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Over 8,000 people working in law firms told RollOnFriday how satisfied they were with their pay, work/life balance, career development, management, and their firm's culture. The results provide a comprehensive ranking of the best law firms to work for in the UK. Read more on the RollOnFriday Best Law Firms to Work At 2022.
Firm Offices Pay Career Development Work/Life Balance Management Culture Overall Overall Position
A&O Shearman London Belfast, London Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bangkok, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Bratislava, Casablanca, Doha, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New York, Paris, Perth, Prague, Rome, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Warsaw, Abu Dhabi, Austin, Houston, Menlo Park, San Francisco, São Paulo, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington, D.C. 59% 57% 56% 55% 58% 55%
Akin Gump Washington, DC London Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Fort Worth, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hartford, Hong Kong, Houston, Irvine, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Francisco, Singapore, Washington DC 59% 57% 56% 60% 64% 59%
Ashurst London London, Glasgow Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Brisbane, Brussels, Canberra, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Madrid, Melbourne, Milan, Munich, New York, Paris, Perth, Port Moresby, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Washington DC 52% 63% 58% 61% 68% 60%
Axiom Ince London London Beijing, Shanghai 62% 62% 80% 65% 76% 69%
Baker McKenzie Chicago Belfast, London Abu Dhabi, Almaty, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bahrain, Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Brussels, Cairo, Casablanca, Doha, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Geneva, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Kyiv, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rome, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Vienna, Warsaw, Zurich 52% 56% 53% 57% 57% 55%
BCLP London Manchester Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Berlin, Boulder, Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Dallas, Denver, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Irvine, Jefferson City, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Moscow, New York, Overland Park, Paris, Phoenix, San Francisco, Singapore, Shanghai, Southern Illinois, St. Louis, Tel Aviv, Washington 55% 49% 56% 43% 51% 51%
Bird & Bird London London Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Beijing, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, The Hague, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Lyon, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rome, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Warsaw 54% 71% 75% 74% 85% 72%
Birketts Ipswich Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich, London, Norwich 67% 75% 68% 73% 74% 71%
Charles Russell Speechlys London Cheltenham, Guilford, London Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Luxembourg, Manama, Paris, Zurich 45% 59% 57% 57% 56% 55%
Clarke Willmott Bristol Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton, Taunton 69% 74% 81% 83% 83% 78%
Clifford Chance London London, Newcastle Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Casablanca, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New York, Paris, Perth, Prague, Rome, São Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo, Warsaw, Washington
72% 62% 62% 67% 66% 68% 28
Clyde & Co London Aberdeen, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Guildford, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Beijing, Brisbane, Cape Town, Caracas, Chicago, Dar es Salaam, Doha, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, Madrid, Melbourne, Mexico City, Miami, Montréal, Nantes, New Jersey, New York, Orange County, Paris, Perth, Riyadh, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto, Washington DC
43% 55% 64% 55% 58% 55%
CMS London Aberdeen, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Sheffield, Reading Barcelona, Bratislava, Dubai, Geneva, Kyiv, Ljubljana, Madrid, Seville, Singapore, Zurich 65% 73% 66% 77% 79% 72%
DAC Beachcroft London Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Newport, Winchester Bogotá D.C, Dublin, Madrid, Mexico City, Miami, Santiago de Chile, Singapore 58% 75% 83% 82% 85% 77%
Debevoise & Plimpton New York City London Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Moscow, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Tokyo, Washington DC 86% 72% 68% 67% 68% 74% 15
Dentons London Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Milton Keynes Canada (Calgary, Edmonton, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver), United States (Albany, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Hilo, Honolulu, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Orange County, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco/Oakland, Short Hills, Silicon Valley, St. Louis, Tysons, Washington DC), Latin America and the Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bogotá, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Guanacaste, Guatemala City, Guyana, Jamaica, Lima, Mexico City, Monterrey, Montserrat, Panama City, San José, San Salvador, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and The Grenadines), Europe (Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris Rome), Central and Eastern Europe (Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Istanbul, Prague, Warsaw), Russia and the Caucasus (Kyiv, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tbilisi), Africa (Cairo, Cape Town, Casablanca, Johannesburg), Middle East (Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Muscat), Central Asia (Almaty, Astana, Baku, Tashkent), China (Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, plus 42 more), Singapore, Asia Pacific (Port Moresby, Seoul, Ulaanbaatar, Yangon), Australia (Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney) 49% 54% 52% 45% 52% 50%
