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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."
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 a lot of cooperation between departments and junior members are encouraged..."

"We attend numerous internal lunch time seminars with associates and partners and..."

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

"We are based very close to Liverpool Street Station, which is really convenient...."

"They don't make us stay for the sake of being seen but there is not much flexibility..."

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

"Perks include free taxis for late working; discounted gym membership or contribution..."

"Tell us about a significant challenge you faced and how you overcame it. Tell us..."

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

"The firm is making efforts and it is high on the priority list but I don't think..."

"Having compared it to other firms' trainees, I believe I have more responsibilities..."

"Cooley has an active pro-bono committee and is involved with several schemes. These..."

"There is a small intake of trainees at Cooley and we are given real responsibili..."

"In-house training isn't as structured or comprehensive as I would like. Obviously..."

"Its reputation. The quality of work. Its internationalism."

"Retention is good but not everyone will get the department they want."

"Every staff member gets a 'One Year at Cooley' travel mug delivered to their desk..."

"Innovative and dynamic."

"Be more flexible about working from home."

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