Willkie’s London office, established in 1988 and located in the heart of the City of London, provides English and U.S. legal advice to U.K., U.S. and international market-leading public and private companies, investors and financial services institutions. Our London office enables us to provide advice to clients in one of the major financial centres in the world, and works closely with all of our offices on a variety of international matters.

Our primary areas of practice in London include Asset Management; Business Reorganization and Insolvency; Corporate and Financial Services; Compliance and Enforcement, Investigations and Litigation; Insurance & Reinsurance and Tax.  Click here to learn more about our practice areas and experience in London.

Trainee solicitors and vacation schemes

From autumn 2020, Willkie’s London office will be recruiting trainee solicitors for the first time, with our first trainee intake starting in September 2021. We will also be recruiting for September 2022 and 2023 simultaneously and will hold vacation schemes in spring and summer 2021. We will provide more information in July/August 2020, including application deadlines, processes and details of all our opportunities. Should you have any questions in the meantime, please do email our Graduate Recruitment Manager, Gemma Baker, at

Informal Work Experience

The London office offers work experience placements of one to three weeks in duration over the summer period to those in Year 12 or 13 (or equivalent) aspiring to a career in the legal profession. The work experience candidate will sit with a partner or an associate and obtain experience of day-to-day life within a busy international law firm. Travel and other expenses are paid. If you are interested in applying for work experience in 2021 please provide a copy of your CV and a covering letter to Applications for all 2020 placements are now closed. Applications for all 2021 placements will open on 1 January 2021. Please note that spaces are limited and unfortunately we cannot reply to all applications. Please note that the Informal Work Experience operates separately to our graduate recruitment process.

Willkie is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from candidates from all backgrounds. In particular, we encourage applications from candidates who do not have existing connections within the legal community.

If you have any questions about our London office, please feel free to contact Amanda Grantham, Director of Administration, Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP, CityPoint, 1 Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9AW or

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Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP
Citypoint, 1 Ropemaker Street
London EC2Y 9AW

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