The South West & South Wales
This region is undeniably popular. From Gloucestershire down to Bristol and on through Devon to Land’s End, Cornwall, it is not hard to see why the South West is popular. The hub is the vibrant city of Bristol which houses many top quality firms such as Burges Salmon and Osborne Clarke. Well known for great quality work alongside quality of life, Bristol is a very attractive option.
The nearby city of Cardiff also offers a great base and there are a number of strong practices there notably Eversheds, Geldards and Morgan Cole. With excellent schools and Universities across the region plus wonderful culture and diverse sporting opportunities, many people seek to return to the South West area.
Across these location certainly the broad range of national and strong regional firms ensure that often lawyers remain in the region or City-trained lawyers look to return. Salaries on offer are on a par with other regions and the top firms compete favourably with Birmingham.