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Formal Training

7.4 / 10

(based on 14 ratings in 2018)

2018

"Every time you change seat you receive comprehensive training from associates. They teach you the necessary legal details as well as offering tips and tricks on how to succeed in the seat and how to get involved with specific types of work."
First year trainee, City of London
"There are often training sessions organised and these have been both external and internal. These have focused on skills such as research, legal writing and communication."
Second year trainee, London
"The seat rotation training is very useful and gives a good grounding in department-specific knowledge as well as general commercial training such as finance and insolvency. There are skills-based training sessions too for general professional advice, networking and writing skills. Finally, we have optional firm-wide training sessions (often with guest speakers) and department-led sessions."
First year trainee, London
"As well as firm-run sessions, we are part of a group of law firms that rotate in providing talks and training sessions on a number of different topics (mostly sector-specific) that you can sign up to attend."
First year trainee, London
"On the whole, supervisors and associates are keen to train people up so that they can then give them more responsibility. Client contact varies significantly according to which department you are sat in, although it is always good to have as much as possible. There is regular training for trainees throughout the year and departments provide training at the start of each seat."
First year trainee, London

2017

"I have found the level of one-on-one training from supervisors to be very good. They take a real interest in helping you learn. There are a number of useful training sessions that you can sign up for and continue through each seat rotation."
First year trainee, London
"I've had training in communication, tact and management of others."
Second year trainee, London
"Various forms of training are available, from technical legal points to how to hold yourself during a presentation. Most are optional so there is no pressure to attend."
First year trainee, London
"Trainee training is average but associate training is frequent and varied."
First year trainee, London
"There's some departmental training that's more organised in some departments than others and some useful training on other skills eg presentation and persuasive writing."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm runs a number of training programmes. Sometimes these are internal and sometimes they are given by external speakers and experts. I've learned a number of skills including public speaking, writing effectively and more nuanced points of law relevant to the seat I was in at the time."
First year trainee, London
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