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Unlock your potential and shape your legal career at Clyde & Co

We have a number offices across England, with numerous opportunities for you, dependant on location.

Embrace the challenge, navigate your path and launch your career with us. Your gateway to an extraordinary legal future.


Details of the specialisms in this country:

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Ideally situated in the vibrant and bustling business district, our Birmingham office plays a central role in Clyde & Co’s UK-wide network of offices, providing support to clients in a number of areas.

In Birmingham, we specialise in the following areas:

  • insurance litigation
  • catastrophic injury
  • commercial, motor, travel & white-collar fraud
  • retail and leisure cases
  • motor
  • criminal regulatory
  • civil and commercial litigation
  • professional indemnity
  • property damage litigation
  • employers' and public liability and occupational disease

Clyde & Co opened its Bristol office in 2018 to provide dedicated support to clients operating in the insurance and infrastructure sectors in the south west of the UK. 

In Bristol, we specialise in the following areas:

  • Insurance
  • Healthcare
  • Projects and Construction

Clyde & Co's Guildford office has been serving clients since 1969, when it became the first new office to be established after we began our expansion beyond London. The office provides high quality international support to clients and also domestic advice and local assistance to clients based in the region.

In Guildford, we specialise in the following areas: 

  • marine
  • energy & natural resources
  • international trade & commodities
  • insurance
  • reinsurance

With a history dating back to the 1800s our Liverpool office offers all types of claims support made against public authorities, insurers and major insureds.

In Liverpool, we specialise in the following areas:

  • employer's liability
  • public liability
  • motor claims
  • occupational disease claims
  • casualty 

As part of the London training contract, you will have the chance to complete a seat in our Guildford office.

Our London office is the heart of Clyde & Co's global network, providing a full legal offering based on our diverse sector expertise. Our Guildford office looks after several of our high-profile clients and has sector expertise across our corporate, marine and real estate practices.

In London, we specialise in the following areas:

  • Aviation
  • Casualty and Healthcare
  • Corporate
  • Energy
  • Employment and Pensions
  • Insurance, Financial & Professional Disputes
  • International Arbitration
  • International Trade
  • Marine
  • Real Estate
  • Projects and Construction

Our Manchester office is vital in Clyde & Co’s leading casualty and healthcare practice and provides services to our commercial clients. We offer expert legal advice across a full range of casualty services, from straightforward, fast-track claims to the most complex and sensitive cases. 

Our schemes based in Manchester are perfect for individuals who want to be based regionally but still be part of a global law firm with access to world-class training and development opportunities. 

In Manchester, we specialise in the following areas:

  • Casualty
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Financial & Professional
  • Projects & Construction
  • Marine
  • Energy

Our Newcastle office plays a central role in Clyde & Co’s UK-wide network of offices, providing support to clients in a number of areas.

In Newcastle, we specialise in the following areas: 

  • insurance litigation
  • professional indemnity
  • commercial dispute resolution
  • construction & engineering projects and disputes
  • shipping contracts and disputes 
  • energy projects
  • property transactions
  • regulatory compliance matters
  • industrial disease


In Southampton, we specialise in the following areas:

  • catastrophic injury
  • large loss claims
  • employers' liability
  • public liability
  • clinical negligence and personal injury
  • property damage
  • recovery
  • disease claims

Our Programmes

There a few ways you can spend time with us – all of them will give you useful insights into our firm, the kind of work you could be doing here and the kind of culture and environment we have. It’s also a chance for us to get a feel for your potential.

See all open early careers roles here

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Global Virtual Experience Programmes

At Clyde & Co, we recognise the challenges that students and graduates can face when trying to access a career in the legal profession. It is our aim to provide an opportunity to understand what a career in law would look like by providing a practical insight into the day-to-day life of a commercial lawyer.

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School Leaver Apprenticeships

Plans are underway to relaunch our school leaver apprenticeship offering, which we hope to start recruiting for later in 2024.

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Campus Ambassadors


2nd or penultimate-year of study as of September 2024.

Are studying any UK University degree.

Are part of at least one law-related society on campus.

Have a strong interest in content creation and the confidence to promote Clyde & Co on your university campus.

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LIFT: Legal Insight for future Talent


Engaged individuals, excited for an opportunity to learn about Clyde & Co and the wider legal/commercial sector who meet either our LIFT Social Mobility or LIFT Black Heritage eligibility.

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Bright Futures Programme


This programme is for first-year law and penultimate-year non-law students.

Full details of eligibility for Bright Futures Access and Bright Futures Black Talent can be found here.

Please note: law students on a four year course should apply in their second year.

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Vacation Schemes


As we are recruiting for 2027 training contracts via our 2025 vacation schemes, we require that applicants are:

Law undergraduates in their penultimate-year or non-law undergraduates in their final year.

For Scotland, you need to be a penultimate-year Scots Law undergraduate, or in your first year of the accelerated LLB.

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UK Paralegal Academy


UK Bachelors degree at 2:2 or above in any subject or equivalent qualification.

No legal experience necessary.


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Training Contracts


Most of our trainees are people who have impressed us on our vacation schemes or through internal recruitment from our paralegal population. We recruit exclusively through these channels for our London and Manchester training contracts.

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Practice Group Specific Training Contracts


A law degree or a non-law degree plus the PGDL (Post-Graduate Diploma in Law) by September 2025. You would then start your SQE (Solicitors Qualifying Examination) course, ready to join us as a trainee in September 2026.

You will be expected to have AAB at A-level and a 2:1 degree.


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