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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)
"Tech savvy, cool, new kid on the block."
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 is extremely keen on social events and collaboration among teams and between..."

"There are a range of internal seminars throughout the training contract; on topics..."

"Informal training does vary across departments and fee-earners but on the whole it..."

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

"If you have work to do or a tight deadline you are expected to work as long as it..."

"The pay is good. Trainees are eligible for bonuses but I don’t think have received..."

"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..."

"Green initiatives at the firm include the use of recycling bins, electronic filing,..."

"The firm is quite proactive in its approach to diversity and has increased the number..."

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

"Fee earners are strongly encouraged to do pro bono work. There is a pro bono hourly..."

"I feel that I have a high amount of responsibility with direct partner supervision..."

"Lack of control over seat rotations."

"The small intake of trainees and strength in intellectual property work and likelihood..."

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

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

"Smart, techy, innovative."

"I think there should be scope for secondments to other Cooley offices."

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