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8.1 / 10

(based on 10 ratings in 2016)


"Normally 8.30 am – 7.30 pm, but can often leave much before that."
First year trainee, London
"It's been really busy for the last year or so, but still not in the same league as silver/magic circle. Pretty flexible; you can always go out to a doctor's appointment etc without worrying."
Second year trainee, London
"My hours are roughly 9.00 am – 7.00 pm. This is considered good in the legal profession."
First year trainee, London
"Generally the hours are good. There is no culture of staying late just because you need to be seen to be doing so. If you have work that needs to be done, you do it; if not it's absolutely fine to go home at a reasonable hour."
Second year trainee, London
"I start at 9.00 am and usually finish at 7.00 pm. I've only worked past 8.00 pm about half a dozen times in my first year. I've come in at the weekends for a couple of hours only twice (voluntarily). Firm can be flexible with hours, particularly for those with children. For example, I know that some senior female lawyers work a couple of days a week or work from home."
"Can vary from department to department, but mostly my experience has been positive."
First year trainee, London
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