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Are you ready to make your mark with us?

If you're ready to take your legal career to the next level, you've come to the right place.

Why join us?

Joining White & Case in London opens doors to relationships and experiences around the world that will help you continue to build your career as a lawyer.

As an associate, this means you will work on teams that span the entirety of a matter—not just the work of one jurisdiction—and experience the international nature of the work.

There's no such thing as a typical White & Case lawyer. It goes without saying that we expect intelligence and academic excellence, and the way you think is crucial. You need to be able to analyse how the law works and be creative, yet pragmatic, in your interpretation of it. We attract people with a global mindset, who prioritise learning about different cultures, experiences, languages and viewpoints.

Expect cutting-edge international work and an experience that will benefit you wherever your career journey takes you.

Make an impact from day one

When you join us as an associate, we know that you want to hit the ground running. You'll be welcomed through our comprehensive onboarding programmes, integrated into our collegial teams, and introduced to the formal and informal support that we have in place to help you to succeed.

Our culture

Together, we are creating an environment where people thrive, feel like they belong and are supported to make their mark. We know there is always more to do, so we are each expected to contribute to our diverse, inclusive and welcoming culture.

Our values

Pioneering, united, human—these are the three values that shape our distinctive culture and differentiate us from other law firms. Our values capture the spirit of our Firm and guide the behaviours and actions that enable us to deliver on the promises we make to our clients and our people.

We seize opportunities to innovate. We're passionate about personal growth, and we accelerate careers with work opportunities, training, coaching and mentoring. You'll learn from the very best legal minds in the industry.

We are One Firm with a shared sense of purpose. Our people develop meaningful relationships across offices around the world, which give them a valuable and trusted network like nowhere else.

We care about each other and the world around us. It is our aim to provide you with the opportunities and platform to do great work and own your career. It's about empowering you to be the best you can be, wherever the future may lead you.

Our commitment to diversity

Our affinity networks are open to everyone in London and around the world, including allies. You’ll be joining welcoming, friendly communities dedicated to identifying personal and professional development and networking opportunities, including coaching and mentoring.

These networks are also forums to raise concerns and challenges or provide feedback, and to advocate for change. In our London office, we have the following active affinity networks:

  • EMEA Black Affinity Network
  • Spectrum LGBTQ+ Affinity Network
  • ALLiance Women’s network
  • LINK Multicultural Affinity Network

Read about our commitment to diversity here.

Global Citizenship

Make your mark on the world. At White & Case, we aspire to make a real difference in our communities and have a positive impact on the world. We do this through a range of Global Citizenship activities—and when you join us, you can too.

We encourage our people to make a positive impact on the communities where we live and work, the countries we operate in and the planet we share.

As an associate, you can make a real difference on the issues that matter, in your community and more broadly.

Read our 2023 Global Citizenship Review here

Our work

With 44 offices in 30 countries, and global revenues of US$2.87 billion, we continue to invest in building a high-quality full-service firm at the pinnacle of the global legal market.

Key areas of work

Including Regulatory Compliance, Financial Restructuring and Insolvency, and Capital Markets (including High Yield and Securitization)

Including M&A, Private Equity, Employment, Compensation & Benefits, Investment Funds, Real Estate and Tax

Including Antitrust, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration, Construction, Trade and White Collar

Including work in many of the world's emerging markets, including Africa

Support for your career

We believe that professional development is an integral part of becoming a great lawyer, and we offer globally available training programmes, supplemented by practice-specific and business skills training. Associates are also encouraged to take advantage of our unmatched global network of offices and secondment opportunities.

We are committed to supporting your career by providing access to the experiences, relationships and training that will help you develop and progress during your time here. The rest is up to you.

Your development is our shared priority. During your time at the Firm, we will work together with you to leverage your strengths and provide you with rewarding client work and pro bono opportunities.

Our unique Milestone programmes complement and enhance overall development for associates, counsel and local partners. Milestones are interactive workshops offered at specific career transition points. You will join peer groups of lawyers to learn, practice new skills and build relationships across practise areas and offices.

Our competency framework outlines what we expect from you at each stage of your career, and we encourage you to use it to build your personal development plan.

Our framework is a simple and consistent guideline of the skills, experiences and behaviours expected at each level, supported by the learning, experiences and mentoring on offer.

Our approach to development is both holistic and comprehensive. Not only does it include formal training, we also provide mentoring, sponsorship programmes, client secondments, pro bono opportunities and a dedicated award winning in-house Coaching Office.

We foster networking within the Firm through a robust annual calendar of practise- and industry-focused seminars and workshops. Some practises also provide client or intra-office secondment opportunities to deepen your skills and expand your network.

Your benefits

We believe that consistent high performance merits reward and support. Our compensation package reflects your calibre as a lawyer, and our benefits are designed to support your changing needs and priorities across different life stages.

Ready to apply?

If you are interested in working in our London office, you can view the roles available and apply through our online application system

Your application will be reviewed by our team, and we will contact you if your experience meets our specific office and practice needs.

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