Pluses

2017

"The responsibility, high-quality work, small teams and pay."
Second year trainee, London
"The people are largely 'normal' by lawyer standards. The salary, office and opportunities are really good too."
Second year trainee, London
"We have top-end clients, lots of responsibility and a small and friendly trainee intake. The people are great and everyone is really positive and supportive. Everyone gets involved when there is a social. The firm has a great atmosphere and I can't think of any firm I'd rather be at at the moment."
First year trainee, London
"The amount of responsibility I got from the earliest stages of my training contract."
First year trainee, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
"Getting good responsibility from the first day. There's excellent support, an incredibly friendly environment and unrivalled opportunities to excel."
First year trainee, London
"It's the best firm for class work and the potential for career progression is excellent as you can make partner in six years."
Other - NQ (end of qualification year), London

2016

"The quality of work and the great exposure."
First year trainee, London
"The salary and the nice offices."
First year trainee, London
"Top-quality work, clients, office and culture."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"Being given a lot of responsibility, secondment opportunities, working on high quality deals, trainees are considered an integral member of the team in terms of contribution to deal work. Trainee salary is market-leading, qualification rates are generally very good, and the qualification salary is high."
Second year trainee, Hong Kong (seconded from London)
"Quality of work; Level of responsibility; Great colleagues; Working with a top private equity focused firm; International work."
First year trainee, London
"Early responsibility. Private Equity focussed. Intelligent colleagues."
First year trainee, London
"Firm culture, friendly colleagues, professional but relaxed atmosphere, working in the Gherkin, high salary, firm reputation, yearly employee retreat."
First year trainee, London
"The level of independence given to trainees and the fact that we are treated like adults, with the opportunity to take on as much responsibility as we can handle."
Second year trainee, London
"Being set very interesting, high-value, cross-border work. Multi-faceted deals that help you understand Private Equity in greater detail as well as how the City works generally. Friendly and honest atmosphere."
First year trainee, London
"Access to 'real' work from day one, and being made to feel like an important and valued member of the team."
Second year trainee, London
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