Joining the UK's largest full-service law firm
We’re more than just a law firm – we’re a group of people working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs.
We understand that everyone’s situation is different. That’s why we take the time to understand our clients and what matters most to them. We’re legal and financial advisors with a difference – it’s what we call the expert hand with the human touch. Our strategic pillars guide us in everything we do: colleagues, clients and communities. Every day we strive to make a positive impact to each through living our values and DNA.
Our Early Career colleagues are integral to our future. We’ll guide you through your programme with hands-on training, guidance and mentoring. Trust and responsibility will be instilled in you from day one, and you’ll work on real cases with our clients to develop lifelong skills for your future.
Being part of a business that’s thrived for more than 110 years is something to celebrate.
We’ve come through two world wars, economic ups and downs, and huge changes in society. We emerged as a strong, trusted brand with values that stand the test of time.
We were originally set up in 1912 by Walter Irwin Mitchell, whose focus was almost entirely on criminal law.
By the 1980s, our work focused mainly on personal injury. Our colleagues, including our Group CEO Andrew Tucker, were working on some of the most high-profile cases in the country, including the Zeebrugge ferry and British Airtours Boeing 737 disasters.
Through the 1990s and into the new millennium, we rapidly expanded across the country with tactical mergers and acquisitions. By 2007, we had offices in London, Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow.
We continue to acquire and merge with high-quality firms. This has helped to cement our reputation as market leaders in personal injury and grow our reputation amongst corporates and institutions and private affluent and wealth management clients. We know who we are, where we’re going and we always strive for better for our clients, colleagues, and communities. Whatever happens in an ever-changing world, our approach will stay the same. It’s who we are and we’re proud of it.
In September 2021 we launched our human touch campaign. It focused on the emotional transitions our clients go through and the role our colleagues play in supporting them.
We created a marketing campaign that was made by the most inclusive production team ever. It's the perfect example of the difference you could make for both our clients and our communities.
This is an exciting time to join our business.
We’ve moved to an improved structure for our business, putting our clients at the heart of our work.
The new structure moves away from serving clients through Business Legal Services, Personal Injury, and Private Wealth to a client-focused structure with two complementary teams connected: A Commercial Growth team and a Client Services team.
The Commercial Growth team is the voice of our clients. It's accountable for setting our growth strategy and delivering the opportunities that arise.
The Client Services team is our legal and operations engine. It delivers outstanding legal services to clients and provides some business and operational services to our colleagues that affect clients and the wider group.
As an apprentice or trainee, you'll join our Client Services teams in one of our seven areas. Find out more in the respective apprentice and trainee sections.
These teams work collaboratively throughout the client journey and engage with our wider People, IT, General Counsel and Finance functions.
We recognise that our apprentices and trainees are integral to the future of our business, and we’ll support them every step of the way. This is reflected in some of the awards we've won: