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Clyde & Co LLP

45 vacancies
96 trainees
490 partners
5550 staff

Clyde & Co is a global law firm with a focus on the insurance, infrastructure, energy, transport and trade and commodities sectors.

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Apply before 4 January 2024 for Clyde & Co Bright Futures.

Apply before 4 January 2024 for 2024 vacation schemes.

To obtain information on how to apply, please visit our website:

Applications to

Hannah Kirrane

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • Partner interview
  • Written exercise

Clyde & Co is a leading global law firm, helping organisations successfully navigate risk and maximise opportunity in the sectors that underpin global trade and commercial activity and enable global prosperity, namely: insurance, aviation, marine, construction, energy, trade and natural resources. Globally integrated, Clyde & Co offers a comprehensive range of contentious and non-contentious legal services and commercially-minded legal advice to businesses operating across the world. It is committed to operating in a responsible way by progressing towards a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the communities and clients it serves and provides an environment in which everyone can realise their potential, using its legal and professional skills to support its communities through pro bono work, volunteering and charitable partnerships, and minimising the impact it has on the environment including through a commitment to the SBTi Net-Zero standard and the setting of ambitious emissions reduction targets. The firm has 490 partners, 2400 lawyers, 3200 legal professionals and 5500 people overall in nearly 70 offices and associated offices worldwide.

London and Scotland vacation schemes

London summer; 24 June  5 July

Scotland summer; 3  14 June

Applications deadline: 4 January 2024

Clyde & Co Bright Futures programme: April 2024

Applications deadline: 4 January 2024

At Clyde & Co, we strongly believe the legal sector should be accessible for all and should have as few barriers as possible. That’s why we’re delighted to announce that this year we’ll once again be running our Bright Futures programme  in collaboration with Bright Network.

Our weeklong Bright Futures programme is aimed at people from lower socioeconomic status groups who have not yet had an opportunity to gain commercial work experience. The purpose of this programme is to develop soft skills and prepare students for the world of work. They also have the opportunity to secure an offer on one of our vacation schemes the following year.

We recruit and retain our staff with the aim of being representative of the communities and cultures in which we work.

We are committed to diversity and equality and strive to create an environment where our people feel happy, respected and able to be themselves at work. We partner with a number of external organisations who help us with our work in this area, for example our partnership with My Family Care to support working families.

Our careers team works with organisations to support us in recruiting diverse talent. They include Aspiring Solicitors, RARE, The Bright Network and MyGwork. We are also the sponsor of the University of Durham Law Faculty’s First Generation Scholars Network.

We also recently launched the 'Clyde & Co Academy', which is a mentoring scheme aimed at ethnically diverse students.

We pay full fees for the GDL and SQE as well as a maintenance grant.

  • Professional & commercial disputes
  • Employment
  • General corporate
  • Corporate insurance
  • Projects & construction
  • Casualty & healthcare
  • Marine
  • Construction & energy insurance
  • Catastrophic injury
  • International trade/arbitration
  • Aviation litigation
  • Property
  • Banking
  • Ship finance
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • General Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

The St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7AR
Phone: 020 7876 5000
Email: [email protected]
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 50
Minimum qualification: AAB at A level and strong 2:1 degree
Start salary: £42,000
Fees paid for:
  • LPC
  • SQE
Turnover: £788,600,000 (2022)
Profit per partner: £708,000 (2022)
Training programme applications: 3,000 (2023)
Retention rate: 73% (2023)
Partner diversity:
  • 73.1% male (2023)
  • 26.9% female
Lawyer diversity:
  • 39.4% male (2023)
  • 60.6% female
Has client secondments: Yes
Client secondments:
  • Charities
  • Insurance companies
Has overseas secondments: Yes
Overseas secondments:
  • Dar es Salaam
  • Dubai
  • Hong Kong
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Guildford
  • Leeds
  • Bristol
  • Birmingham
  • Liverpool
  • Southampton
  • Edinburgh
  • Aberdeen
  • Dundee
  • Glasgow
  • Belfast
  • Derry
  • Afghan Pro Bono Initiative
  • Amicus
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Kids in Need of Defense
  • Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
  • LawWorks (the Solicitors Pro Bono Group)
  • Legal Advice Centres
  • Not Beyond Redemption
  • PILnet (Public Interest Law)
  • Schools Consent Project
  • South Westminster Legal Advice Centre
  • The Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau
  • TrustLaw Connect
  • Ukraine Response Project
  • #10000BlackInterns
  • Aspiring Solicitors
  • Bright Network
  • Mindful Business Charter
  • Rare Recruitment
  • upReach
  • Uptree