Careers and Employability Service

What can I do with my degree in Law?

Law-related employers


Solicitors' Firms

The “Magic Circle”

These are the five most “prestigious” London-headquartered multinational law firms with the largest revenues

The “Silver Circle"

Prestigious and highly rewarding London-based, corporate law firms who have significantly higher profits per equity partner figures than the UK average

Types of law firm

Chambers Student: American and transatlantic law firms in the UK – list of US firms that have opened up an office London and grown it from scratch and US firms that have entered the UK market via a merger with an established British firm.
Chambers student: National law firms - firms that have a strong UK-wide market recognition and a presence in several major UK cities.
Chambers student: Regional law firms – commercial firms that vary in size with a city headquarters and offices across one region of the UK.
Chambers student: High street law firms - come in all shapes and sizes and can range from long-established bands of several dozen lawyers in a town centre to sole practitioners setting up shop in the suburbs.

American firms in London

Other City and commercial firms

Many of these are international and offer excellent career prospects

Medium-sized and niche (specialist) firms in London

Regional firms in South-East and Eastern England 

Barristers' Chambers

Chambers in Kent

Chambers in London

Chambers in other locations

The above lists are only a selection of firms and chambers in these categories: the resources linked under “Find a Job” provide more comprehensive and searchable listings. Inclusion in this list does not imply any recommendation of these particular firms by the Careers and Employability Service.


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Last Updated: 10/12/2021