Law - solicitors

Solicitors provide legal advice, resolve disputes and represent their clients in legal matters. Solicitors are primarily employed by law firms, which range from small ‘high-street’ firms to international firms. However, it is also possible to become an ‘in-house’ lawyer at any organisation that requires legal advice.

Allen & Overy has regained the top spot from Clifford Chance after two years. Elsewhere, the list is dominated by international firms with strong commercial practices. Only four of the magic circle firms – the five most dominant City players: Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters, and Slaughter and May – make the list this year.

sector winner
Allen & Overy LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Law Solicitors +3

1
1
Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

Law Solicitors +10

2
1
Linklaters LLP

Linklaters LLP

Law Solicitors +3

3
Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell

Law Solicitors +24

4
2
Baker McKenzie LLP

Baker McKenzie LLP

Law Solicitors +3

5
Slaughter and May

Slaughter and May

Law Solicitors +3

6
2
Bird & Bird LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Law Solicitors +3

7
NEW
DLA Piper UK LLP

DLA Piper UK LLP

Law Solicitors +3

8
Clyde & Co LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

Law Solicitors +3

9
NEW
White & Case LLP

White & Case LLP

Law Solicitors +3

10
1