EARLY CAREERS OPPORTUNITIES IN LEGAL

Innovating legal services

Through our innovation and vast expertise, we are reshaping the future of legal services. And that’s exactly what you’ll be doing at Deloitte. When the right people come together, there’s no limit to what we can achieve.

Deloitte Legal

As technology continues to transform the nature of legal work, new opportunities are being created every day, which leads to a drive for organisations to evolve and adapt to do more.  Our work is focused on helping clients and colleagues prepare for the future of law. That could mean delivering legal advice in a more effective way, or helping to provide a best-in-class legal solution. By joining us, you’ll get the chance to collaborate with multiple colleagues across the firm on projects that have a global impact. 

“Aside from the opportunity to work with exciting, big name clients from all over the world, I was attracted to the scope for career progression that Deloitte offers.”
Josephine Deloitte Legal

Why Deloitte Legal?


Our approach that goes beyond advice, to offer real solutions with a real impact. Learning and development is a top priority for us, and you will gain the skills and qualifications you need to pursue a career in one of the most exciting and forward-thinking legal teams in the country. We offer two different training opportunities, including Legal Training Contracts and Legal Entity Management.

Join Deloitte

Discover our opportunities

Search for Early Careers Opportunities

Career options

A Deloitte Legal Training Contract allows you to qualify as a solicitor through the new SQE path. Although it’s no longer mandatory, we believe rotating between our practice areas will enhance your qualifying experience and help transform you into the best lawyer you can be. Below are just some of the potential areas that you could find yourself in during your training period at Deloitte.

Corporate Law: We work with a wide range of businesses, from smaller, fast growth firms to large global companies. Projects include advising on the cutting-edge funding of a technology company or buying, selling or reorganising a global multinational. 

Commercial Law: Working on the intersection between law and technology, we advise clients on working with the latest technologies- from AI to blockchain. Supported by the best legal technology, you will negotiate and deliver variety of commercial agreements and provide compliance advice to those operating in a dynamic, ever-developing regulatory environments.

Employment Law: Our team advises both UK-based and global clients on the full range of employment law issues. Many employment issues straddle more than one subject area, so you’ll frequently be part of a multi-disciplinary team. 

Pensions: We help clients navigate the legal aspects of both Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution pension schemes, working with sponsoring employers and pension scheme trustees.

Disputes: We represent clients – from start-ups to multi-billion-dollar multinationals – in all forms of dispute resolution. This includes litigation in front of the English courts, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution such as expert determination or mediation.  We specialise in commercial, technology and IP disputes.

Tax Litigation, Advisory & Settlement Solutions: As part of a multi-disciplined team comprising qualified lawyers, accredited mediators, HMRC-trained inspectors and qualified tax advisors, we work on some of the most complex and high-profile tax cases in the UK and European Union.

Legal Managed Services: We offer a range of managed services that give our clients an alternative to them handling the work in-house or giving it to traditional law firms.

The Legal Entity Management team provides a mix of services related to the management and governance of legal entities. You’ll also support our clients on a number of strategic, company secretarial, subsidiary, governance and legal entity restructuring projects. Trainees on this programme will obtain a professional Company Secretary qualification with the Governance Institute.

Legal Entity Management & Governance: We help clients operating across a wide range of industries including technology, financial services, real estate, leisure, retail, manufacturing and utilities, to meet the legal compliance requirements for both their UK and overseas legal entities. Please note this is not an area that the legal training contract programme rotates through. 

Innovation & far-reaching impact


By joining Deloitte Legal, you'll be among true innovators. We're constantly seeking new ways to solve complex client problems by blending legal expertise with our ability to develop and rapidly deploy cutting-edge technology in a fully integrated manner.

This innovative approach will help foster a new generation of high quality, forward-thinking solicitors. Working on large projects for one of the world’s leading professional services businesses means that your work not only has an impact on our clients but on the industry itself.

We are using our scale, experience and passion to disrupt the legal marketplace and deliver a new style of seamless legal services to our clients. Our work is focused on helping clients and colleagues prepare for the future of law. That could mean delivering legal advice in a more effective way, or helping to provide a best-in-class legal solution.

For example, the way we combine expertise in a multi-disciplinary firm allows us to offer a more complete service than ever before. Therefore, the impact of our legal expertise is no longer confined to traditional legal services and your work will have a significant impact on huge organisations.

By joining us, you’ll get the chance to collaborate with multiple colleagues across the firm on projects that have a global impact.

Discover more...

BUSINESS AREAS

Building your future

From technology to consulting, audit, communications and much more, there’s a business area here to suit everyone’s skills and experience.

Find out more
PROFESSIONAL CAREERS PROGRAMMES & NETWORKS

Define your future

From returning to work to alumni and more, we have a variety of programmes and networks you can join at different stages of your career.

Find out more
VALUES & CULTURE

Showing who we are

Whatever your background or experience, we want you to be part of our shared purpose as we work collaboratively towards positive change.

Find out more
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Bringing our people together.

United by our shared values, each of us at Deloitte brings our own ideas, skills and perspectives to make an impact that matters for our colleagues, clients and society.

Find out more
AGILE WORKING

Supporting our people to thrive 

Life is about more than work. We believe it's important for everyone to balance their career with other priorities like family, friends, travel and hobbies.

Find out more
CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Grow your own way

Whether you join with years of experience or you’ve just finished school, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your own way at Deloitte- both personally and professionally.

Find out more
REWARDS & BENEFITS

Recognising your success

We make sure you are fairly rewarded for your hard work, both financially and through our range of tailored benefits.

Find out more
EARLY CAREERS PROGRAMMES

Discover your potential

From work experience to apprenticeships, graduate roles and more, our early careers programmes will help you to build the career you want.

Find out more