- Commercial judgement
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
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
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.
We provide income protection, life assurance (valued at five times your gross annual salary) and a worldwide travel insurance policy.
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.
Maternity/paternity/adoption/surrogacy/shared parental leave
Travel insurance for you and your immediate family
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.
We're committed to pro bono, charity and community activities and as such, you're entitled to take time off for voluntary work.
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.
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.
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.
Interest-free season ticket loans and new joiner loan
Cycle to work scheme
Employee assistance programme
An employee referral scheme
Discounted shopping portal
Subsidised restaurant, coffee bar and shop
GP service including health assessments
Occupational Health Nurse
BAME (Black, Asian, minority ethnic) Network
Family and Carers Network