Get the inside buzz from graduates at Hogan Lovells

8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2016)
"International, high profile, good quality."
9.0 / 10
Formal Training
8.1 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.9 / 10
7.5 / 10
8.0 / 10
8.2 / 10
Pro Bono
9.4 / 10


  • Salary for trainees is comparable to magic circle firms.
  • A broad range of practise areas allows for interesting and unusual work.
  • The atmosphere at the firm is open and welcoming.


  • Trainees are not eligible for bonuses.
  • It is mandatory for trainees to sit in certain seats, even if it is not somewhere they hope to qualify into.
  • It can be difficult to stand out in such a large firm.

What insiders say about...

"There is a Watson-Glaser test and a logical reasoning test. Candidates should practice..."

"The firm is sociable and warm with a good element of teamwork. Some teams work together..."

"Training is all done in-house with carefully selected trainers. We get both non-legal..."

"The informal training and feedback you get is very dependent on the team, however,..."

"The offices are bright and nice. They feel fresh and renovated. The Chancery Lane..."

"The amount of hours you work can be subject to a large amount of variation. Some..."

"At trainee level the pay is comparable to magic circle firms and is very good. We..."

"We have a very good on-site gym complete with exercise classes."

"The process involved an online critical thinking test, followed by an assessment..."

"I was asked: Why did you study law? Why did you apply for the training contract?..."

"We have light sensors so the lights in the office go off if they're not in use. Paper..."

"There is a very strong initiative in the firm to promote women, including a series..."

"In most seats I have had significant responsibilities and by my third and fourth..."

"I have worked on domestic violence cases (arguing in court as friend of court for..."

"The sense of community and collegiality. Challenged to take on responsibility from..."

"The lack of trainee bonuses is a bit disheartening."

"The diverse range of practice areas in which the firm excels, the international opportunities..."

"Variable, as with other City firms currently. Believe that if you are a good trainee..."

"Apparently the water feature in the entrance hall is the tallest in Europe."

"Varied, exciting, supportive."

"Work experience programmes for disadvantaged people/those who will be first in their..."

"The firm is very supportive and I have had a very good experience with supervisors..."

"The training contract could be improved by making sure trainees have at least one..."

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