Macfarlanes LLP

Macfarlanes is a leading City law firm with a straightforward, independently minded approach.  The driving force behind the firm is an absolute commitment to delivering the right advice in the right way to our clients.

The size of our firm is important. We've kept things simple.  We've decided against growth at the expense of quality, against size at the expense of efficiency and agility.  So whilst we're large enough to advise on the most complex matters, we're also small enough to ensure that our people and our work are exceptional without fail.

Finally rather than opening offices around the world, we take a "client first" approach to international work.  Our clients get the best advice from the right lawyer - where in the world they need it. 

Our combination of culture and expertise makes us a formidable force in the legal market.  Sustaining our position depends on recruiting and training successive generations of truly exceptional lawyers.

Main areas of work

Our main areas of practice are in banking and finance; commercial real estate; commercial; competition; corporate and M&A; employment, pensions and benefits; financial services regulatory; investment funds; IP and IT; litigation and dispute resolution; private equity; private client; restructuring and insolvency; and tax and structuring.

Who are we looking for?

We believe the strongest firm is achieved by choosing a mix of people - reflecting different styles so as to meet the needs that we - and our varied range of clients - will have in the future.  We look for a rare combination of intellectual curiosity, character and drive.  We are looking for ambitious trainees who will thrive on responsibility and challenge and who are ready to begin their careers on day one.  On joining you cannot expect to lose yourself in the crowd.  There are fewer of us and you will be expected to play your part.  Everyone's contribution counts.

We welcome applications from candidates with either a law or non-law background with outstanding academics, who expect, or have achieved, a 2:1 degree or above. 


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Graduate profiles

    • Owen Giles – Trainee Solicitor

      Why Macfarlanes?

      From the point that I aspired to become a solicitor, Macfarlanes stood out for me. I believe that the firm stands for many things which should attract any aspiring... View profile

    • Valery Nformba – Solicitor

      Why Macfarlanes?

      I joined Macfarlanes as a trainee in September 2015 following an assessment day at the firm. Macfarlanes stood out to me as a firm that ensured their personnel are... View profile

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