Get the inside buzz from graduates at Clifford Chance

8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 25 ratings in 2015)
"A fantastic place to start your legal career."
8.5 / 10
Formal Training
9.2 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.1 / 10
6.5 / 10
7.9 / 10
9.3 / 10
Pro Bono
9.1 / 10


  • Trainees are exposed to very high level deals and are able to learn a lot from them
  • A good level of responsibility is available for those who work hard
  • Salaries are generous as the firm strives to be the top paying Magic Circle firm
  • The firm has a well-structured training programme to help employees develop their skills


  • There can be some pressure to stay late and work longer hours
  • Seat allocation processes could be more transparent
  • Hours may be quite unpredictable at times
  • Supervision is sometimes lacking for those on overseas secondments

What insiders say about...

"People with a genuine interest in the business world and upcoming developments. You..."

"Not much hierarchy - Partners and Senior Associates are friendly and approachable,..."

"The firm does make an effort to provide comprehensive training. In terms of non-legal..."

"I have been in one department where people were not so good at giving feedback, but..."

"We have better offices and facilities than any other law firm, including gym and..."

"So far, I have had great supervisors who did not expect me to sit around if there..."

"As the most highly paid trainees in the UK, it's hard to complain, though many trainees..."

"Art club - tickets to exhibitions, private shows. Pension (which the firm contributes..."

"The process is very rigorous and comprised an online test and interviews but the..."

"I was asked news-related questions, and had to persuade my interviewers why I should..."

"There are lots of recycling bins."

"I'm heavily involved in the LGBT network at CC and they take it very seriously."

"There are many of opportunities to interact with clients, especially when joining..."

"I work with the Crisis and Peabody initiative, conducting mock interviews for adults..."

"Amazing people. Amazing office. Amazing opportunities."

"The office space is becoming more crowded as we grow."

"I wanted to undertake great work at a highly reputable firm with a team spirit."

"Historically, retention has been very strong. However, I feel that the numbers will..."

"We are the only London firm which regularly serve Smarties cookies as part of its..."

"A friendly, high-achieving and market-leading firm to work for."

"The firm has a variety of ways through which one can get to know it. There are open..."

"I think, as a trainee, the job is more pressured than stressful - deadlines are often..."

"More open about seat choices."

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