Perks

2018

"The New Lawyers Academy for new joiners involves a trip to the USA to hear about the history and culture of the firm and mingle with other new joiners across the offices worldwide. There are opportunities to go on department- or qualification-specific retreats later in your career (also in the USA)."
First year trainee, London
"There are lots of flexible budgets allocated to books, mentoring, the 'buddy' system and business development. You are encouraged to use the business development budget as a trainee and to take out friends who work in relevant industries such as law, finance and tech etc."
First year trainee, London
"There's a new joiner retreat in the US as well as multiple budgets for socialising with colleagues, peers and clients."
Second year trainee, London

2016

"We have a buddy budget, which is quite large and allows us to go out for a series of nice lunches or dinners to integrate new joiners to the firm. We also have a book budget of $600 and all associates and trainees get a client development budget and a trainee budget of $1,000 per year. In addition to this, associates are invited to retreats in the US, which are great fun."
London
"We get free dinners when we work late and free taxis home. We have a buddy system where a budget is allocated to new joiners to be used on drinks, restaurants and events etc. We also have a marketing budget, a book budget and a training budget for things like attending conferences. We also have other advantages in relation to our pension and benefits like BUPA."
London
"Partners are generous at closing celebrations. Most associates get their own offices. There's also a generous client development budget that trainees are expected to spend (and no stringent rules on who counts as a client)."
Second year trainee, London
"A $1,000 marketing budget that allows us to start building up potential client contacts from an early stage in our careers. It also shows recognition from the firm that we can provide as much value to the firm as an associate can."
First year trainee, London
"Retreats in the US! Buddy and mentoring programmes."
London
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