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2015

"The intellectual challenge that the firm provides is great."
Second year trainee, London
"Expertise in undertaking a breadth of work combined with international and complex deals are real benefits."
First year trainee, London
"The quality of work and responsibility here are real benefits."
Second year trainee, London
"At the firm I undertake interesting work with driven people."
First year trainee, London
"I have had excellent supervisors at work."
First year trainee, London
"The flexibility of the training contract and the people. The trainees all get on incredibly well and associates often go out of their way to assist your development and give you interesting tasks."
First year trainee, London
"The clients, the work and the people are all pluses."
Second year trainee, London
"The opportunity to try a broad range of seats with interesting and challenging work in a good working environment is definitely a plus."
First year trainee, London
"The people are great, and you get a lot of opportunities and support throughout the firm."
First year trainee, London

2014

"Incomparable exposure to high profile work. Small teams meaning hands on experience despite the size of the firm."
Second year trainee, London
"International secondments for travel and adventure. Three-month seats mean lots of flexibility during the training contract."
Second year trainee, London
"The work is of an excellent quality. The matters are rarely, if ever, 'run of the mill'."
Second year trainee, London
"Prestige, quality of work, future opportunities."
Second year trainee, London
"Good training, friendly people, good salary."
First year trainee, London
"The people and social aspects of the firm are both top notch."
Second year trainee, London
"Working on the best deals in the city."
First year trainee, London
"Collegial atmosphere, working with some of the smartest in the field."
Second year trainee, London / Singapore
"The quality of the work, my colleagues, and the other benefits (e.g. free gym)."
First year trainee, London
"The working atmosphere is fantastic and everyone is very friendly. The mini-seat format allows you to see a wide range of practice areas and get exposure to the breadth of work and clients."
First year trainee, London
"Opportunity to work on complex, high-profile deals."
First year trainee, London

2013

"The quality of work, flexibility of the seat moves and the clients you get to work with."
Second year trainee, London
"Great deals, good training and supervision, other trainees are nice, good level of client contact."
First year trainee, London
"High quality work, senior people are generally very friendly and approachable."
First year trainee, London
"The emphasis on teamwork, the friendly environment and the quality of the work."
First year trainee, London
"Big name clients."
First year trainee, London
"We are exposed to an excellent range of work with excellent client contact and the opportunity to take as much responsibility as you are comfortable with. The people in the office are also excellent, it is a great place to work."
First year trainee, London
"Huge, household-name clients; interesting, ground-breaking work; good gym."
Second year trainee, London
"The people are great, (friendly and keen to get you involved), and give you lots of credit for any contribution - however small."
First year trainee, London
"The work is top of the range and we have some great opportunities to work closely with high profile clients. Freshfields also has a great atmosphere - everyone is really friendly and happy to explain things to you."
Newly qualified solicitor, London
"Really great trainees and some associates who are both incredibly bright and inspirational role models (but will still admit to watching Channel 4). Loads of opportunities to get involved in firm sports."
First year trainee, London
"The people! When starting my training contract, despite having done a placement with Freshfields, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect and I have been really pleasantly surprised. The strong team ethos has really helped me enjoy my time here, especially when the intensity of work has been at its highest."
First year trainee, London
"Quality of work and training are both great. The people are also great."
Second year trainee, London
Our 'Inside Buzz' reviews are the comments and views of recent graduate recruits, giving you a view of what it may be like to work for an organisation. Copyright of all TARGETjobs Inside Buzz material lies solely with GTI Media.
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