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CMS is a global, full service law firm with 60 plus offices in over 30 countries worldwide. We are the second most global law firm and the largest in Europe, headquartered in the City of London in the UK with training locations also in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Bristol. Opportunities abound for top quality training, global secondments and to work with sector specialists so that your career can thrive in our Global Elite Law firm.

Clients come to us for advice across all types of commercial law, including banking and finance, competition, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, employment & pensions, energy and environment, intellectual property, private equity, public procurement, real estate and tax.

‘Your World First’ is our promise to our clients. This means we are client-centric, have world vision and are performance driven. We have over 3,200 lawyers who work in international teams, focusing on industry sectors. That means we always advise in the context of our clients’ business and market.

If you’re looking for a career in law, then it’s time to get a taste for the Modern Law Firm, joining one of the CMS Graduate Programmes designed for students across all year groups. Opportunities abound for top quality training, global secondments and to work with sector specialists so that your career can thrive in our Global Elite Law firm.


Linklaters aim is to be the leading global law firm, building relationships that endure through business cycles to ensure that top companies and financial institutions instinctively turn to us for support on their most important and challenging assignments.

From a shifting geopolitical landscape to the exponential growth in FinTech, this is a time of unprecedented change. At Linklaters, we’re ready. Our people go further to support our clients, with market-leading legal insight and innovation. And we go further for each other, too. We’re people you want to work with, generous with our time and ready to help. So no matter what the future holds, with us you’ll be one step ahead. Great change is here. Get ready.


Join us as a student, trainee or junior lawyer at Linklaters and you will be exposed to complex global transactions.


Shearman & Sterling is one of the global elite of law firms. You’ll be working on headline-making deals for some of the world’s leading organisations. In the UK we recruit a select few individuals who have an appetite for responsibility, thrive in a team and have the desire to perform at the highest level of corporate law.

Main areas of work
In London, we represent major UK and international companies and financial institutions. Our lawyers are acknowledged as market leaders in antitrust, asset management, banking and leveraged finance, capital markets, executive compensation and employee benefits, financial services, intellectual property, international arbitration and litigation, mergers and acquisitions, project development and finance, property, structured finance, and tax.

Address: 9 Appold Street, London EC2A 2AP

Telephone: 0207 655 5000

Email: graduates@shearman.com

Facebook: facebook.com/ShearmanandSterlingUKGraduates


Why choose Freshfields?

Do you want to tackle the most interesting legal work around? And come up with advice that makes sound commercial sense? If you do, we could be the right choice for you.

We’re an international law firm that supports clients wherever in the world they do business. Because we advise some of the world’s largest companies on how to grow, strengthen and defend their operations, we can offer you some of the best and most challenging work there is.

You’ll help big businesses achieve their goals – from advising them on mergers and acquisitions to sorting out their disputes and commercial challenges. If you’re keen to find solutions that work in the real world – not just ones that reflect what’s right or wrong in law – we want to hear from you.

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