Where bright
minds meet

United Kingdom

Ours is a truly global firm. Through seamless teamwork, we span jurisdictions, cultures and languages.

Working together, we provide incomparable legal expertise to many of the world’s leading organisations. It’s this sense of togetherness that makes us so remarkable. Client challenges rarely fall within one practice area, so specialists at every level combine their expertise to cut through the most complex of problems - the results are often unprecedented.

For our clients, it means we're able to provide expert advice wherever they need it. We have dozens of offices around the world. Wherever our people are based, they work together across time zones, geographies and cultures. The results are exceptional solutions for local and global clients. Join us and you'll benefit from our collaborative approach. It's an environment that'll stretch your talents and extend your experience. 

If global law firms are competing to provide the same kind of professional services, you might think we would all end up the same. The fact is, firms vary in spirit, culture and atmosphere.

We’re one of the world’s largest law firms, but it often doesn’t feel like that. We usually work together in small teams, brought together to meet the particular demands of the matter at hand. 

You will be part of a UK-based team. However, given the nature of our client base and the work we handle, you will often work alongside colleagues from other practice areas and offices as part of a larger - often global - team. Everyone is encouraged to build relationships across the global firm.

We are committed to getting the best results for our clients. But the emphasis is on working together as a team to achieve this. As a result, our culture is to support each other. We believe in sharing knowledge. It is a more effective - and enjoyable - way to "get the deal done."

Our vision

"We will be the global law firm of choice for the world's leading businesses of today and tomorrow. Attracting and retaining the best talent is central to reaching this goal."

Charles Adams, Global Managing Partner

A leader in the UK legal market

We have consistently been at the forefront of market developments in the UK, helping both local and international clients achieve their strategic objectives and advising on headline deals that have transformed the country's business and financial landscape. Our work on top-tier transactions and our long experience in UK markets have helped us form close relationships with regulators, government agencies and leading international companies.

This combination of domestic and international experience means that our clients benefit from the transactional capability of an international firm with on-the-ground know-how and the connections of a long-established UK firm. 

London, Canary Wharf

In 1987, today’s Clifford Chance was established when successful London firms Clifford Turner and Coward Chance merged to form the pre-eminent law firm in Europe. The merger was predicated on the shared belief that the world’s leading organisations would seek legal advice that was able to look beyond borders or narrow areas of expertise.

Today we work closely with domestic and international companies, financial institutions, regulators, and government and public-sector bodies. We have invested in order to build a resource that meets our clients' needs. Our London team is integrated with our international network of offices.

Office address: Clifford Chance, 10 Upper Bank Street, London, E14 5JJ

Find out more


In 2018, we acquired a team of 60 paralegal level legal advisors in Newcastle, formerly part of the award-winning CAS (Carillion Advice Services). This team brings extensive experience in unbundling, developing processes and applying the latest in legal tech, complementing our existing client service model.

Office address: Clifford Chance Newcastle, Partnership House, Regent Farm Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 3AF

Find out more