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1 Embankment Place,

  • Partners 35
  • Associates 320
  • Totaltrainees  25
  • UKoffices  2
  • Overseasoffices  90
  • Applicationcriteria  
  • Training contracts pa: 25
  • Applications pa: 650
  • Minimum required degree grade: 2:1 or equivalent
  • Vacation scheme places pa: 25
  • Dates and deadlines 
  • Vacation scheme applications open: 1 September 2017
  • Vacation scheme 2018 deadline: 26 January 2018
  • Salary and benefits 
  • First-year salary: £39,000
  • Second-year salary: £44,000
  • Summer vacation scheme: £400 pw 
  • Holiday entitlement: 25 days
  • Sponsorship 
  • LPC fees: Yes
  • GDL fees: Yes
  • Maintenance grant pa: Yes
  • International and regional 
  • Overseas seats: Dubai
  • Client secondments: Yes

Firm profile

Our client facing legal practice is an exciting place to launch your legal career. With more than 3,200 lawyers across more than 90 countries, we have one of the most geographically extensive legal services network in the world. Because of the way our business is structured, we’re able to provide our clients rounded solutions, incorporating multi-disciplinary advice from our wider PwC business areas. It is a unique training environment. By harnessing the collective expertise of more than 19,000 employees across the wider PwC firm in the UK, we can give you an unrivalled, ready-made network on your first day. You’ll feel respected and encouraged to be the best you can be – thanks to the quality of our legal training, plus the daily exposure to the highest standards of work, and broad business skills.

Main areas of work

The practice groups you could work in include banking, commercial and regulatory disputes, corporate, cyber security, employment, pensions, finance, IP/IT and public sector, real estate, tax disputes. You may also complete a seat in Dubai or on one our many client secondments.

Training opportunities

This is a training contract like no other. You’ll be training in a stimulating, multifaceted environment and learning from exceptional people. You’ll quickly gain practical, hands-on experience and lateral thinking skills as part of teams generating creative ways to tackle complex problems.

Vacation schemes

Our three-week paid summer vacation scheme is a great way to find out how we work and see for yourself the ways in which we’re truly unique in the legal marketplace. And you’ll get a highlycompetitive wage while you’re here. You’ll have the opportunity to join client meetings and calls, conduct research, practise legal drafting, join our seminar and training programme and work directly alongside our lawyers. The scheme is our principal route towards securing a training contract with us. The next available scheme is the summer vacation 2018. All successful applicants from the 2018 scheme will be offered a training contract to join in 2018 or more usually 2019. Apply by 26 January 2018.

Other benefits

Bonus scheme, discounted gym membership, life assurance, pension scheme with company contributions, private healthcare, season ticket loan, car/allowance, 25 days’ holiday (pro rata).

Open days and first-year opportunities

 Tuesday 21 November 2017: an evening with PwC. Come and meet our staff, from recent joiners through to partners and directors and you’ll discover why PwC is the first choice for a career in business; why students have voted us number one in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers survey for fourteen years running and why, right from day one, you’ll feel part of something special.

Our Legal Insight Day for first year law students is designed to get a true understanding of what it’s like to be a trainee at with us. During this one-day interactive placement you’ll discover our full range of legal services along with the variety of work the legal team cover. You could also get fast tracked to an assessment day for the summer vacation scheme in the following year.

University law careers fairs 2017

This year we will be attending the follwing careers fairs: City, Nottingham, Kings College London, Kings, Warwick, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, UCL, Exeter, Durham, Queen Mary University of London.

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This Firm's Rankings in
UK Guide, 2017

Ranked Departments

    • Immigration: Companies & Executives (Band 2)
    • Data Protection & Information Law (Band 4)
    • Tax: Contentious (Band 3)