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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Gowling WLG

9.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 16 ratings in 2017)
"Busy, inclusive, supportive and fun."
9.1 / 10
Formal Training
8.4 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.5 / 10
8.3 / 10
8.0 / 10
7.8 / 10
Pro Bono
8.4 / 10


  • Trainees are given a wide variety of work across departments.
  • There are many corporate social responsibility volunteering and mentoring opportunities.
  • Associates and supervisors offer a very good support network for feedback and training.
  • There is a very proactive approach to improving diversity.


  • Some feel that the Birmingham salary, while good, is considerably lower than at City firms.
  • In some departments, hours can be long and unpredictable.
  • Some would prefer more seats of a shorter length to increase variety.
  • There could be more information offered to help trainees choose their seats.

What insiders say about...

"Find out as much as you can about the firm (in particular the firm's values) and..."

"The culture is great and people seem to genuinely get on in both professional and..."

"When you join the firm you are given a comprehensive induction to introduce you to..."

"I have a great partner mentor. He attends all of my reviews and we catch up for lunch/coffee..."

"The location is ideal and offers pretty spectacular views of Tower Bridge, the Thames..."

"Dependent on teams, the firm is flexible on hours. Some teams are flexible with working..."

"The pay is about average for a firm of our size and is normally in proportion to..."


"Rather than rattling off a list of questions, the interviewer was interested in getting..."

"The firm is very committed to this area and regularly publishes initiatives. There..."

"The firm is committed to its diversity, but it takes time. As it stands, the teams..."

"Every day is different. I work on deals with colleagues from both the Birmingham..."

"The firm is very committed. We have sold The Big Issue and organised poppy sales,..."

"The firm invests heavily in trainees and is committed to providing additional training..."

"How busy you are can vary dramatically from week to week."

"I did some informal work experience at the firm and was impressed by the supportive..."

"The retention rates are great and those heading up teams constantly talk about the..."

"The cafeteria team make amazing cakes every day!"

"Friendly, knowledgeable and supportive."

"The option to complete the litigation course rather than do it as a seat."

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