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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)
"Innovative and dynamic."
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...

"Focus on the skills you have developed and how they will contribute to you being..."

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

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

"We are allocated a trainee buddy when we are a first year trainee. We are also allocated..."

"The office is bright, and fee earners sit in glass offices which face the outside..."

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

"City solicitor salaries are somewhat out of control. However, I'm in no way complaining..."

"The firm shares a box at the O2 so tickets are occasionally available. It's normally..."

"How many cars are there in the UK?"

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

"I think our firm is really at the forefront of diversity initiatives both in the..."

"I think that trainees take a hands-on role at Cooley, and very much considered part..."

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

"High levels of responsibility and very interesting work."

"A lack of visibility with seat rotation."

"A human size with a small intake but a firm that has big clients nonetheless. The..."

"Four out of six trainees this year were retained, which was disappointing as trainees..."

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

"Smart, techy, innovative."

"Be more flexible about working from home."

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