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About Clifford Chance

Where agile minds meet

Who we are:

We’re a leading global corporate law firm. But we’re not a typical one. Far from it.

Life here means doing the best work for exceptional clients while being yourself. We look for individuals, not for ‘typical lawyers’. We’re focused, but we know how to have fun. And we collaborate. At every level. Which makes this a brilliant place to learn. To find your feet quickly. To get ahead.

So, are you ready?

What we do and where:

We give expert legal advice on every aspect of commercial law. And our clients? From infamous corporations, governments and global banks, to not-for-profits and charities, we help just about everyone with our specialist knowledge and skills.

That variety definitely makes life here interesting. As does the scale and scope of what we do.
Our work covers Corporate; Global Financial Markets; Real Estate; Litigation & Dispute Resolution; plus Tax, Pensions & Employment.

And when it comes to where we are, we work in major financial centres across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

How you can get involved:

You don’t need a law degree to join us. (About half of our trainees come from non-law backgrounds.) What matters is that you’re resilient, curious, creative and open to new challenges. You’re someone who loves to learn. A great problem solver. A smart thinker. You’re commercially-savvy, solutions-oriented and up for working as part of a close-knit team.

One of the ways you can show us you have what it takes is to experience life here before you apply for your Training Contract. You can explore the possibilities available by attending one of our virtual events or completing one of our free Global Virtual Internships – open to everyone. These offer unparalleled access to legal resources whilst revealing the people and culture in a way that has never been done before.

Explore our Virtual Events Hub

Seize the opportunity and join up to 50 cutting-edge virtual events. Radical events that are democratising access to information in a way that was never before possible.

You’ll have access to a mix of panels, keynotes, skills sessions, interactive case studies and global legal professions. Plus talks from experts outside the industry at flagship events. All of which will equip you with the skills, knowledge and networks to succeed.


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"By the end of the insight, I had no doubt that CC was the place that I want to work at after I graduate. Every other work experience I am undertaking from that moment on has been in order to strengthen my profile so I can work there! It was so informative, not only about the firm but about commerical law in general. It was very useful for someone like me who is from a non-law degree. " Read full review


"I loved the Clifford Chance Virtual Vacation Scheme. Despite being online, it was engaging and interactive. It was hands on, but, also a supportive experience. I enjoyed the programme as I didn't just gain a surface level of knowledge, we explored the thematics and practice areas in depth. I gained a long term vision of my position in the industry and the firm too. Most importantly, I managed to grasp a understanding of the culture of the firm and thorough interaction with the firms employees and fellow interns. This was all made possible through successful virtual communication that the firm put in place for the scheme. Considering I came from a background of minimal legal exposure I feel confident that the scheme has given me the ability to tackle and continue in the legal world." Read full review

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  • Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

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