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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Cooley (UK) LLP

7.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2016)
"Highly motivated, intelligent and hard-working lawyers. We think practically but also make it personable."
Pros: 
  • The office has a friendly atmosphere that encourages trainee development.
  • As there is a small intake, trainees are able to take on high levels of responsibility early on.
  • The firm has a good reputation in the industry.
Cons: 
  • There is little transparency about what jobs are available on qualification.
  • Formal training has been seen as disorganised in the first year.
  • There could be more secondment opportunities for trainees.
Culture
7.3 / 10
 
Formal Training
5.2 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
6.7 / 10
 
Hours
6.4 / 10
 
Salary
9.4 / 10
 
 
Diversity
5.3 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.2 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Solicitors need to be practical and solution orientated. These are the skills you..."

"The firm does not have an after-hours culture, so although hard work is definitely..."

"The firm puts on a good amount of lunchtime legal seminars for trainees, and also..."

"Excellent all round. I've had so much support from partners and associates of all..."

"The office has an open feel with glass doors on all offices and has a great location..."

"I get in about 9:15am-9:30pm and I am very rarely out the door later than 7:00pm...."

"Not only is the firm friendly and without a negative after-hours culture, but the..."

"Client-entertaining box at the O2, cake trolley Thursdays, Friday afternoon ice creams..."

"In my interview I was asked questions on why I wanted to pursue a career in law and..."

"Green initiatives at the firm include the use of recycling bins, electronic filing,..."

"The legacy firm only had one female partner but Cooley has already hired 3 more female..."

"In general, most trainees get to work on reasonably high-level work alongside a partner..."

"There's a weekly email with pro bono cases that the firm can bid on. However, it..."

"My intake and, more generally, the people at the firm are great. They are personable..."

"Because of the small intake and the large amount of (interesting) work, it is possible..."

"The small intake of trainees and strength in intellectual property work and likelihood..."

"Although Cooley seems to try to keep as many trainees as possible, retention is very..."

"On a Thursday afternoon we have a visitor to our desk which is the cake trolley."

"Innovative and dynamic."

"Better secondment opportunities would be great."

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