Careers in our Bristol Office

Simmons & Simmons’ office in Bristol opened in October 2012.

We occupy the fifth and sixth floor of Aurora, a new building in Finzels Reach. The area is in a thriving business hub in the centre of Bristol, a five minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads railway station. The office is also well connected to bus networks and there is a small car park which houses a padlocked bicycle cage for our cyclists.

Our office interior is modern and bright with large windows providing views of Bristol and is hung with works from the Simmons & Simmons corporate art collection.

We're a short walk from Cabot Circus in central Bristol – a vast, modern shopping complex housing a multitude of shops, bars, restaurants and a number of gyms are also nearby.

The Bristol office is fully integrated with the London office in all aspects and interaction is actively encouraged.

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Legal Practice Areas

We are particularly keen to speak to lawyers who practice in the following areas:

The office supports the firm in undertaking complex, high value work for clients and naturally carries with it the same reputation as any other of our offices around the world.

Please see profiles to learn more about some of our lawyers in Bristol and around the network to understand more about why they chose Simmons & Simmons and how their careers have developed at the firm.

We aim to be a first choice law firm for clients in the world’s fastest growing industries. For more information about our approach please see our sector focus.

Business Services

Our business services people are committed to providing the highest level of support to our lawyers. Our team members work in departments including:

  • Facilities
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Professional Support Officers/Assistants and Paralegals
  • Secretarial

Communication and support is fundamental to the smooth running of the office and each member of the team interacts with their London (and other office) counterparts on a daily basis.

Please see business services professionals for more information about our business support teams. See our profiles for examples of our business services professionals in Bristol and around the international network.

Rewards and Benefits

We offer a generous rewards package in line with our position as a leading international law firm.



Deeply embedded in the firm’s ethos, is our commitment to an inclusive and diverse environment. As part of this, we believe it is important to provide people with the support networks they need in order to flourish and the opportunity to come together with like-minded people. The London office is home to a number of such networks at any one time and members of the Bristol office are welcome to join:

  • Christians in Simmons
  • International Islamic Community
  • Jewish network 
  • LGBT network
  • The Number One Club (Women’s network)

Corporate Responsibility

It is important to Simmons & Simmons that we support the local communities that we operate in and all our employees have the opportunity to participate in a number of Corporate Responsibility initiatives, such as reading at local schools – as we are fairly new to the area, this is something currently being explored.

Social events

We want people to enjoy working together at Simmons & Simmons and that means creating the opportunity to socialise and get to know your colleagues and have fun, as well as working together. We are a small, friendly office and events are organised by anyone wishing to do so! Events range from Christmas functions to bowling and karting.


It is important to the firm that our overall culture is reflected in all of our offices. In Bristol, as elsewhere, a hard working, but collegiate and supportive environment is an essential feature of life within the firm.