Start your career in law

Law can be a challenging discipline. So where you choose to practise matters.

Choose us and we’ll invest in your potential through tailored training and development. With our tailored graduate programmes, we’ll help you map out your journey to a career in commercial law, give you the opportunity to explore your potential, the means to achieve it and all the support that driven people demand.

Not just another law firm

At Baker & McKenzie, we believe the thing that marks us out from the rest is the pride we take in being a global law firm with a personal touch and friendly approach. It’s our people that make the difference. They give us our unwavering client focus, depth of knowledge and everything else that makes our Firm special.

We think we’ll make your career in law all the more enjoyable – and that’s why you should start it here.

Live in London...

...deliver to the world

From our base at the heart of the world's leading international financial and business centre, you’ll work in partnership with our international platform of over 70 offices to serve our impressive roster of clients.

“The whole idea behind Baker & McKenzie is to have local lawyers and local offices not dominated by a central hub, and I really liked that model. If you’re going to practice international law successfully, you’ve got to have local people in the local market being involved in the decision-making.”

DAVID ALLEN Graduate Recruitment Partner and Partner in Private Equity
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Are you Baker & McKenzie material?

We pride ourselves on selecting the best and brightest talent to turn into the well-rounded commercial lawyers that make our Firm stand out from the crowd.

For our graduate Training Contracts and Vacation Schemes, we ask that you have:

  • At least a 2:1 degree
  • A minimum of 340 UCAS points (or equivalent)

We look for people who have achieved a consistently high level of performance throughout their studies – whether law or non-law undergraduates, recent graduates or career changers.

As well as this breadth of exposure, we’ll commit to making a significant investment in your future. So if you enjoy the intellectual challenge the field of commercial law can offer; if you’re a problem solver, creative thinker and team player, you can count on us to give you everything you need to make your career really go places.

“So much of the job is about marketing and business development, so we’re looking for people who can deal with clients, analyse what they want, think like them and take a very commercial approach to law.”

SIMON PORTER Training Principal and Partner in Structured Capital Markets
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We’re good at what we do

We’re recognised within our sector – and beyond – as a firm to be reckoned with. Whether it’s through client service, innovation or investing in our people, we’ve received many plaudits in recent years. Here are just a few of them:

  • We’re the world’s number one for keeping clients happy, says Acritas.
  • We're rated as one of the most Innovative Law Firms in Europe. Just ask the FT.
  • We’ve been ranked in the top 10 for training in a major industry award for 11 years running.


Recognition counts for a lot. So the fact that we’re the only City law firm to feature in both the Times Top 100 – where we’re ranked 6th amongst law firms and 67th overall – and The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For, speaks volumes. We’ve steadily climbed The Guardian 300 most popular graduate employers to take 76th place overall and are ranked 6th amongst solicitors. We’ve also been recognised by The National Undergraduate Employability Awards and, this year, have risen to 14th place.

Where next?

If you’ve liked what you’ve heard so far, start your career journey now and apply.