Firm poaches key staff

Burges Salmon lures three seniors for new law office

Burges SalmonLaw firm Burges Salmon is launching an office in Edinburgh next month after taking on three partners from three Scottish rivals.

The Bristol-based firm said the move demonstrated its “continued commitment to the Scottish market”.

Corporate practitioner Danny Lee joins from Shepherd and Wedderburn as a partner in its corporate finance team.

Commercial property lawyer Robert Forman joins from Brodies, as a partner in its UK-wide real estate team, while planning law specialist Craig Whelton re-joins from Burness Paull as a partner in its planning team, having previously worked for the firm for nearly five years in Bristol.

The new hires, and several other staff, will be based in the Edinburgh office and will work with the firm’s wider practices, sector groups and existing Scottish law team, led by partner Euan Bremner.

Managing partner Roger Bull said: “The launch of our Edinburgh office is exciting and will enable us to support the firm’s growing client base and long-standing Scottish practice.

“I am delighted that we have been able to recruit such talented lawyers into our new office and would like to welcome our new recruits to Burges Salmon.”

Emma Dowden, Burges Salmon’s chief operating officer, who led the team responsible for delivering the capital office design and fit-out, added: “Our aim is to strengthen further our offering by attracting exceptional people to work in our growing Edinburgh office.”

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