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Satisfaction with Work

7.5 / 10

(based on 4 ratings in 2016)

2016

"I get a very high level of responsibility. We definitely get the opportunity to do good-quality and high-level work. However, you also have to do a lot of the low-level admin work as some departments do not have legal assistants."
First year trainee, London
"We get associate-level work. There's no such thing as a 'trainee task'."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"I've been given a reasonable level of client interaction, more so in busier transactional seats than in advisory departments. Work I've been given has at times been objectively at NQ level or higher - work is not delegated to trainees solely on the basis of hierarchy; if you are capable then you are given the opportunity."
Second year trainee, Hong Kong (seconded from London)
"I have been placed on active matters from day-one and given plenty of opportunities to correspond with clients and attend calls, etc. I often find myself working closely with partners and associates of all levels."
First year trainee, London
"I have just started my training contract, but have already seen a range of work and had contact with lawyers in the overseas office, if not client contact."
First year trainee, London
"I work for various associates and partners. Whilst there is a certain amount of more administrative work to be done, there are plenty of opportunities to push myself. I have a surprising amount of interaction with the clients and am happier for it."
Second year trainee, London
"Currently in the debt finance seat, my work has varied from corresponding with counter-parties to obtain documents to drafting board resolutions and conditions precedent. In week one I was sent to client offices to arrange document execution. Client interaction is at all levels in debt finance, which is a rare occurrence at such a junior level."
First year trainee, London
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