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UK 300: top law firms

…as voted for by students and graduates

The UK 300 features the largest and most comprehensive annual survey of student opinion on graduate careers, employers and their own job hunts. The survey determines not only the most popular 300 graduate employers in the UK overall, but also the most popular graduate employers in a range of career sectors, including law.

The top graduate employers for solicitors are listed in the table below. Clifford Chance takes the top spot from its fellow magic circle firm Allen & Overy, other firms also rise and fall in the ranks and White & Case joins them in the table as a new entrant.

The students and graduates surveyed who were interested in solicitors careers:

  • were unlikely to have undertaken a vacation scheme, despite the fact that they are a recognised entry route into the profession: by the time of their final year, only 21% of students had completed one.
  • were much more likely than the average student to have attended employer events: 43% had attended an employer networking event (compared to a 22% average) and 22% had attended an invitation-only event (compared to a 10% average).
  • were likely to seek out an international career: 45% actively wanted to work for a large, international firm and 40% rated ‘international interactions/opportunities’ as a ‘very important’ factor when choosing between employers (compared to an average across all sectors of 28% and 34% respectively).

Percentages have been rounded.

Over 74,700 students and graduates took part in the Trendence UK Graduate Survey, which formed the basis of the results in the UK 300.

Last year: 2

Law solicitors, Banking, Capital markets, Corporate, Insolvency, Private equity, Real estate, Tax

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Last year: 1

Law solicitors

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Last year: 4

Law solicitors

up

Last year: 9

Law solicitors

up

Last year: 5

Law solicitors

same

Last year: 3

Law solicitors, Banking, Capital markets, Commercial, Construction, Corporate, Criminal, Dispute resolution, Employment, Environmental, European & competition, Family, Human rights, IT & communications, Insolvency, Insurance, Intellectual property, Personal injury, Private client, Private equity, Real estate, Tax

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Last year: 8

Law solicitors

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8

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Last year: 7

Law solicitors

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Law solicitors

Last year: 10

Law solicitors

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