Amazing law careers start here

Welcome to Baker McKenzie. Ours is a unique working environment that will leave graduates not just amazed, but law-struck. By the type and quality of the work we offer. The breadth of our international opportunities. Our relentless desire to be the most diverse law firm out there. And our friendly and collegiate approach to the way we work.

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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 of the best and brightest 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 the best 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


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’re law-struck by the thought of working for Baker McKenzie, our Career Planner is where you can start to make things happen.

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