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7.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2015)
"Ambitious, entrepeneurial, outgoing."
7.4 / 10
Formal Training
8.2 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.8 / 10
5.7 / 10
7.0 / 10
7.2 / 10
Pro Bono
5.8 / 10


  • Trainees are given a lot of responsibility meaning they learn a huge amount on the job
  • Salaries and perks (including free lunches) provided by the firm are very generous
  • The firm's London office is very high quality with great facilities and a convenient location
  • Lots of social events for trainees to get involved in


  • Trainees can end up working some pretty long hours
  • It is possible some people may feel a little unsupported at times
  • Some departments can have an element of "face-time"
  • The firms's high standards mean they can be quite demanding of trainees

What insiders say about...

"When you are applying, let your personality shine through, be enthusiastic and interested..."

"KWM has a relaxed, welcoming but professional environment. Friday drinks are a regular..."

"Training at KWM is excellent: it is well structured and covers everything you need..."

"The firm is always keen to help and most of the partners genuinely care. Plus, there..."

"The offices are great, we get free lunch every day in a great canteen and café;..."

"If you have transactions going through it will be long hours, if there is a lighter..."

"The firm's pay is good and I have recently been nicely bolstered. Salary is at the..."

"You get a day off if you are moving house. Taxis home if working late. Free lunch..."

"Most people are recruited through a vacation scheme. You have one fairly informal..."

"Interview questions asked included: Why law? Why this firm? Explain various things..."

"Recycling is evident everywhere in the firm."

"Although I think that the firm does struggle with retaining diversity further down..."

"We liaise directly with clients on a regular basis, and I feel that credit is given..."

"Pro bono included working at the Citizen's Advice Bureau with a supervising asso..."

"Great atmosphere, the people are nice and free lunch is a huge perk!"

"In my opinion, work is not always allocated evenly."

"The lack of hierarchy, the international reach, its dynamism, friendliness, the range..."

"Retention rates could be higher, but there are so many factors to take into account,..."

"The 'King & Wood' part of our KWM name was decided upon many moons ago by our partners..."

"Individual and international."

"The firm regularly holds introduction to the city events and careers events for students;..."

"I would like the mandatory second corporate seat to be removed."

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