Chris - A career in Legal
Chris shares what it's like working in Legal
We focus on providing our trainees with high-quality legal training and daily exposure to broader business skills.
Because of the way our business is structured, we're able to provide our clients rounded solutions, incorporating multidisciplinary advice from our wider business areas.
Our multidisciplinary approach means you could find yourself working alongside other advisers within PwC – such as Tax Advisers, Management Consultants, and Accountants. The wide range of expertise we expose our trainees to is what makes PwC a really exciting place to launch your career.
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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.
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.
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 5.6k 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.
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.
“We offer a unique training experience. We’re small enough to get to know all of our trainees well which means they get meaningful, hands-on experience from the outset. Our place within PwC means we can offer our trainees the opportunity to work with the largest clients on key business issues, often alongside specialist advisers. This provides a great insight into how businesses use legal advice, which in turn allows our trainees to become well-rounded commercially-minded lawyers.”
Chris shares what it's like working in Legal
Hear from Chris who joined PwC's Legal practice and sits in our Commercial and Regulatory Disputes team. Learn about the fraud investigations he works on for our clients and why it's a great time to join.
I’m an Economic Crime lawyer and Director in PwC’s Regulatory and Commercial Disputes team. I act for international organisations and C-suite level individuals helping them solve their regulatory problems at all stages of the regulatory cycle, from compliance to the courtroom.
I’m a solicitor in our Legal Corporate Restructuring team, specialising in implementing international business reorganisations. I joined in 2004 after attending law school and completed my training contract at PwC.
I initially joined PwC’s Legal team on their three-week vacation scheme in summer 2015 after completing my undergraduate Law degree at the University of Reading.
I joined as a trainee solicitor in 2016 and work across our London offices. My role primarily entails supporting solicitors with client projects to help drive the business forward.
I’m currently in my third seat and sat within the Banking and Finance team. My previous seats were in Immigration and Real Estate.
I qualified into the Employment department in September 2015 after completing my training contract with PwC.
Throughout my training contract I really enjoyed the opportunity to develop wider skills, other than just giving legal advice.
I joined in 2003 as a trainee solicitor before qualifying as a solicitor in the Employment practice group in 2005.
We work in multidisciplinary teams, and as a Partner I worked closely with a trainee to design a new operating model to reduce the complexity of the company.
“Our team is involved in ground-breaking work which covers the full range of direct and indirect taxes..."
“We’re regularly involved in major data breach cases, so our work can be high - profile as well as highly confidential..."
“We want to help our clients be in a position of stability and strength to meet their pension funding obligations..."
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