Why London?

Why London?

Our London office is in the heart of the City – ideally situated for the top-flight clients we advise. As you’d expect there’s a lot of M&A (we’re one of the top 10 firms for this in the City), capital markets and financial institutions work. But there’s much more to our London office than that. For example, we have one of the most highly regarded Real Estate teams in the square mile, our Digital Business team is the go-to team for cutting edge tech companies and we excel in areas like International Arbitration.

In London, you’ll get to work with some of the best lawyers in the UK. You’ll also get to work with high profile clients on challenging and exciting matters. Recent examples include the Carphone/Dixons merger and the IPO of Patisserie Valerie and there are many more examples, across the sectors and service lines we work in.


You’ll be one of 17 trainees.

Trainee salary

Competitive in the London ‘City’ market, in your first year you will receive £40,000 p.a., rising to £42,000 p.a. in your second year.

Seat programme

You’ll do seats in Corporate or Banking, Litigation and Real Estate, plus one other.

London trainees have been able to complete seats in the following areas:

  • Corporate (including Private Equity and Financial Institutions)
  • Commercial Litigation (including Intellectual Property)
  • Commercial
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Real Estate and Planning
  • Employment
  • Banking
  • Property Litigation

What else?

Despite its size, our London team is close-knit, enjoying a wide range of social and team activities, like our annual quiz and our recent photo competition. There’s also a chance to get involved with fundraising for our London charity, St Barts.

Postal Address

Osborne Clarke London
One London Wall London EC2Y 5EB

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Meet our people

  • Penny Coombs

    Former consultant and now an Associate in commercial litigation at OC.

  • Chloe Deng

    Studied for an LLB and LLM, now a Solicitor at OC.

  • Poppy Pite

    Studied history and philosophy, before working as an employment advisor. Poppy is now a Solicitor at OC.

  • Max Herfurth

    Studied an LLB before training and is now an Associate.