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Careers for qualified lawyers

We’re here to help your legal career flourish. Whether you specialise in advising businesses or individuals, at Clarke Willmott you’ll work on challenging and interesting matters, be encouraged to fulfil your career ambitions and be part of a culture that believes in work-life balance.

As a qualified solicitor or legal executive, your work will be varied and engaging. Depending on what your goals are, you’ll have opportunities to focus your expertise and develop a niche area, or to branch out and work across various sectors.

There is a vast amount of experience within the firm and you will have the support of a strong internal network who want to see you succeed. When you’re navigating a complex or novel matter, there will usually be somebody who has experience of a similar matter whose expertise you can draw on. You will also have the support of professional support lawyers and legal administrators, so you can focus on your clients.

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Your clients

Your clients will depend on which team you work in and may include a mix of local, national and international businesses, or individuals with intricate circumstances. Your work with them will be fulfilling and human. You’ll take time to build relationships and understand what is important to them.

Developing external relationships is an important part of being a lawyer. You’ll have the guidance and support of our Business Development team to grow your client base and promote your expertise.

Your professional growth

We have a strong track record of bringing people through many career stages. Your progression will be determined by your ability, performance and ambition. Wherever you are in your professional life, you will receive challenge and support in equal measure so you can progress at your own pace.

Learning and development never stops when you are a qualified lawyer and working with us, you will receive continual training so you can progress and stay at the top of your game. It’s your choice if you want to develop a niche or work more broadly. We want you to feel in control – your career path is yours to carve and we will give you the support you need to get where you want to be.

Your wellbeing

Working with us, your professional success will be balanced with your life outside of you work. Your wellbeing is a priority to us and we care about the people we work with. From support from your manager and team to flexible working, we work hard to make it easy for you to make space for other aspects of your life.

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Interested in finding out more?

If you have any questions about joining Clarke Willmott as a qualified lawyer, please get in touch. For speculative applications, please send your CV accompanied by a covering email to

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