Graduates & summer clerks

Get ready for a great experience

Graduates and summer clerks, get ready for a great experience in an enterprising law firm! You’ll be working alongside our lawyers and partners from day one — giving you the best insight into your future career in law.

Applications for our summer and law clerk recruitment programme for 2023/2024 have now closed.

Keep an eye out for our 2024/2025 dates. Recruitment opens in February / March each year and we advertise at each university when applications are open. If you would like to register your interest for the next round, please click here.

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Diverse graduate programme

Every year we welcome graduates into our national programme which is designed to ensure you get maximum support and exposure to a wide variety of work.

  • You can expect to be involved in client work from day one, included within our specialised teams of solicitors, associates and partners all working together to achieve the best outcome for our clients. 
  • You’ll receive plenty of support and guidance from our senior staff.

Inclusive summer clerk programme

Our summer clerk programme is the best way to gain a true appreciation of what it’s really like to be part of a legal team at Duncan Cotterill.

  • You can expect to work hard, have fun and put some of that theory into practice as you contribute in client team discussions. 
  • You’ll also have plenty of opportunity to chat with our solicitors, associates, partners and business support team to explore your particular areas of interest.