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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2016)
"Ambitious, successful, well rounded."
Culture
9.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
6.0 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.7 / 10
 
Hours
6.0 / 10
 
Salary
9.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
9.1 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.8 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • The firm has a very positive culture with regular social interaction between trainees.
  • Remuneration is top of the market at trainee level and continues to improve following qualification.
  • The wide international scope of the firm means that there are opportunities for secondments overseas.
  • Supervisors and mentors are always on hand to help their assigned trainees.

Cons

  • Hours can sometimes be unpredictable making it hard to make plans after work.
  • The seat allocation process could be more transparent and flexible.
  • The way the firm structures its formal legal training leaves some room for improvement.
  • Occasionally, last-minute weekend work can be required at trainee level.

What insiders say about...

"An assessment day for vacation schemers and interviews for training contract on vacation..."

"It does vary across teams, but overall the hierarchy is flat, and people will invite..."

"Good training. Great supervisors. Plenty of non-legal skills from pro bono, committee..."

"From my experience, solicitors and partners are very good at giving honest and constructive..."

"The offices are quite nice and are in a great location. I think that the dress code..."

"There is flexibility to work remotely as everyone is given laptops, though remote..."

"Unfortunately no trainee bonus. But new qualifier salaries in London are top of the..."

"Free breakfast and free lunch once a month. Cake once a month. Taxis and meals if..."

"Why law? Why Latham? Where would you invest money?"

"In terms of reducing the firm's carbon footprint, there are recycling bins provided..."

"While the number of female partners in the London office could be improved; the firm..."

"I email clients and opposing counsel every day, but I have yet to receive an email..."

"The firm undertake a variety of pro bono initiatives: combating slavery, enabling..."

"The responsibility you are given here is great, accompanied by an excellent salary,..."

"Unsociable hours, sometimes unclear instructions."

"Friendly and supportive culture, combined with a dogged hard-working and ambitious..."

"The firm tries its utmost to ensure every trainee is retained if they want to be..."

"There is an ipad-controlled coffee machine in the canteen."

"Dynamic, fast paced, top-notch."

"Introduce some more formal training."

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