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Satisfaction with Work

7.6 / 10

(based on 14 ratings in 2018)

2018

"Day to day, a trainee's role is quite varied and ranges from more administrative tasks to more substantive ones. The work depends on the seat you're in but, overall, work is interesting and challenging."
Second year trainee, London
"I've been given high-quality work relative to my experience level."
Second year trainee, London
"It can vary from seat to seat but trainees will generally be given significant responsibility for managing aspects of a matter (ie client contact), opportunities to draft documents, attend calls and meetings, and research particular issues."
First year trainee, London
"A lot of being a trainee is doing administrative work, which often isn't challenging. However, this is made up for by the fact that, when you are involved in something really interesting, it makes it even more rewarding and exciting."
First year trainee, London
"I perform client-facing tasks and complex drafting."
Second year trainee, London
"Trainees are given proper work and you don't feel that you're just doing admin tasks. Work is often doing the first drafts and subsequent amendments to documents and research tasks."
First year trainee, London

2017

"I've been given good responsibility in each department and there is a real emphasis on pro bono work at Dechert. This enables you to get good experience in a wide range of practice areas, from contract to employment and criminal law."
First year trainee, London
"No two days are the same. I am about to qualify and am working on a matter that is operating in multiple jurisdictions. This means that, in one day, I can be assisting with Russian asset freezing, investigating violations of Iranian sanctions law and looking into mutual legal assistance treaties."
Second year trainee, London
"As there is a small intake, the quality of work is very high. Most of the tasks you are given as a trainee are at the level of a junior associate."
First year trainee, London
"Depending on your supervisor, you are given a lot of high-quality work and sometimes have little help along the way. Certain supervisors can be very demanding but you're getting good experience out of it so it's worth it in the end."
First year trainee, London
"This depends on who your superiors are. There can be a lot of variety, responsibility and client contact but it can also be heavy on the admin and document review side."
Second year trainee, London
"My role varies day to day. There are sometimes more menial jobs to do such as filing and bundling but, more often, I have responsibility for areas of a transaction and for liaising with various parties and drafting documents."
First year trainee, London
"There can be interesting and substantive work depending on the department. Some departments will mostly give you mundane work and high-level admin."
Second year trainee, London
"I'm satisfied as I've had a lot of client contact and good-quality legal tasks."
First year trainee, Dechert LLP
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