Get the inside buzz from graduates at Browne Jacobson

8.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2017)
"Friendly, hard-working, ambitious."
8.7 / 10
Formal Training
7.5 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.2 / 10
8.3 / 10
7.7 / 10
7.5 / 10
Pro Bono
7.0 / 10


  • Trainees are given a variety of high-profile work from a very early stage.
  • The open-plan office helps to ensure that people of all levels felt approachable.
  • Hours are seen as being less demanding and more flexible than at similar firms.
  • The retention rates have historically been very high.


  • Some feel that technical systems could be updated.
  • Recent growth in the firm has caused changes that some departments are catching up with.
  • There could be an increase in the amount of formal training.
  • Overall salary is seen by some as below market rate.

What insiders say about...

"Understand what is important to the firm ie sectors and growth."

"It's very non-hierarchical with an open-plan office making it easy to seek advice..."

"There's a wide variety of training programmes available, both externally and in-house,..."

"I have been lucky in having good supervisors, from whom I have learned a great deal..."

"The cafe in the office is a great asset and the dress code is more relaxed than expected...."

"Generally, the hours are incredibly reasonable and far better than any firm in London...."

"The pay is competitive, although I understand that some of the bigger firms pay more..."

"You get a seat allowance if you do a seat in an office that is not your 'home office'..."

"What can't you do? What other firms do you see as our competition? Tell me about..."

"We have lots of initiatives to reduce the firm's carbon footprint and to look after..."

"The London office is predominantly made up of male fee earners. We also have very..."

"I was given responsibility from day one. One of the first pieces of work that I was..."

"Perhaps the firm could be involved in more schemes but there are some available if..."

"The people. My colleagues are all excellent – they're great lawyers, great teachers..."

"Having to travel all the way to Nottingham for trainee socials."

"I had worked as a paralegal in the firm and liked what I saw. There are partners..."

"There will be roles available, but certain areas may be competitive."

"One of the parking spaces outside the Nottingham office was (or maybe still is) a..."

"Friendly, hard-working, ambitious."

"Further emphasis on formal training as opposed to on-the-job or ad hoc learning."

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