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Careers FAQ

Will I be able to work from home?

We believe in the power of good quality in-person time for building better relationships, learning, supervision, creative collaboration and culture. We equally value the focus and flexibility offered by remote working. 

We want everyone to successfully blend both. But it’s not one-size-fits-all. Instead, our hybrid approach means we empower teams to tailor the way they balance in-person and remote working to best support our clients while responding to colleague needs.

There are some roles that require you to be in the office If this is the case for the role you are applying for, we will be clear about it during the application process.

In addition, we support part-time working and appreciate that our people have commitments that mean they might need flexibility around the hours they work.

What can I expect from the recruitment process?

We tailor our recruitment process according to the role and the candidate. For most roles, there is a two-stage interview process. Recruitment is a two-way process and we understand that you will want to discover whether we are the right fit for you, as much as we are exploring if you are the right fit for us.

Our Recruitment team is friendly, approachable and well-equipped to answer any questions that you may have throughout the recruitment process. They can give you extra insights such as team size and structure, what to expect from the interview process and what is it like to work at Clarke Willmott.

What is it really like to work at Clarke Willmott?

That is a question best answered by our people. Listen to what some of our team have to say about working at Clarke Willmott.

What is your staff retention rate?

Around 20% of our people have been with us for more than 10 years and around 42% have been with us for more than 5 years. (Correct August 2022)

How will you support my career and development?

Our career paths will provide you with all the support you need to grow and develop. Retaining and developing talented individuals is central to our strategy. Read more about learning and development at Clarke Willmott.

How do you work with local charities and communities?

Everyone is encouraged to get involved with community or charitable initiatives, whether for our chosen charities or for other organisations. To support this, each office has a nominated office charity they fundraise for and every employee can take one day of paid leave each financial year to spend on community initiatives.

Read about CSR at Clarke Willmott.

What else can I get involved in outside of my role?

We have an extensive programme of activities, events and wellbeing initiatives. Many of these are staff led such as craft groups, book clubs, running clubs and a cycling group. We also offer weekly yoga classes, meditation, financial wellbeing programmes and a CW coffee club, enabling colleagues to connect and meet with people that they wouldn’t normally work with.

Read more about wellbeing at Clarke Willmott.

How big are the teams at Clarke Willmott?

Our teams vary in size. For example, our Commercial Property team has more than 100 qualified lawyers whereas our Intellectual Property team has fewer than 10.

Is there much communication between practice areas?

Yes, we are a full-service law firm and we encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing. By communicating and working with other experts across the firm we can offer our clients all the legal support they need. We also have sector-specific teams made up of lawyers from across many practice areas.

Looking for legal advice?