Formal Training

8.2 / 10

(based on 9 ratings in 2016)


"There's an excellent training programme where you are truly immersed in the work that the team is involved in. As you are working around several fee earners, you are given the opportunity to work on a variety of matters and pick up different styles and outlooks to further inform you. You are also given the opportunity to sign up for a lot of external and internal training sessions."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"The firm offers lunch-and-learn sessions where a partner from a specific team will come and speak to us about their area of law. The firm also makes external training sessions available. Time management was a particularly helpful one."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"The firm has a number of training days for trainees during the course of the training contract. Legal skills have largely been addressed by our professional skills course attendance but non-legal training sessions include: teamwork and collaboration, effective time management, delegation, and presentation skills. These have largely all been well received and have been beneficial to our professional development."
Second year trainee, Exeter
"Excellent on-the-job training but legal training, in the form of talks on developments in the law, could be improved. I've picked up an abundance of skills such as drafting, researching in the law, handling clients and managing expectations of members of the team."
First year trainee, Plymouth
"Very strong. There's internal and external training in each seat and at the start of the contract to introduce you to the firm."
First year trainee, Exeter
"We have many formal training days with experts in the fields coming in to hold interactive training with us. In addition, we 'refresh' our knowledge with online training and quizzes."
First year trainee, Taunton
"I have been given a lot of legal and non-legal training, including lunch-and-learns where we can discuss areas of the business with people that work in that area. This is particularly helpful when it comes to choosing seats."
First year trainee, Exeter
"The training is well organised and covers every aspect of working life at the firm. I have felt completely supported while settling in."
First year trainee, Exeter
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