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Bristows is a medium-sized firm that handles the types of work you might normally associate with only the very largest firms. Established over 175 years ago, we have built up a client list that includes leading businesses from a variety of sectors. Our clients range from fast-growing start-ups and medium sized enterprises to global corporations, financial institutions and high-profile charities.

Working with so many ambitious organisations,
we are often advising on issues that shape entire industries and on which a company's future might depend. For example, advising on whether the business is entitled to launch a new product or assisting a client to buy a rival business.

We recognise that our reputation as a leading
city law firm is entirely down to the individuals who work here, so we place great stock in attracting talented people and doing all we can to make sure they enjoy life at Bristows. We're particularly proud of the fact that our firm has one of the highest employee retention rates in the City, and we aim to offer jobs to all of our trainees at the end of their training contracts.

Our size makes this an ideal environment for trainees. As part of a small intake, our trainees work alongside our partners dealing directly with clients right from the start. There's plenty of responsibility, but this is matched by an extremely supportive and friendly culture so you're never far from encouragement and advice when you need it.

Take a look at these three short videos to find out more about the firm and two of our core practice areas, IP Litigation and Corporate.

Snapshot of Bristows

IP Litgation at Bristows

Corporate at Bristows



Each year we ask up to ten graduates to join our team. We're extremely selective
because we're looking for the people who will be our future partners. As part of
such a select and high calibre intake we'll give you real responsibility earlier than
you might expect. During the two years' training, you'll spend time in each of our
main departments, developing your skills and knowledge.

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