Share our vision. Shape your future. 


DLA Piper is one of the world’s leading business law firms. With over 90 offices in more than 40 countries, we provide seamless local and cross-border advice. We believe great businesses can make a better world. That's why, every day, at DLA Piper, we help our clients succeed.


At DLA Piper, our progressive mindset challenges conventions and evolves our global legal offering into broader advisory services and new business areas. Through our deep industry knowledge, technological solutions, and diversity of thought and experience, clients embrace change and seize opportunities.


Our ten sector groups cover the full range of business law services. Clients include multinationals, startups, public sector bodies and governments.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: 

Diversity and inclusion are an everyday part of who we are and what we do.


We’re a global firm with diverse clients and we know our clients expect us to represent the communities in which we work and value our advice on both local and global markets. Diversity isn’t just about visible differences, it’s the unique blend of talents, experiences and perspectives that make you who you are and we pride ourselves on having a culture and environment where everyone is valued for being themselves.


Wherever you are from, wherever you join and however long you stay, by joining our firm, you join our family. DLA is striving to achieve a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and counts and where everyone can be themselves.


To support in achieving an inclusive culture. DLA has a number of people networks. These networks are internal communities with an interest or focus on a particular topic and are open to everyone.


These are:

  • Law (Gender Balance)

  • IRIS (LGBT+)

  • Mosaic: (Cultural Heritage & Ethnicity):

  • PACT (Family & Carers).

Summer Internship:

Our award-winning, paid Summer Internship is designed to give you insight to what DLA Piper is really like. Our in-person programme is three weeks in duration, commencing with a week-long induction programme held at our London office.


This induction provides an advanced introduction to the legal sector and the firms practice groups. It also builds your professional skills and workplace capability. Throughout the induction there will be opportunities to hear from and network with senior members of the firm.


Students spend the second and third weeks of the Summer Internship undertaking work experience placements across two of our practice groups in their chosen office location.


We are hopeful that our 2021 programme will run in-person. If that is not possible, than the programme will be modified and hosted virtually.


This year we will be recruiting interns into all of our UK offices, as follows: Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Sheffield. 


At the end of the Summer Internship, participants are assessed for a training contract place.


Applications are now open. They will close on Thursday 31 December 2020 at 17.00 GMT. Apply here. 

Insight Programme

Our award winning, Insight Programme is open to both law and non-law students. It’s designed to give you an insight into life at a global commercial law firm.


Our Insight Programme includes:


  • An insight to the legal sector, DLA Piper and our practice groups

  • Interactive workshops that bring our organisation to life

  • Professional skills training including advice on how to excel in our selection process

  • Networking events

  • The opportunity to meet with senior representatives and current trainees


Through participating on our Insight Programme you will have the opportunity to be assessed early for the firms Summer Internship.


We are hopeful that our 2021 Insight Programme will be hosted in-person. If that is not possible, than the programme will be modified and hosted virtually.


The Insight Programme is hosted in our London office. If applicable, participants that cannot reasonably commute to London will be provided with paid accommodation and travel expenses will be reimbursed.


Applications are now open. They will close on Friday 29 January at 17.00 GMT. Apply here. 

Other events

Events are a great way to interact with our people and get to know more about the culture and work at DLA Piper. The Graduate Recruitment & Development team and other representatives from the firm attend many events during the year. 


You can view these events and sign up to attend by visiting our graduate recruitment website - https://www.dlapipergraduates.com/uk/events/.