Legal Careers

Realise your potential as part of a forward thinking and ambitious firm.

Why a Legal Career with Ashfords?

We know that when talented people work together, everyone achieves the best results for themselves (just ask our numerous Chambers Ranked Rising Stars) and our business. 

Our people are at the heart of everything we do, and at Ashfords, you can expect to be exposed to high quality work, top tier clients and exceptional training from the outset.

But a legal career with us is about far more than just your work, it’s about:

  • allowing you to be autonomous – giving you the best training and development opportunities to build your own personal networks and connections. 
  • giving you a life outside of work, with a sensible hybrid working framework and encouraging all of our people maintain a positive work/life balance.   
  • respecting our people’s career aspirations are different from each other – we’ll offer progression at your pace, whilst giving you the training and development opportunities to reach your career goals.

Our goal is to help you realise your full potential, as part of a forward thinking and ambitious firm. That’s a career in law with a difference.

"I joined Ashfords in September 2019 after a 5 ½ year spell at a firm in London, commuting back to my home in Devon (to feed my soul) for a weekend every two weeks. I’d known Ashfords a long time and knew the Partners in the IP team I’d be joining. It honestly felt like ‘coming home’. I was confident that I’d be joining a well-established and stable team. One that was technically accomplished too, prioritising excellent client service with a ‘can do’ and collaborative approach."
Clare Jackman, Partner

What next?

Ready to apply?

For a full list of live vacancies, please visit our Careers Page

Interested in a career in Ashfords, but not seeing a role that is suited to you?

We encourage speculative applications from legal professionals of all levels and backgrounds, so even if there isn’t an opportunity for you now, we’d still love to hear from you. To submit a speculative application, please get in touch

Questions about your application?

If you wish to discuss your application or have any questions regarding a career with Ashfords, please email, and one of the team will come back to you. 

A note to agencies:

Unsolicited CV submissions made outside of our PSL or outside of our recruitment portal will not create any obligation on our behalf, nor will it create any contractual relationship between Ashfords and a recruitment agency. For the avoidance of doubt, this specifically includes any obligation to pay fees or commissions. In the event that a recruitment agency submits an unsolicited or speculative CV and subsequently renders a claim for commission supported by correspondence and/or documentation containing a disclaimer indicating otherwise, our policy prevails.