The firm announces that it has expanded the office footprint in its Edinburgh office
Independent UK law firm Burges Salmon announces today that it has expanded the existing office footprint in its Edinburgh office at Atria One on Morrison Street.
In May 2022, Burges Salmon celebrated its third anniversary of launching in Scotland and the firm is now excited to announce this further expansion of its Edinburgh office, which is intended to support future growth.
Having completed a deal with The Law Society of Scotland, Burges Salmon has acquired 3,000 sq ft of additional space in Atria One that is adjacent in the building and now connected to its existing office space. The new space comprises a range of additional agile work spaces, internal meeting space and collaboration areas that are tech-enabled to support hybrid working, and will help the firm accommodate the growth of its team in Scotland as well as provide a flexible space for visitors. The firm has also invested in a range of planting and greenery in the new office space to support the wellbeing of its people and visitors.
Roger Bull, Burges Salmon’s Managing Partner, says: “Our decision to open an office in Edinburgh in 2019 was all about recognising and responding to the needs of our clients, and was (and remains) closely aligned with our key sector strategy. Over the past three years, we have achieved a number of significant milestones – in terms of both the recruitment of fantastic new team members and client successes. During the past 12 months in particular, our presence in Scotland has continued to grow strongly and we now boast a 45-strong team based in our Edinburgh office.
“This exciting office expansion will support our future growth and for it to come only three years after opening in Scotland is testament to the hard work of all those involved in making our Edinburgh office such a success.”
Burges Salmon’s office in the Scottish capital opened in May 2019, in line with the firm’s commitment to meet the needs of its clients and underpin its strong position in the Scottish market.
Further demonstrating the firm’s commitment to a strong Dispute Resolution team in Scotland, this year Burges Salmon welcomed two senior lawyers – Amy Cornelius and Gregor Hayworth – in the firm’s Dispute Resolution team based in Edinburgh.
Burges Salmon’s Corporate team has also expanded with solicitors Claire Withers, Tax and Incentives, and Victoria MacAuley, Corporate Finance, joining the firm, while associate Samir Younes and solicitor Emily Cranston joined the firm’s Banking and Finance team. The firm’s Planning and Compulsory Purchase team was also strengthened with the appointment of associate Patrick Munro.
The past year has seen a number of key client successes for Burges Salmon’s Edinburgh team, having advised on a number of significant transactions across a range of sectors and for high-profile clients. Burges Salmon has also maintained or forged new partnerships with some significant institutions in Scotland, including rewilding, reforestation and carbon-offsetting organisation, Trees for Life, and Edinburgh Zoo’s public art event, Giraffe About Town.