DLA Piper London Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Sheffield Aarhus, Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Auckland, Beijing, Bratislava, Brisbane, Bogotá, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Canada (Calgary, Edmonton, Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver, Yellowknife), Casablanca, Cologne, Copenhagen, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Kuwait City, Kyiv, Lima, Lisbon, Luxembourg, Madrid, Manama, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Muscat, Oslo, Paris, Perth, Prague, Rome, Seoul, Shanghai, Santiago, Singapore, Stockholm, St Petersburg, Sydney, Tokyo, USA (Albany, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New Jersey, New York, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Raleigh, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Washington DC, Wilmington), Warsaw, Wellington, Vienna 51% 55% 52% 61% 63% 56%
DWF Manchester Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle Berlin, Brisbane, Brussels, Chicago, Doha, Dubai, Dublin, Cologne, Melbourne, Milan, Munich, Newcastle (NSW), Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto 42% 47% 60% 55% 61% 53%
Eversheds Sutherland London Belfast, Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Ipswich, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Belfast Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Beijing, Berlin, Berne, Brunei Darussalam, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Doha, Dubai, Dublin, Durban, Dusseldorf, Geneva, Hamburg, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Port Louis, Riga, Rome, Singapore, Stockholm, Rotterdam, Shanghai, St Petersburg, Tallinn, Tunis, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Zurich 50% 59% 53% 66% 66% 59%
Fieldfisher London Belfast, Birmingham, London, Manchester Amsterdam, Beijing, Bologna, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Hamburg, Luxembourg, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Turin, Venice 46% 59% 63% 54% 63% 57%
Freshfields London London, Manchester Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Madrid, Manama, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New York, Paris, Riyadh, Rome, Singapore Shanghai, Tokyo, Vienna, Washington DC 67% 62% 50% 65% 63% 62%
Gowling WLG London Birmingham, London Beijing, Brussels, Canada (Calgary, Hamilton, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Waterloo Region), Dubai, Guangzhou, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Stuttgart 51% 51% 55% 56% 68% 56%
Herbert Smith Freehills London Belfast, London Bangkok, Beijing, Berlin, Brisbane, Brussels, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Madrid, Melbourne, Milan, Moscow, New York, Paris, Perth, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo 54% 56% 55% 58% 65% 58%
HFW London London Abu Dhabi, Brussels, Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong, Houston, Melbourne, Paris, Perth, Piraeus, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney 41% 46% 57% 48% 50% 49%
Hogan Lovells London Birmingham, London Alicante, Amsterdam, Beijing, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, Monterrey, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Perth, Rome, Shanghai, Singapore, São Paulo, Sydney, Tokyo, USA (Baltimore, Boston, Colorado Springs, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Louisville, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Washington DC), Warsaw 66% 60% 58% 62% 71% 63%
Irwin Mitchell Sheffield Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Southampton 53% 62% 68% 62% 69% 63%
Jones Day Cleveland London Amsterdam, Atlanta, Beijing, Boston, Brisbane, Brussels, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, Irvine, Los Angeles, Madrid, Melbourne, Mexico City, Miami, Milan, Minneapolis, Moscow, Munich, New York, Paris, Perth, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, São Paulo, Saudi Arabia, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo, Washington DC 77% 69% 67% 58% 73% 69%
Kirkland & Ellis Chicago London Beijing, Boston, Chicago ,Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai, Washington DC 88% 82% 46% 74% 61% 70%
Knights Newcastle Birmingham, Cheltenham, Chester, Crawley, Exeter, Leeds, Leicester, Maidstone, Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield, Stoke, Teesside, Weybridge, Wilmslow, York 39% 40% 54% 29% 31% 39%
Latham & Watkins Los Angeles London Beijing, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Rome, Singapore, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo, USA (Boston, Century City, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Washington DC) 86% 76% 60% 81% 79% 76%
Linklaters London London Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bangkok, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Frankurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Madrid, Milan, Munich, New York, Paris, Rome, São Paulo, Seoul, Singapore, Shanghai, Stockholm, Tokyo, Warsaw, Washington DC 58% 60% 45% 56% 63% 56%
Mayer Brown Chicago London Brussels, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Paris, USA (Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Washington DC), Asia (Beijing, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo) 62% 60% 60% 63% 66% 62%
