Welcome to Pinsent Masons

Our clients don’t simply have legal issues, they have commercial needs. What the best lawyers do is respond to those needs with a mix of imagination and pragmatism. If a business can be made to work better, eveyone benefits. This gives rise to the question ‘who makes a great lawyer’? A great lawyer is interested in business as much as law, a person who is bold enough to challenge the status quo and who sees the opportunity in championing change and promoting progress.

We integrate our trainees into working teams from day one so that, from the very beginning of their careers, they’re working alongside and learning from colleagues who, like them, are ever willing to explore solutions.

If that sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you. We think you’ll really enjoy working with us.

Richard Foley
Senior Partner

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A brief history of Pinsent Masons

Our roots in the may trace back to 1769, but we’re recognised as one of the most forward-looking and innovative law firms in the world.

A modern approach

Business cultures are changing. Old and trusted commercial models are fading into history. Companies are having to re-invent themselves, and law firms are no exception. You need to make sure that the firm you join is one that sees the future as you do. For us, that future is to be a professional services firm with law at its core.

What distinguishes us is a single, powerful idea – that we are seamlessly one firm; agile, flexible, and focused on giving our clients a competitive edge – whether they’re a national supermarket chain, a regional business investment fund or a global technology business.

Our values

We believe our values are fundamental to who we are, all we have achieved and all we are capable of achieving. In the day-to-day world, these values inform, and are reflected in, everything that we do – how we approach our work, our clients and each other.


We’re down to earth, approachable and always treat each other with respect. We act with integrity, backing our own judgement and providing bold but pragmatic solutions rather than sitting on the fence. Trust is vital to everything we do.

From your point of view, it means that you can expect to find colleagues who are welcoming, inclusive and encouraging, not too hung up on hierarchies and happy to help each other however we can. Being a Trainee Solicitor can be  a tough challenge. However, when everyone around you is on your side, you’ll discover that it all becomes that little bit easier.


We are enterprising and willing to rise to the challenge. We strive for success and for excellence in everything we do, driving ourselves to do better. We innovate and think beyond conventions to find lateral solutions.


Our strength comes from our relationships – with others across the firm, with our clients and with our communities. We work in a diverse business and value the different perspectives that brings. We’re committed to working together as one team to deliver the best outcomes for our clients and for the firm.

Our sectors

What distinguishes us as a law firm is our deep knowledge of a variety of sectors and our ability to develop legal solutions for our clients within them. We wanted a focused business, which meant deciding in which sectors we could really make an impact.

 Technology, Science & Industry

Our clients are altering the way we live and work. We help them deliver ambitious change.

Florian Von Baum
Sector Head


Global energy supply is transforming. Together with our clients we aim to be at the forefront of transformed delivery.

Paul Rice
Sector Head

Financial Services

We leverage our deep sector knowledge to share industry standards and provide commercial insight to a wide range of clients.

Alexis Roberts
Sector Head


A creative mindset is required to deliver legal solutions and specialist advice to infrastructure clients.

Ian Laing

Sector Head

Real Estate

Cross-border capital flows into the sector providing opportunities to build on our market-leading reputation.

James Crookes
Sector Head

Supporting our communities

For us, doing business responsibly is intrinsically linked to our values, strategy and overall purpose. This means creating an inclusive workplace where all of our people can be themselves and have the opportunity to reach their potential, managing our impact on the environment and maintaining our commitment to transparent, fair and ethical dealings with clients, suppliers and other external stakeholders.

Our Board is fully committed to empowering our people to engage in Responsible Business and make a difference. This is why every member of staff is encouraged to spend up to three days (or 25 hours) each year for volunteering in Starfish initiatives.

Getting involved can range from mentoring young people as they prepare for the world of work, college or university to providing pro-bono legal advice to small start-up businesses. There’s no shortage of opportunities – it’s whatever works for you.

Ultimately by giving something back, we get a lot back ourselves. Not just from doing something worthwhile, but also from understanding how other people experience the world and all its challenges.

Our awards and recognition