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Clifford Chance opts for BPP, leaving Linklaters as only magic circle trainee group still taught by ULaw

2-Sep-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Clifford Chance has decided to send its trainees to BPP for their Legal Practice Course (LPC) for the next five years.

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Clifford Chance keeps on 75% of qualifiers

11-Aug-2014 | By Richard Simmons

Clifford Chance will keep on 75 per cent of its September 2014 qualifying trainees in newly qualified roles.

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Clifford Chance launches Dubai-based training contract

22-Jul-2014 | By Richard Simmons

Clifford Chance has launched a Middle East graduate scheme that will see trainees split their time between London and Dubai.

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Clifford Chance boosts salaries, raising three-year PQE pay to £93.5k

6-Jun-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Clifford Chance has boosted its trainee and associate salaries, with three-year PQE associate wages crossing the £90,000 mark, to £93,500.

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Clifford Chance Intelligent Aid winner donates cheque to Bethnal Green charity

3-Jun-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

The winner of Clifford Chance’s Intelligent Aid competition, which sees participants win a summer vac scheme and guaranteed training contract interview with the firm, has presented her chosen charity with £1,000.


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CC features

Richard Tromans

Is this the end of the ‘Magic Circle’ brand?


A leading UK-based law firm has suggested it would prefer not to be branded as a ‘Magic Circle’ firm, at least not in the US.


L2B explains the FT: Greece comes out of bond exile


The FT reported on Greece’s return to the global capital markets in April 2014 - but what does that actually mean?

Opinion & Blogs

  • Patrick Watt

    The case for better mental health support

    Clifford Chance’s decision to extend its trainee wellbeing programme is a positive step.

  • Brazil

    São Paulo

    Not many international firms offer placements in Brazil but those that do work on matters spanning the whole of South America. 

  • advice

    Never dull: the work of legal advice centres

    I began giving pro bono legal advice through Clifford Chance at the Tooting Legal Advice Centre during my LPC year, sitting in with advisers and assisting with follow-up research and drafting tasks.

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Clifford Chance considers rolling out trainee stress programme across firm

2-Apr-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Clifford Chance is mulling the extension of its trainee stress-combating programme, launched last year to promote psychological wellbeing in the workplace.

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Exeter student wins Clifford Chance vac scheme in pressure cooker competition

7-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

A 22-year-old philosophy and politics student has scooped an innovative award from a magic circle law firm, bagging £5,000 towards her university fees and a place on the practice’s summer vacation scheme later this year.


Magic circle won't follow CC's CV-blind route

4-Feb-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Allen & Overy, Freshfields and Linklaters will not follow the CV-blind interview process established by Clifford Chance, it has emerged.

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City firms mull new graduate recruitment methods

23-Jan-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Ashurst, Clifford Chance, Freshfields and Hogan Lovells are assessing a new way of monitoring graduate candidates.

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Clifford Chance records 94 per cent retention

23-Jan-2014 | By Richard Simmons

Clifford Chance has posted a 94 per cent retention rate for its spring 2014 qualifiers.

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Vacation schemes: Knowing me, knowing you

5-Dec-2012 | By Christian Metcalfe

Vacation schemes are not only a chance to get noticed by a law firm, but provide the perfect opportunity for you to decide where you want to work