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"I'd already paralegalled at the firm and decided I didn't want to leave."
First year trainee, Nottingham
"Everyone described it as friendly with an open-door policy. Having worked at the firm before applying for a second time, this had been cemented in my mind. I wanted to apply a second time because people had genuinely taken the time to get to know me and help me to develop my skills."
First year trainee, Manchester
"I was a paralegal at Browne Jacobson prior to commencing my training contract so I gained a great insight into what it was like to work here. The firm offers the types of work I want to experience and has some really outstanding clients to work with. The development and support was especially encouraging and I knew I would receive the same on my training contract. The atmosphere is friendly and everyone is approachable, which is key when being a trainee."
First year trainee, Nottingham
"It had a strong reputation as a growing law firm that was large but has a good culture akin to that of a smaller firm."
First year trainee, Nottingham
"After approaching them at a legal careers fair, I really liked the culture of the firm. I wanted to work somewhere with good regional locations so I could be flexible in my future career. For the department I was interested in (health), Browne Jacobson had really high-quality clients and a strong reputation."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"I attended a presentation at university on health and litigation that was given by a couple of partners at Browne Jacobson. I did some additional research into the firm and was interested in the wide range of clients, both public and private sector, that the firm has."
Second year trainee, Nottingham


"The culture and work/life balance."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"The culture of the firm and the approachability of people I met at a law fair."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"It's the biggest in the area, with a great reputation for atmosphere and work/life balance."
Second year trainee, London
"I went to university in Nottingham and really enjoyed it. I wanted to stay in the area and Browne Jacobson is probably the biggest firm in Nottingham. Also, the range of practice areas on offer that you can do seats in is incredibly broad. Furthermore, I knew they had a reputation for being a friendly firm and this really attracted me."
First year trainee, Nottingham
"I had worked as a paralegal in the firm and liked what I saw. There are partners who put time into you and genuinely want to see you do well."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"It had a reputation as a national law firm with an emphasis on regional offices. I felt as though the firm's ambition and drive were suited to my character and that the culture of the firm aligned with my personality and strengths."
First year trainee, Nottingham
"I joined the firm at the end of 2014 as a paralegal. I quickly realised that my personality was a good fit and I just really enjoyed working here. My supervisors and colleagues really encouraged me to apply for the training contract and, although I was a bit hesitant at first, I applied anyway as I loved the firm."
First year trainee, London
"It had a good reputation with a variety of practice areas."
First year trainee, Nottingham
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