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7.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2015)
"KWM is confident, cool and ambitious."
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...

"Candidates need to understand two main USP's on our firm. They need to know what..."

"Generally the firm operates on the work hard play hard philosophy. The firm encourages..."

"We had a three week trainee induction programme and an on-going litigation trainee..."

"Mentoring can sometimes be a bit hit and miss, but it is easy enough to hunt out..."

"KWM has nice offices and a great roof terrace. The dress code is business wear, but..."

"Although there is not much flexibility or visibility, generally, my hours have been..."

"I think that the firm should give bonuses for trainees as I feel that saying that..."

"Free lunch is available, as is dinner (if you stay after 8:00pm). Corporate rates..."

"You have one interview with the graduate recruitment and an associate, then quite..."

"I was asked why I chose history as a degree, and why I hadn't applied to Magic Circle..."

"At King & Wood Mallesons there is a constant effort to further boost recycling and..."

"I think the firm is committed to diversity. There is an LGBT group and lots of female..."

"There is a good level of responsibility at the firm, working on several matters at..."

"There are access schemes, specific pro bono client work, and reading schemes."

"The people, sociability and approachability of the firm."

"There is a 'face-time' culture, when it may not be necessary to work long hours."

"The firm's potential for growth and rigorous training were both factors in my ap..."

"Retention rates seem to align with the industry average over the years."

"The first trainee of the firm back in the 1980s is STILL here. He's now a partner..."

"Ambitious, forward thinking and not afraid to push people forward who demonstrate..."

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

"There could have been slightly more social events during the induction period, and..."