Early legal careers

We recruit and train talented people from all backgrounds to become the future of the firm. You may have decided a career in law is for you, or you may not yet have made up your mind. Either way, these pages tell you more.

Use the links on the right to find out more. Experience Macfarlanes sets out ways you can look inside Macfarlanes to gain an understanding of what it is like to work as an associate in a commercial law firm. Our training programme lasts two years and is the lead-up to becoming a qualified associate. Our lawtech graduate scheme exposes you to legal technology in action. Paralegals are non-qualified legal roles which support solicitors. Many of our paralegals go on to train at the firm.