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8.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2018)
"Dynamic, fast paced, top-notch."
Culture
9.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.3 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.6 / 10
 
Hours
6.4 / 10
 
Salary
8.6 / 10
 
 
Diversity
9.5 / 10
 
Pro Bono
9.7 / 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.
  • Supervisors and mentors are always on hand to help their assigned trainees.
  • The quality of work and responsibility given to trainees is very high.

Cons

  • Hours can sometimes be unpredictable and long, making it hard to make plans after work.
  • The process around secondments could be more transparent and flexible.
  • There can be a lot of expectation placed on trainees.
  • The formal legal training in smaller departments leaves some room for improvement.

What insiders say about...

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

"I like the fact we are a smaller intake of approximately 24 trainees. This means..."

"We have a good and well structured formal training programme, but the smaller/growing..."

"In terms of informal training, there is a mentoring programme, and trainees sit with..."

"The firm dress code is business casual, with dress-down Fridays. The London offices..."

"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 cake, breakfast and lunch once a month is a great perk at the firm."

"I was asked questions such as if you won a million pounds what would you invest it..."

"General awareness but we are a law firm so a lot of paper gets used."

"Diversity is absolutely something that Latham takes pride in and I think this was..."

"While typical trainee tasks can be mundane, placing them in the wider context of..."

"Pro bono counts towards your billable hours, which helps encourage participation...."

"The people and the culture at the firm are both real pluses."

"Long hours, weekend work (hard to plan weekends away), having to cancel plans due..."

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

"The historically strong retention rates and continued growth of the office indicates..."

"There are two women at the helm of the London office."

"An efficient machine with a heart."

"More transparency on seat choices."

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