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APP Law Residential is the programme for you if you dream of becoming a lawyer and want to know what it is really like to work for a leading multinational law firm. We have partnered with Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith Freehills and Linklaters to provide you with an insight into your chosen career. The three firms are among the most prestigious law firms in the UK – so you’ll be sure to receive the best advice from your colleagues during the internship.

If successful you will be allocated a placement with one of the firms based on your interests.

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance is a multinational firm with offices in many countries across 5 continents. It is one of the ten largest law firms in the world measured by both the number of lawyers and revenue. Many of the world’s leading organisations work with Clifford Chance and their clients include 60% of Fortune 500 companies. The firm works in a variety of practice areas including capital markets, corporate, litigation and dispute resolution and finance. Clifford Chance have hosted a residential programme with us since 2015.

Herbert Smith Freehills

As one of the world’s leading law firms, Herbert Smith Freehills advise many of the biggest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe. With 2,800 lawyers and 460 partners in over 20 offices spanning Asia, Europe, Australia, the US and the Middle East, their reach is truly global. Their clients are some of the biggest and most ambitious multinationals across all major regions of the world. Herbert Smith Freehills LLP is a founding member of PRIME, a collaborative law firm initiative which aims to provide fair access to quality work experience to students from backgrounds under-represented in the legal profession. The Herbert Smith Freehills PRIME  week is designed to give the students an insight into life at an international law firm while balancing a range of learning and development sessions. Herbert Smith Freehills have hosted a residential programme with us since 2015.


Linklaters LLP is a multinational law firm headquartered in London. As of 2013, the firm has 29 offices across 20 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, North America, South America and Europe. Linklaters counts more FTSE 100 companies among its clients than any other British Law firm. The work Linklaters does is divided into three broad divisions including corporate, finance and projects, and commercial divisions. Linklaters have hosted a residential programme with us since 2013.

Learn more about a career in law here.


To see if you’re eligible, please read our eligibility criteria here.

Dates: The dates are yet to be confirmed however it will be during the summer of 2019.


If you have any questions about our programme please check our FAQS or get in touch by calling us on 0207 183 1189 or emailing

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