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THE FIRM We are a distinctive London-based law firm, focused on our clients and on delivering excellence in the international legal market. We are known for the quality of our work; not just in dealing with the full range of corporate and commercial matters, but in advising clients on their private affairs as well.

We advise on our clients’ most complex matters, whilst at the same time remaining smaller than our competitors. This fosters a cohesive environment of collective experience and close-knit teams and helps to maintain the exceptionally high levels of service and partner involvement that our clients expect.

 INTERNATIONAL Most of our clients have an international presence and the majority of the work we do has an international dimension.

Rather than having multiple overseas offices, we believe our clients are best served by us working with the top independent law firms around the world. We work with the firms and lawyers that are right for the job at hand.

We invest significant time and resource into building and maintaining our relationships with these firms to ensure that the highest quality advice is given consistently and in a fully integrated way, regardless of the jurisdiction.

RECRUITMENT We understand the importance of a stimulating and inclusive workplace and offer multiple pathways to rewarding careers. We are committed to developing and investing in our people and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, bringing different perspectives and experiences, making Macfarlanes an exciting place to work. The firm recruits around 30 graduates each year with the expectation that they will stay after training. Many of them do, creating a stable partnership of extraordinary quality.

For more information about career opportunities please visit our website.

  • Number of UK partners: 90
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 360

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Legal Developments by:
Macfarlanes LLP

  • Finding the 
right words

    In the recent case of Newbury v Sun Microsystems [2013], the defendant argued that an offer to settle proceedings was ‘in principle' only and that a binding contract could not be formed until further terms had been agreed and a formal contract had been signed. It supported this argument by referring to a statement, in the offer letter, that the settlement was to be ‘recorded in a suitably worded agreement'. 

    - Macfarlanes

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