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  • Places: Up to 100

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Clifford Chance is one of the world's pre-eminent law firms, with an incredible depth and breadth of expertise that spans five continents. As a single, fully integrated, global partnership, the firm prides itself on its approachable, collegial, team-based way of working, and on the positive difference it makes to its clients right around the world.  

With thousands of lawyers working from dozens of offices across the globe, Clifford Chance offers expert advice on all aspects of commercial law. And strives to exceed the expectations of its clients, which include corporates from all the commercial and industrial sectors, governments, regulators, trade bodies and not-for-profit organisations. 

Many of Clifford Chance's deals make the news. All of its work has a real and meaningful impact. Often, it demands the kind of knowledge that only international, cross-practice teams can provide. Its reputation in the field is formidable. Which is why organisations turn to the firm not just for legal expertise but also for advice on their most critical business issues.

Clifford Chance knows it's not enough to have an expert understanding of law. That its clients need people with real commercial acumen. People who can bring their insight and imagination to complex problems. People who can act as trusted business advisers and deliver the results that matter. This is reflected in the firm's training contract, which gives new joiners the chance to develop experience across a variety of seats.

Regardless of the specific path they take, trainees at Clifford Chance gain an insight into the firm's global deals, its high-profile clients and collaborative culture. As integral members of the team, they also have the chance to develop their legal and business skills, setting them up for a successful career that could take them in any number of different directions. 

Training Contract & IGNITE

Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, offering local and global clients expert advice on all aspects of commercial law. The firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across five continents and seven practice areas.

As a trainee at Clifford Chance you will undertake seats in at least four of these practice areas. Three of your seats will be in our core areas of Finance, Corporate and Capital Markets. One seat could be an international secondment, client secondment or split seat. You will therefore gain wide exposure to our business which will allow you to determine which area you would like to qualify into as an England and Wales qualified lawyer.

SPARK scheme

Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, offering local and global clients expert advice on all aspects of commercial law. The firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across five continents and seven practice areas.

SPARK is an award-winning and unique opportunity to gain an unparalleled introduction to the world of commercial law, undertaking classroom based learning alongside work shadowing in a practice area. You may even secure a Training Contract by the end of your first year of university (or second year if you are on a four-year degree).

ACCESS

Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, offering local and global clients expert advice on all aspects of commercial law. The firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across five continents and seven practice areas.

Through ACCESS, Clifford Chance is committed to ensuring that anyone who wants to enter the world of law has an equal chance to do so, regardless of their background. The scheme is an introduction to a career in law, so you will meet and interact with professionals from every level of our business – from trainees and recently qualified associates to Partners and recruitment specialists.

And it does not just end there. We will keep in regular contact with you following the scheme, you will have access to mentors at the firm and you will be invited back for events and a reunion before you head off for university.

Salary & Benefits

First year trainee: £50,000

Second year trainee: £55,000

You can also expect to enjoy a comprehensive benefits package – one that includes:

  • Free gym membership
  • Pension scheme
  • On-site healthcare
  • Private healthcare scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Dental plan
  • International secondments
  • Concierge services
  • Free meals (after a certain time)

 

Useful links

SWOT/PEST: https://youtu.be/w6LkAUPWsjA

Impactful Applications: https://youtu.be/oWLP1HaMzDM

Global Virtual Internships & Ready Set Law: https://youtu.be/Q8ptYuPFLmk

Complete application process: https://youtu.be/DwQWzk6_6jU

LIFT: https://youtu.be/mk8E_B2018Y

SQE: https://youtu.be/PcuHqDvxYwk

Career Development Meetings: https://youtu.be/lLDk2CxJrrA

Clifford Chance Live & On Demand: https://youtu.be/7nCATrHkk7w

ACCESS: https://youtu.be/5Lawn9mrYdk

Seat Allocation: https://youtu.be/Tkl6G1ByBKc

Qualification: https://youtu.be/WxIlaVGP-7w

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