Clifford Chance releases unseen video footage of its famous swimming pool

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By Katie King on

Cameras on set at one of the best corporate law perks in London

Magic circle giant Clifford Chance has released a new grad recruitment video which contains some much-appreciated footage of the firm’s signature perk: its swimming pool.

Clifford Chance is the only law firm with a staff swimming bath in the capital, though photos of its 20 x 8 metre offering have been hard to come by. It’s largely been over to the lawyers of social media to satisfy non-Clifford Chance staff’s pool cravings. Snaps posted online include:

? If you are a lawyer and love swimming, work at Clifford Chance. Thank you for the #magiccircle tour @hkwon225 ?

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Now, swimming enthusiasts are able to sample Clifford Chance’s delights in moving picture format thanks to a new video released by the firm. The short clip follows the lives of Oliver, 24, and Ellen, 23, who are both junior lawyers at the firm.

While the promo vid does concede life at Clifford Chance includes “late nights, hard work, early rises”, some bits of it look pretty fun. The pair are filmed playing pool, going for drinks, working out in the gym, heading through the doors of the Royal Courts of Justice and, you guessed it, swimming:

A spokeswoman for Clifford Chance said: “Our graduate website is refreshed frequently to arm candidates with up-to-date insights and information on the firm.”

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Though Clifford Chance’s pool is one of the better perks of the corporate law world, it’s certainly not the only one. To give you just a flavour, perks at other firms include: pro sushi chefs, anti-sickness injections, free zoo memberships, free apartments and drinks trolleys. Look out the results of our best law firm perks for this year from the Legal Cheek Trainee and Junior Lawyer Survey 2017, as we go in-depth into the findings over the course of the autumn term.

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