A more challenging world needs more inquiring minds

Law has never been a more worthwhile career to pursue. Especially in a firm that’s truly global. Today’s geopolitical landscape is an ever-changing one and we’re passionate about helping our household name 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 of our clients.

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How many partners began life at Baker McKenzie as trainee solicitors?

33 out of 117 Partners were BM trainees

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 Trainee Solicitors. Individuals who we believe will make the well-rounded lawyers who will help our firm continue to stand out from the rest.

To join us, you’ll need to have (or expect to achieve) at least a 2:1 degree.

We use a contextualised recruitment system to ensure we employ people from a variety of backgrounds. It 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.

”As a firm we have a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Whether you're a Trainee Solicitor, 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


The Trainee Test

In this podcast mini-series, you’ll get a first-hand look at what being a Trainee at Baker McKenzie is all about. In each episode, our host Harry Clark is joined by three Trainees and a Partner, where they discuss how they’d tackle a simulated legal problem. Available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

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What’s in it for you?

We look after all our people from day one. The salaries we pay our Trainee Solicitors 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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