Our 2019/20 sponsors are listed below. It was another record-breaking year for sponsorship of Cardiff University Law Society!

We have a total of 17 sponsors, with 3/5 'Magic Circle' law firms. Buy your memberships ASAP to avoid missing out on all of the events our sponsors are running with us on campus!

Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy is a pre-eminent global law firm operating in over thirty countries around the world. It is the only firm to have featured in the top five of the Financial Times Innovative Law Firm Awards every year since its creation, and the only firm to have won it six times. 



Burges Salmon

Burges Salmon is an independent UK law firm with an enviable range of national and international clients. Joining their award-winning training programme, you’ll enjoy exposure to their high profile client list and friendly, collaborative culture as you gain quality experience across a broad range of legal practices.



Clifford Chance


Clifford Chance offers you the opportunity to join a global law firm with one of the most pre-eminent legal practices in the world. Their Open Days and Vacation Schemes give you those first insights into a dynamic career in law. Their Training Contract will transform you from a talented beginner to a professional lawyer. Join Clifford Chance and you will experience, first hand, the 'one firm, one team' approach that makes working at Clifford Chance so different.

Are you ready to become part of a world-class team?





CMS is a future facing, global law firm well equipped to help clients confront challenges and seize opportunities with confidence. CMS put the interests of clients at the heart of everything they do across their 70+ offices in 40+ countries in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America. With more than 1,000 partners and 4,500 lawyers, CMS work in cross-border teams to deliver top quality, practical advice no matter how complex the situation.

The firm is recognised for its sector excellence and focus in consumer products; energy; financial services; hotels & leisure, infrastructure & project finance; life sciences & healthcare; real estate; and technology, media & communications. Their legal expertise is therefore matched by real world, commercial understanding of the markets in which their clients operate.

As a future facing firm, they embrace technology and are committed to new ideas that challenge conventional ways of doing things if a better solution for clients can be found. Their aim is to anticipate and create sustainable and rewarding futures for their clients, people, and communities.



Deloitte Legal

Deloitte Legal combines market leading lawyers, consultants and technology experts to provide clients with new solutions to legal problems. Whether that be legal advice delivered in a more effective way, assistance in harnessing the considerable benefits created by advancements in legal technology, or advice on how to create a best-in-class in-house legal function, Deloitte Legal has the breadth and depth of expertise to advise on the challenges that their clients face on a daily basis.

Deloitte Legal will be offering training contracts for start in September 2020. They follow the SQE model, which means that you will be able to start your work experience as soon as you graduate, no LPC year required!




DWF is a global legal business, supplying services not only to the global legal market but also providing complementary connected services to our clients. DWF is on a journey to transform legal services through their people for their clients using their three principal strategic objectives: understanding their clients, engaging their people and doing things differently.



Eversheds Sutherland 

Eversheds Sutherland is one of the world’s largest full-service law firms operating as one team, across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and North America. 



Freshfields Brukhaus Deringer 

The world’s biggest international organisations rely on Freshfields to help them make the right decisions in a fast-changing world. Freshfields combine the knowledge, experience and energy of the whole firm to solve our clients’ most complex challenges, wherever and whenever they arise.



Herbert Smith Freehills


Operating from 26 offices across Asia Pacific, EMEA and the US, Herbert Smith Freehills is at the heart of the new global business landscape providing premium quality, full-service legal advice. 



Hugh James

Hugh James a UK top 100 and Wales' largest regional law firm. They have ambitious plans for growth with brand new offices in Cardiff's vibrant city centre.



Hogan Lovells

When Hogan Lovells say they’re global game-changers, it’s no exaggeration. With a network of 2,600+ lawyers in 48 international offices, they solve some of the toughest legal problems around the world. The best part? They do it all as one team, seamlessly across continents, borders and time zones.

No matter which path they take, graduates will grow their legal expertise, sharpen their commercial edge and tackle fascinating challenges for some of the most well-respected clients across the globe. Furthermore, they’ll be part of a close-knit team – with support and encouragement from everyone around them.

Ultimately, Hogan Lovells draw on their collective expertise to help clients transform the world and the way we live our lives. Now that’s game-changing.

Please visit www.hoganlovells.com/graduates for further information.



Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins has more than 2,600 fee earners in offices across Europe, the US, the Middle East and Asia. Its non-hierarchical, consensus based management style and ‘one firm’ culture makes Latham & Watkins a unique place to work.




LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world.



Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke LLP is an award-winning multinational law firm. The firm has grown rapidly, with 25 global offices and it is proud to say that its influence and impact can now be applied almost anywhere.



Simmons & Simmons

From offices in the major business and financial centres throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Simmons & Simmons view the world through the lens of our key sectors: asset management and investment funds, financial institutions, healthcare and life sciences, and technology, media and telecommunications. 



Travers Smith 

It is not just law at Travers Smith. We treat our clients’ business as our business, their dispute as our dispute, their challenges as ours.

We act for publicly-listed and private companies, financial services and private equity clients, as well as other business enterprises involved in large and complex UK and cross-border matters, transactions and disputes.

Our clients know that wherever in the world they or their ambitions lie, we will work as one of their team to get things done. And they know that we do so in a straight-talking, thoughtful and open way.

Diversity and independence of thought are key to our success. We know each other well and we know that we get the best results when we act as a team – not just within our legal teams, but right across our firm where we welcome diversity of thought and views from everyone. This is our difference and we are proud of it.



Womble Bond Dickinson

Womble Bond Dickinson is a transatlantic law firm, providing high-quality legal capability and outstanding personal service, to a wide range of regional, national and international clients from 24 key locations across the United States and the United Kingdom.