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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)
"High quality, accessible and always commercial."
7.3 / 10
Formal Training
5.2 / 10
Offices & Dress
6.7 / 10
6.4 / 10
9.4 / 10
5.3 / 10
Pro Bono
7.2 / 10


  • 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.


  • 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.

What insiders say about...

"A single assessment day: group exercise in the morning then multiple interviews with..."

"There is always something going on or being planned to get everyone together across..."

"The lunchtime internal training programme for trainees wasn’t running when I started,..."

"I have found that fee earners always recognise my contribution, say thank you and..."

"The office is in a great location above Liverpool Street. The firm recently introduced..."

"The working hours at the firm are very reasonable. I get in by 9:30am and rarely..."

"Pay at Cooley is very competitive. Trainees are eligible for the bonus scheme."

"I'm quite health conscious, so having free fruit everywhere is a real bonus for me...."

"The usual questions: why law? Why this firm? I was asked about recent events as well...."

"There is a cycle to work initiative and part of the wellness programme would be 'green'..."

"The firm has been better at hiring in a number of women partners but male partners..."

"My first two seats have been very hands-on, and I have had a lot of responsibility...."

"We partner with Law Works and Trust Law on pro bono work and regularly provide advice..."

"High levels of responsibility and very interesting work."

"Limited secondment opportunities."

"I chose the firm because of the small trainee intake, which meant that I was given..."

"It has improved year on year recently which is positive for the firm."

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

"Smart, techy, innovative."

"Better communication regarding seat rotations and new qualifier roles."

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