• 110

    trainees recruited each year

  • Over 80%

    of trainees undertake a secondment

  • Over 70

    languages spoken

  • 20%

    of partners elected in 2016 were female

  • 29

    offices globally

  • 91%

    retention of qualifying trainees in September 2016

  • Over 2,000

    lawyers

  • 19

    sports clubs in London

  • 24%

    of trainees recruited in the past year are first generation university

Our business

Linklaters has a commanding presence across the full range of practice areas. This, partnered with our culture of innovation, teamwork and entrepreneurship, means that we have built strong relationships with the world’s leading companies, financial institutions and governments, advising them on their most important, complex and challenging transactions and assignments. We have integrated IT systems, knowhow and people across our global offices, which allow us to offer a truly global approach to the provision of the highest quality of advice to our clients.

Today’s increasingly complex world brings with it new opportunities for business as well as unprecedented risks. Linklaters provides the highest quality legal advice to the world’s leading corporations and financial institutions, supporting them to navigate the most critical situations they face. We help them to operate with confidence and get the job done.

From our foundations in London, we have developed an excellence in doing business across borders, built on an international footprint that makes sense for our clients. Wherever they are in the world and whatever the task, our clients can expect the same quality of experience from us – fast, flexible and truly global.

We believe that the rule of law is essential to human progress, underpinning economic activity and the development of society. Our work is to enable the world of business to benefit from the rule of law, and the integrity, fairness and certainty that it brings. We know that trust in us comes from giving principled advice, which means not just doing things right, but doing the right things – and helping our clients to do likewise.

The high standards we achieve as a firm are made possible by the quality of our people, a strong culture of support and hard work, and a focus on our clients’ needs. The world’s top talent is attracted to Linklaters because they want to work at the forefront of our industry, and we are determined to continue developing world class lawyers and business professionals.

It is by anticipating our clients’ evolving needs that we will stay at the leading edge of the practice of law and develop legal frameworks around the world, and we want to play a part in maintaining and developing the legal frameworks necessary for future prosperity around the world.

I like the culture of Linklaters: you get the same quality across all offices and it's easy for them to call colleagues in other jurisdictions. It's a really global firm.
Client quote to Chambers 2014