Mills & Reeve London Birmingham, Cambridge, Manchester, Leeds, London, Norwich 66% 76% 79% 86% 87% 79%
Mishcon De Reya London London Singapore 61% 71% 70% 73% 60% 71%
Norton Rose Fulbright London London Amsterdam, Athens, Bahrain, Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Brussels, Bogotá, Canada (Calgary, Montréal, Ottawa, Québec, Toronto, Vancouver), Canberra, Cape Town, Caracas, Casablanca, Dar es Salaam, Dubai, Durban, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Monaco, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Perth, Piraeus, Port Moresby, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, USA (Austin, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, San Antonio, San Francisco, St Louis, Washington DC), Tokyo, Warsaw 44% 47% 47% 49% 52% 48%
Osborne Clarke London Bristol, London, Reading Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Busto Arsizio, Brescia, Brussels, Cologne, Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, Munich, New York, Padua, Palo Alto, Paris, Rome, San Francisco, Stockholm, Zaragoza 71% 74% 74% 86% 88% 79%
Penningtons Manches London Basingstoke, Cambridge, Guildford, London, Oxford, Reading San Francisco 55% 71% 70% 74% 79% 70%
Pinsent Masons London Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Falklands, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester Beijing, Doha, Dubai, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Hong Kong, Madrid, Melbourne, Munich, Paris, Perth, Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney
48% 52% 60% 59% 66% 57%
Reed Smith Pittsburgh London Abu Dhabi, Athens, Austin, Beijing, Century City, Chicago, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, Kazakhstan, Los Angeles, Miami, Munich, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Princeton, Richmond, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Tysons, Washington DC, Wilmington 68% 67% 66% 67% 76% 69%
Ropes & Gray Boston London Chicago, Hong Kong, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. 81% 77% 61% 78% 79% 75%
RPC London Bristol, London Hong Kong, Singapore 56% 71% 70% 78% 80% 71%
Shakespeare Martineau Birmingham Birmingham, Brussels, Leicester, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Sheffield, Solihull, Stratford Upon Avon 45% 48% 61% 36% 45% 47%
Shoosmiths Milton Keynes Manchester, Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Nottingham, Southampton, Thames Valley 57% 66% 69% 71% 75% 67%
Sidley Austin Chicago London Beijing, Brussels, Geneva, Hong Kong, Munich, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, USA (Boston, Century City, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Washington DC) 92% 78% 67% 85% 85% 81%
Simmons & Simmons London Bristol, London Amsterdam, Beijing Brussels, Doha, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Shanghai, Singapore
62% 63% 56% 63% 69% 63%
Slater and Gordon Melbourne Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Preston, Watford Oz 43% 46% 53% 43% 47% 46%
Slaughter and May London London Brussels, Beijing, Hong Kong 37% 53% 37% 45% 54% 45%
Squire Patton Boggs Cleveland Birmingham, Leeds, London, Manchester Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Berlin, Birmingham, Böblingen, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Darwin, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, Perth, Prague, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Warsaw
45% 59% 57% 59% 68% 58%
Taylor Wessing London Cambridge, London Amsterdam, Beijing, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Brno, Budapest, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Eindhoven, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kiev, Klagenfurt, Munich, New York, Paris, Prague, Singapore, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Vienna, Warsaw 52% 72% 68% 74% 78% 69%
TLT Bristol Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester Piraeus 69% 75% 80% 84% 86% 79%
Travers Smith London London Paris 73% 79% 74% 87% 88% 80%
Trowers & Hamlins London Birmingham, Exeter, London, Manchester Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Oman 71% 72% 75% 80% 81% 76%
Watson, Farley & Williams London London Athens, Bangkok, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Madrid, Milan, Munich, New York, Paris, Rome, Singapore, 48% 546% 49% 39% 41% 45%
Weightmans Liverpool Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle 45% 62% 68% 61% 66% 60%
Weil New York City London Beijing, Boston, Dallas, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, Miami, Munich, New York, Paris, Prague, Princeton, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Warsaw, Washington DC 68% 65% 58% 71% 71% 67%
White & Case New York City London Abu Dhabi, Astana, Beijing, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Cairo, Doha, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Madrid, Manila, Melbourne, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Prague, USA (Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, New York, São Paulo, Silicon Valley, Tampa, Washington DC), Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tashkent, Tokyo, Warsaw
80% 74% 63% 81% 76% 75%
Womble Bond Dickinson Winston-Salem Aberdeen, Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Newcastle, Plymouth, and Southampton. Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charleston, Charlotte, Charlottesville, Columbia, Greensboro, Greenville, Los Angeles, Orange County, Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, Silicon Valley, Tysons, Washington DC, Wilmington, Winston-Salem 55% 62% 73% 56% 61% 62%