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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)
"Sociable, big-name clients, supportive atmosphere."
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 is an assessment day involving individual tests, a group exercise and a partner..."

"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..."

"The office is in a great location above Liverpool Street. The firm recently introduced..."

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

"Our base salary is one of the best in the market and the benefits are good too."

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

"I was asked about current events. I had a question about a situation where I had..."

"Although there is still lots to do in this area, we have recycling in all of the..."

"The firm has been better at hiring in a number of women partners but male partners..."

"My first two seats have been very hands-on, and I have had a lot of responsibility...."

"We assist students giving legal advice through QLegal (at Queen Mary University),..."

"Quite a laid back atmosphere. The majority of the people understand that you have..."

"Limited secondment opportunities."

"I researched the partners and the types of issues that they had been writing about..."

"There is little transparency as to what new qualifier jobs will be available."

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

"Tech savvy, cool, new kid on the block."

"More transparency from HR on seat rotations and qualification would be ideal."

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