We focus on providing our trainees with high-quality legal training and daily exposure to broader business skills.

Working in Legal 

Our client-facing legal practice is an exciting place to launch your legal career. Globally, PwC has more than 4,000 legal, technology and consulting professionals employed across its territories, including 458 legal professionals in the UK. We have one of the most extensive legal services networks in the world. Because of the way our business is structured, we’re able to provide our clients with rounded solutions, incorporating multidisciplinary advice from our wider business areas. It’s a unique training environment.

By harnessing the collective expertise of our employees across the wider organisation in the UK, we can give you an unrivalled, ready-made network on your first day. You’ll feel empowered to be the best you can be thanks to the quality of our legal training, plus experience daily exposure to the highest standards of work across a broad range of business skills.

Working in Legal

The Legal experience

This is a training contract like no other based in either Manchester or London. You’ll train in a stimulating, multifaceted environment and learn from exceptional people. You’ll quickly gain practical, hands on experience and lateral thinking skills working as part of a team who generate creative ways to tackle complex problems. We look for ambitious, motivated people with the drive to become the leading lawyers of the future.

Starting out in your chosen career will be exciting, stretching and challenging. But the rewards are well worth it. If you’re ready to invest plenty of effort, commitment, flexibility and passion, we’re ready to give you our full support and invest in your future.

If our legal training contract is not the right route for you, we have opportunities to join us in Entity Governance and Compliance (EGC). Our teams help clients navigate the increasing responsibility of regulation, risk and legal entity management.

Our client-facing team of governance professionals in EGC is seen as the market leader in the UK and plans to remain at the forefront of company secretarial and governance services as well as technology-enabled solutions. It's an exciting place to launch or develop your career by supporting companies, and the boards of directors that run them, in meeting their evolving legal, company secretarial, regulatory and governance obligations.

Joining as a trainee

Our two-week paid Legal Summer Vacation Scheme is the principal route towards securing a training contract with us. You’ll receive a highly competitive salary, join client meetings, conduct research and practise legal drafting while working and training directly alongside our expert lawyers. The two-week schemes for students run in July and will help you decide whether a career with us is right for you.

Life in Legal

If you’re working towards a professional qualification you’ll have time off to study, and once you’ve finished the training contract, we’ll carry on helping you develop your career with us. All routes offer you the opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people, and build lasting relationships that will stay with you for life. In return we need people who are resilient, willing to work hard, quick to learn, and who, above all, are passionate about going the extra mile to help our clients.

As Legal is part of the worldwide PwC network, we can offer you the kind of opportunities and responsibilities your talent deserves. 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.

The future of Legal

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The legal profession is going through rapid and significant change. Recent events are forcing legal teams to adapt quickly in response to evolving client and employee demands. There is a growing need to get more value from legal services and those teams that succeed will be agile, innovative and knowledgeable.

Technology has been one of the biggest disruptors to the legal sector in recent years, and we don’t expect that to change. PwC’s legal teams lead the market in providing tech-enabled legal solutions to clients including harnessing, amongst others: contract lifecycle management, AI pre-screening, document generation and data analytics tools. Read more about our Legal Transformation team here.

Businesses face continuous pressure to modernise and we’re able to provide a full range of services to help our clients: from our analysis of the effectiveness of a legal function and the provision of proven consulting services, to embedding new LegalTech strategy in order to optimise business practice.

While technology is important for effective transformation, find out why people and culture will remain critical for continued success, from overcoming bias and mitigating risk, to using expertise to deliver results that make the difference.

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