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Satisfaction with Work

8.5 / 10

(based on 22 ratings in 2015)

2015

"I have had very good client interaction and trust/responsibility to liaise with clients. My day-to-day responsibilities are varied and can sometimes be very challenging which is a positive."
Second year trainee, London
"I have had quite a high level of client interaction, and my day-to-day responsibilities can range from the very administrative to very in depth complex legal drafting."
Second year trainee, London
"There is a huge range of work to get involved in within Commercial and everyone is happy to help guide you to give you a broad experience of the whole department."
First year trainee, London
"At the moment I have much less client contact but in other seats, I have had a lot. It's luck of the draw really, but everyone should get decent client contact and be trusted with a reasonable amount of autonomy during the training contract."
Second year trainee, London
"I am in a smaller department, which means I have a good level of day-to-day responsibility and am trusted to correspond with clients."
First year trainee, London
"I am very involved in day-to-day management of some matters, with a supporting role in others, depending upon the size of the case. People like to ensure that you understand your role and also to let you know that you're appreciated."
First year trainee, London
"Client interaction is high - trainees are almost always invited along to the client meetings. Day-to-day responsibilities vary between departments but are generally quite diverse."
Second year trainee, London
"Client interaction is very seat dependent. In some seats you have a lot of client contact, others you have none. The same goes for the level of responsibility. Smaller teams generally provide more responsibility, however Intellectual Property seems to be the exception, where you can get genuinely complex work."
London
"I really like my role so far: I have been given a lot of responsibility, a large amount of client contact and a wide range of work."
First year trainee, London

2014

"My role often equates to junior associate with regular client interaction through email and phone and plenty of drafting, although admin and bundling does play a part."
First year trainee, London
"I have high levels of client interaction as a trainee and there are increasing levels of responsibility throughout your training contract."
Second year trainee, London
"In my experience you get loads of responsibility straight away and there are a range of tasks and different matters to work on. Client contact can be up and down depending on the department. There is research and bundling, etc. like with any training contract, but it certainly isn't the norm."
First year trainee, London
"I have had a high amount of responsibility where possible with a large amount of client contact: attending client pitches and client dinners, presenting in front of clients, and a large amount of independence: emailing and phoning clients directly, etc."
Second year trainee, London
"I have regular client interaction and feel heavily involved throughout a matter and not a sideline assistant. Client contact is encouraged early on."
Second year trainee, London
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