About us

Gowling WLG in numbers

46 %

of our current trainees attended our vacation scheme


hours given annually to community activities in the UK


trainees each intake


global offices

1400 +



languages spoken by our employees


Chambers UK 2015 ranked lawyers


Legal 500 UK 'leading individuals'

50 %

non-law graduates across trainee intake


consecutive years in UK's 50 best workplaces

Introducing Gowling WLG

In  February 2016 a new international law firm, Gowling WLG, was launched. The combination of leading firms Gowlings and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co (WLG) created a top 100 global law firm, operating from 18 locations around the word.

At Gowling WLG, we provide clients with world-class legal expertise and multi-jurisdictional support in key sectors. These include advanced manufacturing, life sciences, power generation and distribution, projects and infrastructure, real estate, resources (mining, oil & gas) and technology and communications. We are home to one of the world’s premier intellectual property practices.

Both Gowlings and WLG were regularly named among the very top employers in the UK and Canada. Our new firm continues to build on these strong foundations, focusing on a genuine commitment to its people.

The complete service

"First class teams at all levels. Focused commercial advice, excellent sector knowledge." Not our words but the words of one of our clients.

Working with in-house lawyers, company directors, investors, developers, high net worth individuals, HR professionals, pension trustees and entrepreneurs, our experts deal with everything from day-to-day issues to complex, strategic matters. Here is a list of the service areas that we operate in.

An exceptional client base

As a trainee, you can look forward to working with our wide variety of excellent clients. Our high profile client list is testament to the exceptional way that we work.

Exciting work and an expert service

Across an incredible spectrum of work, our experts collaborate with in-house lawyers, investors, Directors, developers, high net worth individuals and entrepreneurs in order to successfully deal with everything from day-to-day issues to complex, strategic matters.

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An award-winning business

Guardian UK 300

Guardian UK 300

Guardian UK top 300 employer

Great place to work 2015

Great Place to Work 2015

Best Workplace (Large category)

Legal Business

Legal Business Awards 2015

Technology team of the year

Legal Business

Legal Business Awards 2015

Real Estate team of the year


eprivateclient 2015

Two associates named in Top 35 under 35

Managing Intellectual Property

Managing IP Stars 2015

Seven lawyers named

Legal Business

Legal Business Awards 2014

TMT team of the year


FinTech top 40 2014

Richard Gould

Managing Intellectual Property

Managing IP Awards 2014

Firm of the year, patent contentious

Legal 500

Legal 500 2014

Private client specialism of the year

British Council for Offices

British Council for Offices awards 2014

Best Commercial Workplace for Two Snowhill


CityWealth Magic Circle Awards 2014

Private Capital Lawyer of the Year, Anthony Thompson

British Legal Awards

British Legal Awards 2013

TMT team of the year

Legal Business Awards

Legal Business Awards 2013

Employment & Pensions (highly commended)

Legal 500

Legal 500 2013

Projects, energy and natural resources team of the year


TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2013

Best student marketing campaign

Birmingham Law Society

Birmingham Law Society 2013

Associate solicitor of the year