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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...

"There's an assessment day. Read the news and be aware of current affairs. Research,..."

"Cooley is very non-hierarchical and you really feel like you could pop in and speak..."

"The firm is part of a wider group of law firms who put on educational seminars for..."

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

"It's a good location. Offices are nice. Facilities are, on the whole, good. However,..."

"Very flexible in terms of you organising your working day. But there are billable..."

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

"The Thursday cake trolley is a perk of the job."

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

"Trainees get a lot of responsibility at Cooley and are really relied upon. You cannot..."

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

"Benefits of working for Cooley include the fantastic client base and very friendly..."

"Lack of control over seat rotations."

"Small trainee intake, specialist practice areas, quality of work."

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

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

"Works hard, plays hard."

"Speak to trainees more and ask them about what they want to do and where they would..."

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