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Clifford Chance

We are one of the world's pre-eminent law firms with significant depth and range of resources across five continents. As a single, fully integrated, global partnership, we pride ourselves on our approachable, collegiate and team based way of working. 

We always strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, which include corporates from all the commercial and industrial sectors, governments, regulators, trade bodies and not for profit organisations. We provide them with the highest quality advice and legal insight, which combines the Firm's global standards with in-depth local expertise.

Many of the world's leading organisations look to Clifford Chance not just for legal expertise but for advice on business critical issues.

Company size:   5,001-10,000 employees
Industry:   Legal Services
Company Details
10 Upper Bank Street
E14 5JJ

Clifford Chance's flexible working policy aims to support individual productivity, performance and wellbeing through flexibility and an agile way of working. Staff at Clifford Chance are required to work on a hybrid basis, spending at least 50% of their working hours in the office, they view this as having important benefits for their teams and the company as a whole, facilitating collaboration and teamwork, thus increasing productivity. 

What we love about Clifford Chance: 

💡Clifford Chance offer up to one or two months unpaid leave every year without providing a reason

💡Clifford Chance have introduced a new, long-term flexible working policy, allowing its UK lawyers to work remotely for up to 50% of their time.  

💡Clifford Chance's has reduced the size of its Canary Wharf headquarters, as a result of many employees working from home. 

What's worth checking about Clifford Chance:

💡Some flexible options may differ by position or department. 

Articles about Clifford Chance: 

💡Clifford Chance to allow lawyers to work remotely up to 50% of the time

💡Clifford Chance launches Clifford Chance Choice, a more flexible approach to work for lawyer

💡Clifford Chance mulls slashing office space as lawyers keeping working from home 

Flexible Working Approach

Clifford Chance Choice is a framework which embraces the changing world of work to support the needs of our people and clients which we launched in March 2019. 

By offering people more choice while continuing to help them excel in their legal careers, Clifford Chance Choice aims to help us remain an employer of choice among the brightest and best legal talent. 

Every year we offer our lawyers the option to apply for up to one or two months unpaid leave, without providing a reason, which complements existing flexible working options across the firm.

Part-time: An employee who works fewer hours than a full-time worker. There is no specific number of hours that makes someone part-time, but a full-time worker will usually work 35-40 hours a week.
Flexi-Time: This is a working schedule that allows employees to choose when they start and end their workday, usually to accomodate an individuals needs and other commitments outside of work.
Agile Working: This method of work gives employees the option to work where, when and how they choose – with maximum flexibility and minimum constraints.
Full-time: A full-time employee works between 35 and 40 hours per week, usually on a permanent contract.
Phased Retirement: This refers to an approach that gives employees the ability to manage the transition from full-time employment to retirement.
Hybrid Working (Office / Home): This means an employee splits their time between the workplace (usually office based) and remote working (usually at home).
Remote or Mobile Working: This is a type of working arrangement that allows an employee to work from a remote location outside of corporate offices.
Work From Home (WFH): This is where an employee has the ability to set up their workspace at home, and manage their work without the need to go to the office.
Office Working: This refers to an employee being physically present in the workplace to fulfil their contractual responsibilities.
Career Breaks / Sabbatical: These are an extended periods of agreed absence from work. The term is often used interchangeably with "sabbatical", which is generally taken to mean a shorter period of leave of several weeks or months.
Shared Parental Leave: This allows parents to share a portion of leave and pay with their partners to care for children from birth, usually until their first birthday.

*Please note that not all flexible working options may not be available for every role.

Company Locations
London, UK
10 Upper Bank Street
E14 5JJ
Newcastle upon Tyne , UK
Partnership House
Regent Farm Rd
Newcastle upon Tyne
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