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7.8 / 10

(based on 18 ratings in 2016)

2016

"Very hands-on role with high levels of interaction with clients. The level of trust given to you raises as you prove yourself."
First year trainee, Manchester
"Regular client contact (almost every day). Tasks range from day to day but generally include speaking to clients, drafting documents, attending meetings and telephone calls."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"Client interaction varies on the department you are sat within. During both of my seats to date I have had the opportunity to meet with clients in person, speak to clients on the phone and also attend business development events."
First year trainee, London
"I have client interaction on a daily basis and am involved in drafting and reviewing documents. I also have frequent interaction with the other side. I monitor the progression of cases, keeping colleagues informed and often draft documents in transactions."
First year trainee, Leeds
"I don't have much client interaction but that's down to the seat that I'm in. I'm happy with the role I'm in as it gives me the opportunity to get involved in a lot of different tasks. A major responsibility is informing the department about the most recent changes to legislation and other information that may be of use to them. While this is sometimes mundane, it is useful as it keeps me up to date with the most recent developments. I also get to make amendments to documents and do research for various people."
First year trainee, Leeds
"Lots of client interaction via telephone and email. Trainees are encouraged to attend client drinks and other events."
Second year trainee, London
"As a trainee I have had excellent client contact and responsibility levels, which comes with building trust over time. A lot of the work that I have done has had a London or international focus."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"Really differs seat to seat. Some departments involve lots of client interaction. Others have none."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"In my role I have had a great deal of client interaction, and I have been given huge amounts of responsibility, even from an early stage which obviously helps with development."
First year trainee, Manchester
"While I have seen that there is a low amount of client contact in some seats, I have experienced client secondment and lots of client contact in second year."
Second year trainee, London
"I have found that there is an excellent quality of work given to trainees at the firm, and that there is a lot of client contact."
First year trainee, Manchester
"My role is varied and I am given as much or as little responsibility as I feel comfortable with. Day-to-day responsibilities vary greatly and my client contact is generally very good."
Second year trainee, London
"There is a varied workload each day in my role and I have good exposure to high-value work. There has been a good level of client contact from the beginning of my seat."
First year trainee, Leeds
"Within my department, I encounter a wide range of tasks that differ day-to-day. I also have the opportunity to contact clients directly if that is appropriate. You are encouraged to be seen by clients and represent the firm."
First year trainee, Manchester
"In my current seat I have had a lot of client interaction during transactions, and I have been included in client networking events."
First year trainee, Leeds
"I interact with clients on a daily basis, and this is frequently without any direct supervision. I have been responsible for negotiating agreements through to completion with other lawyers with minimal supervision."
Second year trainee, London
"I write the first drafts of letter and legal documents (e.g. witness statements) and help with the administrative duties. I have found that there is not that much client contact for trainees, but that trainees do go to meetings with clients."
First year trainee, Manchester
"A large part of the role involves administrative and data management duties. This is interspersed with limited tasks in relation to large, ongoing matters that have been underway for a significant period (years)."
First year trainee, London

2013

"The quality of the work in general is good but it varies between departments. In certain departments, such a litigation, there is a lot of admin involved. In other departments there is a good level of client contact and good quality work."
Second year trainee, London
"I often have responsibility for my own files and have good client contact."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"In my current seat I've been trusted with plenty of client contact, and the work is growing in quality as time goes by."
First year trainee, Manchester
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