Your career

Develop your ambition

Linklaters is where talented people like you come to live their ambitions. It’s where you can put theory into practice, learning from experts and soaking up career-defining expertise. Wherever you’re based in our global firm, we’ll look to you to make things happen, set new standards and push boundaries, constantly improving yourself and our firm.

To further your development, we’ll give you regular and honest feedback about your performance. We’ll also expect you to seek and act on feedback, and to reflect on your own performance. What’s more, you’ll be encouraged to provide meaningful feedback to your colleagues and partners, because sometimes we all need help to identify what we’re doing well and the areas we need to develop.

In addition, we’re committed to providing everyone in the firm with a career conversation, at least once a year. This conversation is different from your annual appraisal or performance review. It focuses on development opportunities, progression and prospective promotion, and ensures that you’re aware of our expectations and the opportunities we can offer you.


We offer broad and rich experiences to further your professional development. This promises vast commercial exposure, as well as the chance to demonstrate the depth and breadth of your abilities. From moving between practice groups, to going on secondment to another office or a client, to contributing to high profile internal projects, we’ll ensure that you get the most out of your time with us.

Above and beyond

Being admitted as a lawyer is an important milestone, but it’s not your destination. If anything, this is where your journey begins. The sheer size and success of Linklaters means we can offer you unrivalled flexibility in your career. We’ll maximize your full potential by helping you pursue the areas that interest you. (In fact, you’ll find that some of our lawyers choose to alter their path and move to a different area of practice entirely.) Wherever you end up at Linklaters, we’ll equip you with the training and experience to excel in your field.