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2018

"We get lots of responsibility, feedback and opportunities to be involved with interesting matters. We establish relationships with all the fee earners in the department we are sitting in, and there is a lovely culture of collaboration and friendliness."
Second year trainee, London
"Working in smaller teams means you can contribute more meaningfully to projects and feel more valued as a trainee."
First year trainee, London
"It's not just admin. There's a lot of legal analysis and opinion work as well."
First year trainee, London
"The intake is small (only seven trainees per year) so we get to know each other really well and all the lawyers and support staff are super kind and friendly. The firm's atmosphere is great and we have lots of fun drinks and social events, both organised by the firm and informally."
First year trainee, London
"Everyone is very friendly and there doesn't seem to be a strict hierarchy so all the lawyers are approachable."
First year trainee, London
"The firm's culture. People are generally relaxed, friendly and fair."
Second year trainee, London/Brussels

2017

"There's cutting edge work for big-name clients. My intake and many of the juniors are very nice and sociable when time allows."
Second year trainee, London
"The salary is great (especially at the qualification level) and, despite having grown considerably over the course of my training contract, the London office still has a 'small office' feeling where it is easy to get to know everyone in the building. People are generally very friendly and approachable."
London
"Colleagues are friendly and approachable. The work is challenging and you get enough space to think about how you would approach any given situation or task. The network of overseas offices is very close and there are regular video-conference sessions with lawyers around the globe."
First year trainee, London
"We get an excellent quality of work and a high level of responsibility."
First year trainee, London
"There are decent hours as well as a friendly and collegiate environment."
First year trainee, London
"The standard of the work you are given is very high and interesting. There is a good mix between administrative tasks and more substantive research tasks. The people I am working with are also very helpful and supportive."
First year trainee, London

2015

"Great work and great mentorship here are real pluses."
First year trainee, London
"The quality of the work; people; client contact and variety of work are all pluses."
First year trainee, London
"There are a multitude of pluses: responsibility, interesting work and clients, the time that people take to explain and their patience with trainees, and the ownership of projects."
First year trainee, London
"Collegiality at the firm is a plus."
First year trainee, London
"While they are department dependent, the people and the level of the work are positives."
First year trainee, London
"Respectful and thoughtful colleagues are a plus."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"Quality of work; level of responsibility; the people."
First year trainee, London
"Cutting-edge work for prominent clients."
First year trainee, London
"Friendly people; high quality of work; client interaction."
First year trainee, London
"Opportunity to get involved with niche and interesting areas of practice. Excellent mentors."
First year trainee, London
"Smaller trainee intake means higher levels of responsibility. The international nature of the work (often working with teams from the US). High-profile clients. Working under senior lawyers who are leaders in their fields."
First year trainee, London
"Levels of responsibility given."
First year trainee, London
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