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"Our people come from a diverse range of backgrounds. That's what sets us apart. Opening up a range of unique perspectives allows us to service our clients better."

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About Us

We’re a global law firm with lawyers located in over 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to manage clients around the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include over half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. As a firm, we’re committed to diversity and to building an inclusive culture for all. Diversity isn’t just about visible differences, it’s the unique blend of talents, skills and perspectives that make us individuals and we know it’s crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued.

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As a global business law firm, with a diverse client base, we know that our clients expect our people to represent the communities in which we work and value our ability to advise them on both local and global cultures and markets.

Our overarching objective is to position DLA Piper as a leader for Diversity and Inclusion through the development and implementation of key strategic initiatives in the UK and across our International firm, including focusing on; increasing representation of women in senior positions, addressing unconscious bias within people decisions, supporting our working parents and promoting and embedding agile working. Employee resource groups for women, LGBT individuals and allies and ethnic and religious minorities are embedded in our strategy.

Accessibility Awards

  • Euromoney’s Legal Media Group Women in Business Law Award for Best Gender Diversity initiative in an international firm for the fifth consecutive year in 2018
  • Social Mobility Foundation Top 50 Employer for Social Mobility 2018 and 2017
  • Finalist for Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion category for The Law Society


  • Work with brilliant lawyers. Develop your industry expertise. Experience life in a different culture. At DLA Piper, the possibilities are limitless.
  • First Year Insight Programme Our insight programme is designed to give you an insight into life at a global commercial law firm. You will have the opportunity to hear from the firm's senior leaders, participate in professional skills training, gain an in-depth insight into our practice groups, and attend networking events.

    The Insight Programme is aimed at first year law students or penultimate year non-law students, and is hosted in our London office.

    Applications for our 2018 Programme are now closed.
  • Internship Programme To give you an insight into what DLA Piper is like, we run an Internship Programme. The programme runs across three weeks and includes an induction programme and the chance to experience two different practice groups.

    During the three weeks, you'll meet a range of people across the firm through a variety of talks and social events.


  • Graduate Programme We offer Graduate positions across each office in the UK. During your placement you'll experience a number of rotations throughout our eight different practice groups, giving you breadth in your knowledge of the law as well as the practical skills that will stay with you for your entire career.

    Our Graduates are also provided a once in a lifetime opportunity when they complete our International Induction in London with their global counterparts! Experiencing a full week of inspiring key note speakers, networking events and team building activities, you'll be leveraging our International network right from day one!

    By the end of your Graduate Programme, you will emerge with a clearer understanding of where your talents and interests lie. The experience you'll have gained - and the networks you'll have nurtured - will provide a strong foundation for your future career at DLA Piper.

    For further information about our programmes and events and open days, please visit our careers site; or graduate careers site;

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Our people come from a diverse range of backgrounds. That's what sets us apart. Opening up a range of unique perspectives, allows us to service our clients better.

  • You will need a strong academic record And a real passion for developing a career as a lawyer. But it goes further than that.
  • Among other things we'll be looking for candidates who are naturally inquisitive, have plenty of drive, and can show a genuine commitment to their chosen career path.
  • By bringing your authentic self to work every day... you'll have an instinct ability to build relationships with peers, colleagues and clients alike.

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Recruitment Adjustments

We are committed to bringing together the right candidates to create the high performing teams that provide our clients with the exceptional service they expect, and therefore welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.

  • If you require any support or adjustments to the recruitment process and wish to discuss your application with us, please contact our Graduate Recruitment team ( Our team will then contact you to understand how we can best assist you complete in your application. Examples of typical reasonable adjustments that we have made in the past include extended preparation time for elements of the recruitment process. Anyone who contacts us will receive a response from a member of our team either by phone or email depending on your preference. Any conversations we have with you about a disability and/or long term health condition and any adjustments you may need, will be treated with confidentiality.

Workplace Support

Any request for reasonable adjustments will be treated on a case by case basis and we'll work with you to determine how best we can meet your needs.

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