Who we are

Our roots can be traced back to a shared taxi ride home for two successful lawyers in 1948. In that cab, Russell Baker and John McKenzie discovered they had a shared vision – the desire to create a global law firm of talented, local lawyers.

Fast-forward 70 years and that firm now has offices in almost 80 worldwide locations. Our London office is the largest, with over 400 legal professionals serving our vast portfolio of clients, usually in collaboration with teams in our international offices. And it’s in London that your exciting career in law with Baker McKenzie could soon begin.

What we do

Our clients

If you’re not law-struck by a firm’s client list, it’s unlikely the work and opportunities they offer will challenge, motivate and excite you.

Our list bears all the hallmarks of a premier law firm at the top of its game, featuring venture capital funds, investment banks, tech powerhouses and household names. It’s a combination that should give you an insight into the complexity and variety of the opportunities we offer.

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We believe in looking after all our people right from the start of their careers with us. With this in mind, we offer Trainees a starting salary of £45,000, rising to £49,000 in year two. That’s in the upper quartile of City law firms. This comes with a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • benefit-ic-1 Life Assurance & Income Protection
  • benefit-ic-2 Private Medical Insurance
  • benefit-ic-16 Dental Insurance
  • benefit-ic-3 Season Ticket Loans
  • benefit-ic-4 Group Personal Pension Plan
  • benefit-ic-17 Mortgage Advice
  • benefit-ic-19 Independent Financial Advice
  • benefit-5 Childcare Vouchers, Emergency Childcare, Dependent Care and Home Care
  • benefit-ic-6 Gym Subsidy
  • benefit-ic-7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • benefit-ic-8 Dining Discounts – Tastecard and Gourmet Card
  • benefit-ic-9 Cycle To Work Scheme
  • benefit-ic-18 Gadget Insurance
  • benefit-ic-11 Give As You Earn Scheme
  • benefit-ic-12 Concierge and Discounts Service
  • benefit-ic-13 Foreign Currency Exchange and Travel Insurance
  • benefit-ic-14 Employee Healthcare Programmes including health screening, onsite GP, onsite physiotherapy, private A&E, flu jabs and eye care
  • benefit-ic-15 GDL and Fast Track LPC students: We’ll pay your course fees and a maintenance grant towards living expenses at £6,000 for the GDL and £8,000 for the Fast Track LPC

Meet us

If you think we’re the right fit for you, come along to one of our events for a unique insight into who we are and the work we do.

Our events