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Grow your career with Clifford Chance, where the brightest minds work as one team for our clients

Why Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance offers you the opportunity to join a global law firm with one of the most pre-eminent legal practices in the world. We are proud of the lawyers and business professionals who work for us and of the service that together we provide to our clients, many of whom are world leaders in their own sectors. Join us and you will experience, first hand, the one firm, one team approach that makes working at Clifford Chance so different. 

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Whatever your area of expertise, you’ll find a range of career opportunities at Clifford Chance. And wherever you’re heading, Clifford Chance is where you can be true to your ambitions.

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Clifford Chance named Law Firm of the Year at Lawyer Awards 2019

We are proud to have been named Law Firm of the Year and Finance Team of the Year at the 2019 Lawyer Awards.

Our people

Everyone at Clifford Chance plays a part in helping the firm deliver consistently outstanding services. We work together in the truest sense – through trust, mutual support, openness, informality and respect for each other.

By joining our team you will feel the full benefit of the Clifford Chance environment, joining a professional supportive team that values your talents. But don’t just take our word for it...

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Our work

A common thread that runs through all our six practice areas is a no-nonsense, can-do culture. Partners are hands-on with the work and newly qualified lawyers are expected to demonstrate leadership behaviour from a very early stage. Our business service teams are crucial to helping us deliver to our clients. Every single person is critical to the success of the team. The quality of our people helps us to deliver the best for our clients and this is a key reason why clients come back to us.

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Business professionals

Through every area of our firm, from Best Delivery to Resource Management, Finance to Business Development, and from Technology to Human Resources, we aim to recruit and retain talented people who share our values. Chief Operating Officer, Caroline Firstbrook, talks about the impact you can have on driving the firm's strategy by joining us.

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Outstanding employee network award for ethnic diversity

Founded in 2015, Clifford Chance's London REACH Network (our network for race equality and celebrating heritage) won the Outstanding Multi-cultural or BAME Employee Network award at the 2018 UK Diversity Legal Awards. This award recognises the outstanding contribution of a multi-cultural or ethnically diverse employee network in the legal profession to creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace through a series of innovative initiatives including reverse mentoring scheme, bespoke career coaching for members, collaborative events with the LGBT network Arcus. The REACH Network has been effective, visible and influential in developing the firm's diversity and inclusion strategy.

Clifford Chance Choice

Clifford Chance Choice is a framework which embraces the changing world of work to support the needs of our people and clients which we launched in March 2019.

By offering people more choice while continuing to help them excel in their legal careers, Clifford Chance Choice aims to help us remain an employer of choice among the brightest and best legal talent.

Every year we offer our lawyers the option to apply for up to one or two months unpaid leave, without providng a reason, which complements existing flexible working options across the firm.

Graduate and student opportunities

If you have visited this site and you are looking for information on training contracts or summer vacation scheme opportunities in our London office, please visit our graduate recruitment website.

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