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Thinking of taking an LLB and building a career in law?

22nd May 2018 Posted by: Student World Online

IF you're an international student and thinking about studying an LLB with a view to a corporate legal career, then you'll probably know that having the best possible picture of the field of top law firms where you can intern and earn a training contract is essential knowledge. 

So, here are the three top-ranked firms in the Chambers Global Top 30...

Baker McKenzie

Ranked as the Number One global law firm by the Chambers Global Top 30. 

The firm has 77 offices in 47 countries around the world. 

Baker McKenzie apparently pays its training contract entrants £42,000 per year, according to RollOnFriday

Newly-qualified solicitors are then paid £70,000 per year, according to the same source. 

Their most prominent clients include banking giants Standard Chartered Bank and HSBC, American shipping giant FedEx, Unilever, and pharmaceuticals giant Merck & Co. 

So what do Baker McKenzie look for in their trainees? 

According to the firm, they "want individuals who can combine an impressive academic track record with excellent technical skills. But personal qualities are also important to us, so we're only interested in people who can bring clarity to complex situations, are committed to excellence, and are good problem solvers. We also want people who are comfortable working in diverse teams where friendship is valued."

Take a look at their Careers page here.

Clifford Chance LLP

Ranked as the Number Two global law firm by the Chambers Global Top 30. 

The firm has 34 offices in 24 countries around the world, but is headquartered in London.  

Clifford Chance apparently pays its training contract entrants £43,500 per year, according to RollOnFriday

Newly-qualified solicitors are then reportedly paid £85,000 per year.  

Their most prominent clients include HSBC, BNP Paribas China Development Bank and Royal Dutch Shell.

So what do Clifford Chance look for in their trainees? 

Clifford Chance say they're committed to diversity among their teams: "As a leading global firm, we service clients from all over the world. In order to meet their demands and find solutions to their most complex challenges, we must build the best team, made up of people with a diverse range of backgrounds, cultures and perspectives."

Take a look at their Careers page here.

Allen & Overy LLP

Ranked third in the Global Top 30, this UK-based firm has 42 offices in 31 countries. 

Clifford Chance apparently pays its training contract entrants £44,000 per year, according to RollOnFriday

Newly-qualified solicitors are then reportedly paid £81,000 per year.  

Their most prominent clients include McDonalds, GlaxoSmithKline, PayPal, Sony and eBay.

Allen & Overy say they're at the forefront of development in the legal industry: "Our track record of innovation is second to none. From our expansion into new jurisdictions, flexible working practices, and our advanced delivery solutions such as Peerpoint and aosphere, we are setting the standard for what a global law firm should look like. We’re determined not just to be at the forefront of developments, but to set the pace and lead the way."

Take a look at their Careers page here.

 

 

 

 

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