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Share the ambition
Join Linklaters and you become part of one of the world’s most prestigious law firms – a global network of exceptionally talented, highly motivated lawyers working as a team and learning from one another to fulfil our ambition of becoming the leading global law firm.
We are pursuing our ambition by focusing on building strong, long-term relationships with our clients, with our colleagues and with the communities in which we operate.
While many law firms are strong in particular areas, Linklaters is the only firm to have market-leading global teams across the full range of corporate, finance and commercial practice areas. This, partnered with our culture of innovation, teamwork and entrepreneurship, means that we have built strong relationships with the world’s leading companies, financial institutions and governments and are asked to advise them on their most important and challenging transactions and assignments.
A truly global firm, Linklaters has 19 practices across 29 cities worldwide, giving you the opportunity to connect with a diverse range of international colleagues and clients on a daily basis. As part of your training contract you will have the opportunity to be seconded to one the firm’s international offices or to the offices of one of our clients, giving you first hand experience of this global dimension.
Your career path
Linklaters recruits a diverse mix of the most talented graduates from a wide range of universities and backgrounds. We recruit graduates from both law and non-law disciplines, so you don't need a law degree if you'd rather study something different at university. Graduates in other disciplines spend a year at law school, taking the Graduate Diploma in Law and all graduates complete the Legal Practice Course (LPC) before starting their training contracts. The firm meets the cost of the GDL and the LPC and provides a maintenance grant for each. The training contract is structured around four six-month seats, designed to build your knowledge, experience and contacts in a broad range of practice areas and to equip you for your long-term career.
Linklaters has high expectations of its trainees and recruits talented and motivated graduates who expect a lot from themselves. In return, we offer our trainees global opportunities, entrepreneurial freedom, world-class training and incredible rewards.
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