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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2016)
"Committed, forward thinking and supportive."
Pros: 
  • 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.
Cons: 
  • 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.
Culture
9.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.1 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.9 / 10
 
Hours
7.5 / 10
 
Salary
8.0 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.2 / 10
 
Pro Bono
9.4 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"You should have an open mind about the type of work you want to do as a lawyer as..."

"The firm's culture seems to vary between teams but I have found that lawyers are..."

"We have regular internal training as well as an intensive two week course at the..."

"Feedback I have received so far has been very thorough and helpful. If you want to..."

"Lovely offices, great location. Smart casual dress code. The best cookies in the..."

"In my current seat I work a reasonably regular 9.00 am – 7.00 pm. In my first seat..."

"Trainee pay is keeping pace with other silver circle and magic circle firms, but..."

"Subsidised staff restaurant, free gym, taxis home when working late, good pensio..."

"I attended a vacation placement, for which I had to pass a test and sit several interviews...."

"My interview was genuinely a two way conversation so I could find out more about..."

"Recycling is available on every floor, everyone is given a cup to reduce bottles..."

"The majority of people here seem to be from a white middle-class background. In my..."

"As a real estate trainee, I have been given my own matters to manage from day one...."

"The firm is something of a pioneer in City firm pro bono work, and the scale and..."

"Very collegiate and collaborative atmosphere. People are friendly and there is generally..."

"The hours are occasionally very long and unpredictable - but I supposed you should..."

"I picked Hogan Lovells because it offers a genuine alternative to the Magic Circle..."

"Generally good. I get the sense that many of the teams are hiring new qualifiers..."

"Lord Nelson was believed to be a client of the firm (as it then was)."

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"The firm runs multiple events to introduce candidates of less privileged backgrounds..."

"I am in a relatively quiet department and am rarely rushed off my feet or working..."

"Go back to how the training contract used to be ie trainees have to do a litigation..."

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