Why join

Better shared

Our values

  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Imagination
  • Determination
  • Commercial judgement
  • Integrity

Our values are shared by our 460 partners and 5,200 people across 29 offices. From business decisions to training, to how we treat each other, they shape everything we do. They guide us as we realise a united vision. They ensure that even the most junior person in the firm has the confidence to try new things. And they help us to meet exacting standards, time after time.

"We deliver the very best to our clients because of our culture where people are confident, empowered and supported to fulfil their full potential. What a great career platform for any ambitious candidate." Charles Jacobs, Chairman and Senior Partner

Investing in you

Global training

Business Teams play a crucial role in driving the firm forward. As an Assistant, Advisor or Manager in our Business Teams you'll have access to a programme that flexes to suit the goals of your role and personal development. The Linklaters Law & Business School provides a framework, offering market-leading courses and enabling you to broaden and deepen professional skills. You'll attend milestone courses at key stages of your career and have the option to take up tailored elective courses, coaching and online support.

Rewards and Benefits

Life after work

You'll automatically join our pension scheme. Although retirement arrangements might not be top of your priorities right now, you'll be grateful further down the line to you've safeguarded your future.

Insurance

We provide income protection, life assurance (valued at five times your gross annual salary) and a worldwide travel insurance policy.

Leave

You're entitled to 27 days' annual holiday, on top of bank holidays, and an extra day off for your birthday. By sacrificing salary, you can also buy up to five further holiday days. Then at the end of your training contract, you'll be able to take qualification leave. And, you can take four-week sabbaticals later in your career.

For parents

Maternity/paternity/adoption/surrogacy/shared parental leave

Travel insurance for you and your immediate family

Back-up childcare

Childcare vouchers

Time off in lieu scheme

Considering the nature of our work, unpredictable hours are a way of life. But that doesn't go unnoticed. We proactively monitor and review working time and there's a formal scheme in place, to makes sure you receive additional annual leave following particularly intensive work periods.

Voluntary work

We're committed to pro bono, charity and community activities and as such, you're entitled to take time off for voluntary work.

Health and wellbeing

As well as a free in-house fitness centre, which offers classes, you'll receive corporate membership discounts with a range of health club providers. We also currently have more than 19 clubs, including football, hockey, choir and sailing. Private medical insurance is also available, and through the firm's employee assistance programme, you and your family can access a free, confidential, counselling and advice service.

Eating and drinking

Our popular subsidised restaurant, Silks, provides a variety of dishes from around the world. The across the road from the office are famous lunchtime destination Whitecross Street Market isalong with restaurants including Pham Sushi. The Jugged Hare and Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, both next door, are our after-work favourites.

Culture

You're entitled to free entry to paying exhibitions at venues such as the British Museum, the National Gallery and Tate Modern. For movie fans, we also offer discounted cinema tickets at the local Barbican Centre.

Additional benefits

Interest-free season ticket loans and new joiner loan

Cycle to work scheme

Employee assistance programme

An employee referral scheme

Discounted shopping portal

On-site and extras

Fitness centre

Subsidised restaurant, coffee bar and shop

GP service including health assessments

Occupational Health Nurse

Physiotherapist

Beautician

Sports teams

Drycleaning

Dentist

Diversity networks

Women@Linklaters

BAME (Black, Asian, minority ethnic) Network

LGBT Network

Christian Fellowship

Hindu Forum

Islamic Society

Jewish Forum

Family and Carers Network

Ally Network

VisAbility Network