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 At Sidley, there are boundless opportunities to work on interesting and challenging projects for high-calibre clients.

We have built a reputation as a premier legal advisor for global businesses, financial institutions and government entities, providing exceptional legal representation spanning the full range of litigation, transactional and regulatory matters.

The quality of work given to associates in London is first rate—cutting edge and complex, and often high profile.

We are pleased to provide a comprehensive, market-leading compensation and benefits package to support our personnel and their families. Our package is designed to support mental, physical and financial wellbeing, working parents and much more. We regularly review and enhance our offering to ensure that it remains competitive and meets the needs of our personnel.

  • Group Personal Pension Scheme
  • Pension Cash Alternative scheme (for higher earners)
  • Life Assurance (4x salary)
  • Group Income Protection
  • Travel Insurance (for business and personal travel)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Private GP Service + Health Screening
  • In-House Counselling Service
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Headspace (mindfulness app)
  • Menopause Support Service
  • Annual Flu Vaccination
  • Annual Gym Allowance
  • Annual Eye Screening and Prescription Allowance
  • “Living Well” wellbeing programme
  • Inclusive Family Leave Policies
  • Emergency Childcare + Back-up Adult and Eldercare
  • Parental Transition + Work & Family Balance Coaching
  • 25 days paid annual leave
  • Critical Illness Cover
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Cycle Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Matched Giving
  • Payroll Giving
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Volunteering Opportunities
  • Will Writing Service

We are committed to providing career-long learning and professional development for our lawyers.

In addition to the New Associate Programme delivered annually, we offer a superb technical training programme designed by and for each individual practice group. In addition, a wide range of skill-building workshops are provided to enhance your performance as a lawyer, tailored to your level of qualification. Our Business Development Programme provides high-level, personalised coaching around communications and networking, client engagement and winning new business.

Sidley is dedicated to cultivating a culture of career-long learning while making considerable investments in the future of our associates. In support of this commitment, we launched Built to Lead℠, the firm’s new associate development program. This leadership and executive development model is uniquely designed to help our associates become world-class lawyers with greater business acumen and boardroom prowess.

We are always looking for talented lawyers to join us. Successful candidates will have an excellent academic record coupled with high-quality experience, most likely gained at a premier City firm.

We recruit from a variety of backgrounds, nationalities, ages and experience. There is no Sidley stereotype, although there are some essential attributes that Sidley lawyers have in common. They have strong business instincts and are genuinely intrigued by the commercial world and the world of finance in particular. They are approachable and easy to work with. They are self-disciplined and ambitious, driven to deliver results.

If you are interested in a career at Sidley, please click here.

Working in London

Sidley’s London office was established in 1974 and is the firm’s largest office in Europe. Our lawyers advise on domestic and cross-border matters across a full range of practice areas. We have a particularly strong footprint in London in structured finance, capital markets, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity.