Nine law firms in top 100 graduate employers

Nine law firms feature in The Times’ rankings of the top 100 graduate employers, released today.

None of the firms, which are all City-centric, make it into the top 30 employers, however. Allen & Overy leads the pack at position 34, down from 31 last year, when it was also the highest-ranked law firm in the list.

Clifford Chance is at position 36, up from 45 in 2012, and Linklaters is at number 42, also an improvement from last year’s position of 43.

Slaughter and May is ranked at 44, up from 49, while Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, which was at 52 last year, is at position 45 and DLA Piper is at number 64, down from 59.

Hogan Lovells, which was at 100th place last year, is now ranked at number 68 and is the second most improved employer in the rankings. Baker & McKenzie is a new entry at 72 while Herbert Smith Freehills sits at number 78, down from 73.

Norton Rose Fulbright, which was a new entry at number 85 last year, has dropped out of the list entirely.