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Why your firm?

2016

"The friendly and open-minded nature of employees I had met, the type of work and the salary."
Second year trainee, London
"I did a vacation scheme at Hogan Lovells, which gave me a good appreciation for what the firm was like on a day-to-day basis."
First year trainee, London
"Graduate recruitment event that I attended, followed by the vacation scheme that I undertook."
Second year trainee, London
"Friendly culture but a big name, and good quality work."
Second year trainee, London
"The culture I witnessed on my vacation scheme and the quality of the firm, which is comparable to magic circle firms (where I also did vac schemes)."
First year trainee, London
"The wide range of areas the firm practises in, giving wide flexibility in the training offered. Meeting people on an open day who were friendly and interesting."
First year trainee, London
"Good reputation for being a competitive firm, but also very friendly and not as cut-throat as magic circle firms."
First year trainee, London
"The diverse range of practice areas in which the firm excels, the international opportunities that the firm provides, the exceptional work that the firm attracts and the driven, an the ambitious strategy of the firm."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"I applied to Hogan Lovells because it had a good reputation and offered interesting work."
First year trainee, London
"Hogan Lovells is a highly regarded firm with a good reputation in terms of culture too."
Second year trainee, London
"I picked Hogan Lovells because it offers a genuine alternative to the Magic Circle firms while still doing Magic Circle work."
First year trainee, London
"I chose Hogan Lovells because it's a very big firm with good work and a strong international presence/reputation. I have also met many welcoming people since starting here."
First year trainee, London
"I applied here because this was the only big firm where I felt I'd be valued rather than taken for granted."
First year trainee, London
"I chose Hogan Lovells because I liked the assessment day and interview - it felt fair and like they really wanted to know me as a person. Throughout the process, HR also were great and very helpful."
Second year trainee, London
"I was encouraged to apply by the approachability of the trainees and other members of the firm that I had met during the milk-round process and the reputation from other external sources."
First year trainee, London

2014

"The culture and the atmosphere amongst colleagues encouraged me to apply here. You will get high-quality work and clients at all the top City law firms; the important distinction is whether the culture suits you and is one you want to work in long term. It was also clear that Hogan Lovells took diversity seriously and was very present in the LGBT space, which was important to me."
Second year trainee, London
"I wanted to work in a market leading international firm. I looked at the top ten or so firms for this. I then met people from all of those firms (through the law society at my university). Did vacation schemes. Based on all of my experience, Hogan Lovells was a place where I saw myself "fit" and actually enjoying working. I have friends at each of the MC firms, at American Firms and Silver Circle firms and I wouldn't change to work at any of them."
Second year trainee, Dubai
"I wanted a relatively large and well respected law firm so I could get the best training contract possible. However, I was put off by a couple of the Magic Circle firms as I have heard that the culture is not great. HL seemed to have a good mix of interesting work and a good culture."
Second year trainee, London
"I chose Hogan Lovells because of its position in the market and its reputation as a solid player in the City which is winning business from other firms rather than losing it to other firms."
Second year trainee, London
"I chose my firm based on its reputation as a positive place to work and for having a broad practice and the fact that it is the best in its field in certain areas, and very good in most others."
Second year trainee, London

2013

"Great calibre of clients, work and training amongst approachable staff and a welcoming environment."
First year trainee, London
"I really enjoyed the assessment day and found it all a stress-free experience. The pay is competitive, the work compares well to work in other similar firms and the culture seemed more open and friendly than other firms. The location in London was good and there seemed to be plenty of opportunities to broaden your experience with a wide range of seats on offer as well as plentiful secondment opportunities."
Second year trainee, Paris
"The people I met prior to joining Hogan Lovells convinced me that I would enjoy coming into work every day."
First year trainee, London
"I did a vacation scheme here and really enjoyed the people I met and the work I was involved in. The atmosphere was collaborative and I felt welcome even as a vacation schemer."
First year trainee, London
"International clients and work, reputation, ethos."
First year trainee, London
"A combination of the breadth of practice areas, the individuals I met at interview, the global focus of the work and its reputation."
Second year trainee, London
"The approachable culture I experienced on the assessment day and the genuine commitment to pro bono work."
Second year trainee, London
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