We are one of the world's pre-eminent law firms, with significant depth and range of resources across five continents. As a single, fully integrated, global partnership, we pride ourselves on our approachable, collegial and team-based way of working. We always strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, which include corporates from all the commercial and industrial sectors, governments, regulators, trade bodies and not-for-profit organisations. We provide them with the highest-quality advice and legal insight, which combines the Firm's global standards with in-depth local expertise.

 

As a leading law firm, we recruit the best talent from around the world. It is essential to our commercial strategy that we foster an inclusive culture so that we can provide our clients with the best advice. Many of the world's leading organisations look to Clifford Chance not just for legal expertise but for advice on business-critical issues. They place us in this position of trust because our clients are made up of a diverse range of businesses. To find ever better solutions to our clients' most important challenges, we must build the best team, made up of people from a wide range of backgrounds, which is nurtured and developed in an inclusive and collegiate environment.

 

Inclusion and diversity is not just a commercial imperative for the firm. It is also important to our people, many of whom are involved in internal diversity networks, such as Arcus, our global LGBT+ network.

 

The work we have been doing at both a global and a local level was recognised when we were ranked in 2017 among the top 5 UK best employers for LGBT+ colleagues in the 2017 Stonewall Workplace Equality Index. We were also recognised in the Asian Legal Business Diversity List 2016. Our managing partner, Matthew Layton, features on the 2016 OUTstanding Leading Ally Executives List, presented by the Financial Times. The list recognises leading individuals in business who have made a significant contribution to LGBT+ inclusion.

 

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusivity, we support our people in establishing diversity networks, which focus on the recruitment, retention and advancement of diverse employees.

London Training Contract

You'll have four six-month rotations which will give you the opportunity to explore our practice areas, our client and international secondments and our split-seat opportunities. We aim to offer you the flexibility to drive your Training Contract forward in a way that best suits you. To find out more please click here

IGNITE

You'll have four six-month rotations which will give you the opportunity to explore our practice areas, our client and international secondments and our split-seat opportunities. We aim to offer you the flexibility to drive your Training Contract forward in a way that best suits you. To find out more please click here

SPARK

Clifford Chance SPARK can lead you straight to a Training Contract during your first year of University. Secure your future early with this five-day pay scheme so you can look ahead with confidence. It'll be fast-paced, dynamic and packed full of exciting opportunities. To find out more please click here

ACCEPT

Our ground-breaking one-day conference that provides an opportunity for LGBT+ students interested in a career in law, to hear from senior role models and understand how your sexuality can complement your career. To find out more, please click here

Global Virtual Internships

A global experience at your fingertips. The future of internships is here! Whether you’re a first-year student or a recent graduate, our global virtual internships will give you the skills you need to take that next big step in your career. Our free internships, with over 20 hours of modular content represent the future of virtual work-experience. To find our more please click here