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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)
"Works hard, plays hard."
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.

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"I found the mobile phone allowance to be a perk of working for Cooley."

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"Cooley has various diversity initiatives, such as the diversity committee and women's..."

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"High levels of responsibility and very interesting work."

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

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

"The London launch party was the best party ever held. Ever."

"High quality, accessible and always commercial."

"Be more flexible about working from home."

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