Much more than a law firm.

If you're looking for a predictable career in a traditional firm then please stop reading now. At RPC you'll get a whole lot more.

Of course clients expect their lawyers to understand the law. But what they really want is advice from smart people who get the commercial context and can spot the business implications. On this measure, it's hard to find better than RPC; the UK's leading client satisfaction report regularly recognises us for the quality of our commercial advice, and has ranked us top overall out of all law firms twice in the last four years.

  • We have offices in London, Bristol, Hong Kong and Singapore and are a founder member of TerraLex, the second largest legal network in the world with representation in over 100 countries across the globe 
  • 25% of our Partners trained and qualified with us. So did our Managing Partner and several of our senior Partners. And so did 50% of the partners on our board
  • In 2015 we won Law Firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards. And in 2014 we were twice named Law firm of the Year at The Lawyer Awards and the Halsbury Legal Awards having been nominated four times before over the previous 18 months

  • More recently, we were named Best Tax Team in a Law Firm at the Taxation Awards 2017; Insurance Law Firm of the Year at the Commercial Insurance Awards 2017; and Best Strategic Leadership at the MPF Awards 2016.

We don't have a rigid hierarchy. We were one of the first law firms in the UK to pioneer open working right across the board – up to, and including, our Managing Partner.
We believe that smart lawyers need to have smart business brains too. That’s why we ensure that our trainees learn about business while they’re learning the law.

Our Trainees are given real freedom, real responsibility and real opportunities. From day one you’ll be working with clients, meeting them at social events – and going to court. But you won’t just have hands-on experience… you’ll get hands-on, high quality support too to provide just the right environment to foster learning, confidence building and the acquisition of skills. 

All of our Trainees are introduced to CareerBuilder as part of their pre-joining programme.  This is RPC's unique career framework which sets out exactly what is expected of our lawyers as they develop their careers (from Trainee through every career level to Partner).  Our Trainees find CareerBuilder invaluable as it enables them to map their personal progress against all the areas they need to develop.  We use it to tailor personal development objectives and to focus regular feedback and we find that this really accelerates learning during the Training Contract, and beyond...