Satisfaction with Work

8.5 / 10

(based on 10 ratings in 2016)


"The level of client interaction is dependent on which seat you are in. For instance, in banking and commercial litigation, I had client interaction on a day-to-day basis and attended numerous client meetings. Some of my fellow colleagues in different seats have not had as much client interaction."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"My role as trainee has varied depending on the nature and type of instruction. On high-value matters my role may be more likely to be supportive rather than contributory, but wherever possible I have been given the opportunity to actively participate and contribute to the matter in a role appropriate to my level of expertise. I have had a good level of client exposure through talking with them on the phone on a near daily basis. This has enabled me to further develop my interpersonal skills."
Second year trainee, Exeter
"I've had significant responsibility as a trainee. There's lots of client contact and you're given plenty of cases to run on your own with supervision. The on-the-job training is excellent as a result."
First year trainee, Plymouth
"I've had exposure to a high level of drafting and correspondence with multiple parties including court and experts. I've drafted letters to clients and have attended frequent meetings and mediations."
First year trainee, Exeter
"Each seat is different in terms of exposure but all seek to give good-quality workloads. In my current seat I am trusted to speak with clients and compile important, complex documents for key cases."
First year trainee, Taunton
"I have lots of daily client interaction and have been given my own files to run."
First year trainee, Exeter
"On only the second day of my seat I was given the chance to sit in on a conference call with clients as well as to undertake research tasks and costs reviews."
First year trainee, Exeter
"During my previous seat in commercial property, I was given high levels of client contact. I was the main point of contact for quite a few clients due to the fact that I had day-to-day responsibility over their file."
Second year trainee, Bristol
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