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2018

"The friendly culture combined with the big-ticket clients and fascinating work in the IP sector."
First year trainee, London
"I attended a two-day workshop and immediately loved the atmosphere of the firm. I didn't want to go anywhere else!"
Second year trainee, London
"I knew that I was interested in an intellectual property firm so Bristows was a natural choice. It guaranteed a seat in IP litigation and also the chance to sit in other IP departments over my training contract, which is very unusual."
Second year trainee, London
"The IP practice areas as well as the focus on the life sciences and technology sectors. The clients and quality of work as well as the firm's size and culture were also big draws."
Second year trainee, London
"Meeting our graduate resourcing and alumni manager at a law fair, she was so friendly! I also read a lot about Bristows before applying and nobody seemed to have a bad thing to say."
First year trainee, London
"The reputation for high-quality work in the life sciences and technology, media and telecommunications sectors initially caught my attention. However, it was the friendliness and enthusiasm of the people I met during my workshop and interviews that convinced me to accept my offer."
Second year trainee, London

2017

"The exciting, cutting-edge work and the culture."
First year trainee, London
"The life sciences focus and the reputation as a friendly firm."
Second year trainee, London
"The reputation, people, types of work undertaken and sector focus."
Second year trainee, London
"I knew that I was interested in IP law and Bristows was one of the best firms to realise that dream. I had also heard great things about the culture of the place and, after going to the offices several times during the interview process, I came away believing it was true."
First year trainee, London
"The client base couldn't be better for the work I am interested in and it's not a firm focusing on IPOs and debt restructuring. There are lots of really interesting departments that I could see myself qualifying into."
Second year trainee, London
"It had a reputation as one of the best intellectual property firms in the City. It's a friendly firm with high-calibre clients and specialists in the life sciences sector."
First year trainee, London

2016

"The work/life balance and the sector focus on TMT and life sciences."
First year trainee, London
"The excellence in IP, the focus on the life sciences sector and the small size."
First year trainee, London
"The promise of high-quality work at an early stage, the chance to get involved and truly feel part of a departmental team, the size of the firm and, most importantly, the supportive environment."
First year trainee, London
"On the workshop, which is what we have instead of a vacation scheme, we did a speed networking event with people across the firm – trainees, associates, partners, HR, marketing, facilities, IT etc. Everyone I talked to seemed genuinely friendly and several had been at Bristows for many years. I felt at the end of the workshop that it wasn't only a law firm that excelled, had great clients and a fantastic reputation, but it was also somewhere that I wanted to work and wanted to stay."
Second year trainee, London
"Its strength in all matters IP, its friendliness and a workshop (Bristows' version of a vacation scheme) at the firm."
First year trainee, London
"The hours, the reputation for friendliness, the quality of the work, the nice offices."
First year trainee, London
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