A more challenging world needs more inquiring minds

Law has never been a more worthwhile career to pursue. Today’s geopolitical landscape is an ever-changing one. And we’re passionate about helping our clients navigate it successfully. New challenges demand new ways of working. They demand New Lawyers. Welcome to Baker McKenzie.

As a firm, we’re as ambitious as we are welcoming. We’re committed to creating an environment in which people can succeed regardless of where they grew up or the school they went to. We want you to be empowered to help shape the future of our firm – and all of our clients.

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Our way of working

We are The New Lawyers. Lawyers who collaborate across borders, markets and industries around the globe to solve our clients’ most complex problems.

We are innovators. One of the very first global firms. We embrace new technology, inspire each of our lawyers with the most challenging and high profile work, and pay much more than just lip service to important issues such as gender, ethnicity and inclusiveness.

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A message from the Managing Partner, London

“The thing that sets us apart from the other City law firms clamouring for your attention is the pride we take in being a global law firm with a personal touch and a friendly approach. We think this will make your career journey all the more enjoyable – and that’s why you should start it here.”

Alex Chadwick

What do you need to succeed?

Each year, we recruit 33 talented and ambitious Trainees. Individuals who we believe will make the well-rounded lawyers who will help our firm continue to stand out from the rest.

We use a contextualised recruitment system to ensure we employ people from a variety of backgrounds. The system enables us to understand your achievements in the context in which they were gained. So if you demonstrate real potential but fall slightly short of our criteria, you’ll still be considered. We’ll also take into account any mitigating circumstances relating to a disability or long-term health condition.

To be eligible, you’ll need to have (or expect to achieve) at least a 2:1 degree, backed up by a minimum of 340 UCAS points (or equivalent).

  • 2:1

    At least a 2:1 degree

  • 340

    A minimum of 340 UCAS points (or equivalent)

”As a firm we have a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Whether you're a Trainee, Associate or Partner, if you have an idea about a new way of doing things, you'll be listened to and given the space to develop it.”

Jo Hewitt

Partner

What’s in it for you?

We look after all our people from day one. The salaries we pay our Trainees are City upper quartile, and our benefits package is one of the best there is.

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Start planning your journey

If you’d love to make the most of the opportunities that come from working for Baker McKenzie, our Career Planner is where you can start to make things happen.

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