The City is a leading centre for legal services, primarily Corporate or Commercial Law. This is the area of law that provides advice and guidance to businesses and governments about their interaction with the law. London law firms can provide advice in regards to disputes, help with contracts and compliance, or help deal with the legal aspects of mergers (joining together) and acquisitions (take overs).

Top facts

  • £38,000 – the typical starting salary of a first-year trainee solicitor at a City law firm.
  • 56 – the percentage of vacancies in law likely to be filled by graduates who have already worked for the employer.
  • 40 – the number of applications per vacancy for roles in law.

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