Legal

We combine the best of both worlds.

With more than 3,200 lawyers in over 90 countries, we have one of the most extensive legal services networks in the world.

Our multidisciplinary approach means you could find yourself working alongside other advisers – such as Tax Advisors, Management Consultants, and Accountants.

Areas you could be involved in:

Tax Disputes – providing specialist advice in corporate and general tax, indirect and environmental taxes. Our Litigation department won the award for best “Tax Team in a Law Firm” in the 2014 Taxation awards.

Intellectual and Information Technology – advising businesses, from start-ups to multinational companies, on a wide range of legal and regulatory issues relating to technology, brands and content.

Immigration – offering global immigration services to multinational companies moving employees internationally.

Pensions – offering a wide range of pension advice, from implications of corporate restructuring, to tax efficient retirement benefits for executives.

Entity Governance and Compliance – supporting international businesses with all aspects of compliance and governance issues.

Employment – advising on complex UK and international HR projects, and acting on contentious and non-contentious matters.

Mergers and Acquisitions – advising sellers, buyers and management teams on UK domestic and cross-border businesses.

Commercial and Regulatory Disputes – representing clients on a broad range of commercial disputes.

Real Estate – advising on complex real estate structuring and acquisitions, management and disposals.

Corporate Structuring – advising FTSE 100, multinational and other international groups on corporate and commercial, domestic and cross-border structuring and financing projects.

Banking – working with borrowers and lenders on a range of matters, from the negotiations of bank facilities, to fund acquisitions of properties, to intragroup financing.

Commercial Fraud – advising clients who are facing investigations and prosecutions by the Serious Fraud Office and other regulatory authorities, and providing regulatory and legal advice on compliance with legislation – such as the Bribery Act.

Commercial – drafting and negotiating complex contracts.

Cyber Security and Data Protection – providing business-critical support on data protection, privacy, confidentiality, and security matters to businesses, governments and public authorities all over the world.

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Our culture

Inside work

We work hard as a team to deliver our clients the highest levels of service. Professionalism remains at the heart of everything we do, but we’re neither stuffy nor stifling. Our open-plan office fosters a collaborative atmosphere and avoids any hierarchy, and our strong support network means there’s always someone to go to for help or advice. Our trainees play a hugely important role in helping us achieve our growth plans, so we want to help them develop into the best lawyers possible, and make sure they’re proud of PwC.

Outside work

Many law firms talk about work-life balance, but it’s genuinely an integral part of our culture at PwC. Although there will be times when you’ll have to work late, or be under pressure to help your team complete a deal, we believe in the importance of enjoying what we do. As well as promoting a collaborative working environment, we also encourage our trainees to join sports teams and take part in activities outside of the office.

From netball to badminton, football to squash, there’s a huge variety of sports teams you could join. It’s a great opportunity to get to know people from across the many different business areas, as well as your legal colleagues who you may find yourself working alongside on future projects. Many of the sports teams play in the annual Corporate Games and there are even some opportunities to go on tour abroad.

Our seven-a-side football team meets every Thursday night to play other PwC teams and law firms on our pitch in Holland Park – we even won the cherished PwC Cherry Cup a few years ago! The annual JP Morgan Fun Run has become a key fixture in our sporting calendar – with around 40 people from Legal joining the 400 strong PwC team to participate in the 5.8k race at Battersea Park.

Our ‘alphabet’ dinners, where trainees sample food from all over the world (where each cuisine starts with a different letter of the alphabet), are always a hit. We have lots of impromptu cocktail nights, an annual quiz night, and summer and Christmas parties – black tie affairs, which are also the biggest dates in our social calendar. These events are an opportunity for staff at all levels to socialise together.

As Legal is part of the worldwide PwC network, we can offer you the kind of opportunities and responsibilities your talent deserves. We combine the best of both worlds. While our international network is unparalleled in its global reach, in the UK we’re not so large as to be impersonal. Our culture is one of respect and helping our people be the best they can be. An important part of serving our clients and developing our lawyers often involves working closely alongside other professionals in PwC. Our clients are looking for rounded solutions incorporating multi-disciplinary advice. We focus on quality of training, daily exposure to wider business skills and the highest standard of client work. Combined with our ambitious growth plans, this makes us an exciting place to launch your career.

 

 

Our global reach