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7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 19 ratings in 2018)
"The firm is discrete, specialised and performing."
7.9 / 10
Formal Training
7.5 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.8 / 10
7.7 / 10
4.4 / 10
7.0 / 10
Pro Bono
7.7 / 10


  • Colleagues of all levels are friendly and helpful.
  • Maintaining a healthy work/life balance is encouraged and there is no culture of face-time.
  • Trainees are given good levels of responsibility and exposure to a wide range of work.
  • The firm offers benefits to make settling in easier before a trainees’ first pay cheque.


  • While working hours are still seen as being good, busy periods are becoming more common.
  • Retention rates are good, but there are limited spaces in the more popular departments.
  • The clarity around seat moves and retention could be improved.
  • Salaries are seen as being below those on offer at other firms.

What insiders say about...

"Know what the firm does in each practice area, know the clients and their industries,..."

"I'm currently in a very sociable team, they actually like each other and enjoy spending..."

"The training scheme is front loaded to the start of the training contract, so all..."

"The partners I have had have been great mentors, and the feedback programme is consistent..."

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"The expectation is that hours will be done to complete the work required. You do..."

"The salary is a fair reflection of the market and work/life balance."

"We get gym subsidies or a contribution towards the cost of a physical activity of..."

"Increasingly difficult as the firm grows and the application numbers increase. I..."

"Why do you want to be a solicitor at Clyde & Co? What did you work on during your..."

"Not hugely good. You're not really encouraged or discouraged from using paper."

"This equality information is requested during application process. Lots of women..."

"Great responsibility, good client contact and good quality of work. Varied litigation..."

"Pro bono opportunities are readily available but there is no active encouragement..."

"High levels of responsibility as well as really interesting work and subject matters...."

"The training contract salary was not what I wanted to be paid, and there was uncertainty..."

"Clyde and Co offers international opportunities plus a good work/life balance."

"The rates can be volatile depending on the departments that have available spots...."

"The firm is a leader in several specialised areas such as insurance, trade, shipping..."

"Friendly and realistic."

"The firm is very good at organising events for schools and universities where students..."

"The workload can get heavy at times but I would be concerned if the work was not..."

"Stop sending trainees to Guildford unless they want to go (particularly in their..."

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