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2017

"The firm's expansion plans and progress in recent years as well as the range of work and location."
First year trainee, Manchester
"I met graduate recruitment and some of the trainees at an open day and they all seemed to be very nice and friendly people."
First year trainee, London
"The contentious work focus of the firm."
First year trainee, London
"Its international trade practice and truly global reach."
First year trainee, London
"I applied when already working as a paralegal. Having been in the firm for 12 months when applying, I was aware that the Manchester office was relaxed with a good support network. In addition, several new teams had arrived meaning the training contract could be less insurance focused and I was keen to do a seat abroad."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"I was interested in shipping work but didn't want to commit too early by training at a niche firm."
Second year trainee, London
"I liked the variety of departments. I was interested in defendant clinical negligence work and the firm was growing internationally. The firm was one of the leading litigation firms in the UK."
Second year trainee, London
"All the firms I looked at did quality work but Clyde & Co stood out because the hours were good and the people seemed genuinely nice."
First year trainee, London
"I had heard great things about the firm. It's the top insurance firm and is really highly regarded."
First year trainee, London

2015

"I enjoyed meeting HR/trainees at a law fair that I attended: it was the perfect introduction to the company."
First year trainee, London
"The reputation of the firm was attractive to me, and I had previously para-legalled in the firm , so I wanted to return."
First year trainee, London
"Industry-specific sector expertise at the firm drew me towards the firm."
First year trainee, London
"The firm is a leader in international trade and marine/shipping, and I have a strong interest in these subject matters."
Second year trainee, London
"International exposure and different (and interesting) practice areas encouraged me to choose Clyde & Co."
Second year trainee, London
"I worked in a company that was a big client for the firm, and I was very impressed with the quality of work produced by lawyers from Clyde & Co."
First year trainee, London
"My interest in marine law led me to Clyde & Co in particular, as they are a big player in that legal field."
First year trainee, London
"The firm's prominence in the market, alongside their ambitious nature and the working culture of the firm made working there appealing to me."
First year trainee, London
"Clyde & Co has expertise in key sectors of interest to me, and are forward thinking in nature. They are a growing firm, and are expanding internationally, so this gave me the opportunity to undertake a six month seat abroad."
First year trainee, London

2014

"I chose Clyde and Co because of its insurance expertise and the relaxed atmosphere I experienced on my first visits to the firm."
First year trainee, London
"Clyde and Co offers international opportunities plus a good work/life balance."
Second year trainee, London
"The two week vacation scheme experience"
Second year trainee, London
"I chose my firm, based on their big presence in the practice areas which I found most interesting - insurance and shipping."
First year trainee, London
"It is an ambitious and growing firm but with a genuine identity and strategy that means in an increasingly competitive legal market, I have an honest sense of what my firm offers in relation to competitors."
First year trainee, London
"I chose my firm for the combination of top quality City work in a firm with a more realistic attitude to work-life balance and a sociable and friendly culture"
Second year trainee, London

2013

"The small firm feel for such big work."
1 yr PQE, London
"I chose BLG because I thoroughly enjoyed the vacation scheme - the ethos, the work - and Clyde & Co has not disappointed either."
First year trainee, London
"High quality work and good work/life balance."
First year trainee, London
"The culture above all. This is a firm that is very clearly going places but it refuses to adhere to the culture of other large City firms."
First year trainee, London
"The different type of work they do, the people who work here and their appreciation of a life outside the office."
First year trainee, London
"Litigation-focus and diverse practice areas with sector focuses making the fee earners experts in their fields."
First year trainee, London
"I wanted to go to a firm with a wide international presence and excellent quality work, that retains the culture of a smaller more personal firm and has a realistic attitude towards work/life balance."
First year trainee, London
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