The Lex 100 Survey


We sent online surveys to graduate recruitment managers at the UK's largest law firms. 165 firms successfully took part and distributed our survey to their trainees.

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The Student Column

student column

We’ve created The Student Column as a place where current students who have accepted a training contract can offer their own 10 Top Tips on a range of different topics.

For our Top Tips, click here

International Seats

international seats

The overseas seat opportunities offered by international firms are a major attraction for many budding lawyers...

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Application Deadlines

application deadlines

Upcoming vacation scheme and training contract application deadlines. Identify the firms that you’re applying to and make sure to begin your preparations in good time.

The application deadlines page

Lex 100 Winners


Quality of work? Most stress-free? Real walking, talking clients? Our tables show the Lex 100 Winners – the highest scoring firms in each of our thirteen categories.

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What will you earn?

what will you earn

Our interactive table, which shows the year one, year two and newly qualified pay for those firms who have an extended profile with The Lex 100.

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Practice Areas

pratice areas

Find information about the type of work involved, skills needed and key developments from some of the UKs leading law firms...

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Compare Firms

compare firms

Compare your top choice firms by categories such as quality of work, client contact and social life. Get started by selecting your preferred location, then the firms and off you go!

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In The News...

  • The Apprentice
    The Apprentice

    The new solicitor apprenticeships herald a fantastic opportunity for both students and law firms alike, but as yet, places are limited. Kate Durcan speaks to recruiters and apprentices to reveal the pros and cons (are there any?) of this route to qualification.

  • White & Case Careers Dinners
    White & Case Careers Dinners

    Would you like to find out more about a training contract at a top US firm…….over dinner? White & Case is offering trainee hopefuls the opportunity to meet current trainees, associates, partners and members of the graduate resourcing team whilst enjoying a delicious meal. 

  • Fieldfisher Open Evening 24 October 2017
    Fieldfisher Open Evening 24 October 2017

    Closing date: 19/10/2017

    Location: London

    Fieldfisher will be hosting an Open Evening aimed at law students in their penultimate or final year of studies and non-law students in their final year of studies. Graduates are also welcome to apply.

  • Clyde & Co Bright Futures Programme
    Clyde & Co Bright Futures Programme

    With competition for training contracts as fierce as ever, it’s never too early to start engaging with law firms. Whilst first year open days and insight evenings are two-a-penny, Clyde & Co is offering aspiring solicitors in the infancy of their academic careers a work experience opportunity with a difference…..

  • Clifford Chance -Springboard
    Clifford Chance -Springboard

    Clifford Chance has never been afraid to innovate. Nowhere is this more evident than in Springboard – the global law firm’s pioneering scheme, which offers students the chance to secure a prized training contract in their first year.

    Now in its third year, Springboard has been well received by both participants and the firm itself. So much so, Clifford Chance has decided to expand the scheme from 2017 onwards – with two Springboard weeks now being held over the months of June and July.