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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Law firms account for nearly one quarter of the UK’s top 300 graduate employers, compiled by The Guardian, although none succeed in entering the top 30.
The rankings demonstrate the reputation of employers among students on campus. The survey represents the largest independent survey on the subject, with 27,000 student votes from 100 universities comprising the list.
A total of 69 law firms are listed, making up 23 per cent of the survey.
The magic circle dominates the top rankings for law firms, with Allen & Overy listed at number 34, Linklaters at 40, Clifford Chance at 46, Slaughter and May at 52 and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer at 57.
The first three spots on the list go to the NHS, BBC and Google while PwC is the top ranked professional services company at number six.
The Guardian is one of several publications that attempt to rank employers, but there is rarely agreement. The Times’ list of top graduate employers did also place Allen & Overy as their top-ranked law firm, placing it like The Guardian at number 34. However, none of the magic circle appear in The Sunday Times’ recent ’best companies to work for’ list, in which Mishcon de Reya comes out on top.
Baker & McKenzie is the only law firm to appear on all three lists.