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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2016)
"Hard-working, with high expectations."
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.
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
 
 

What insiders say about...

"The interview consists of a personal interview and a commercial awareness interview...."

"The firm has good socialising in a relaxed culture, and there is easy interaction..."

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

"When you join the firm you are given an associate mentor and a monthly budget. While..."

"The offices are nice, airy and modern, and have great views. The dress code is not..."

"Long hours. Some associates take their work home in the evening."

"You're paid for the top of the market and you earn it."

"Monthly free staff breakfast and lunches. Nothing like free food!"

"Why Latham? Why commercial law? What three words would you use to describe what makes..."

"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..."

"It varies massively by department. In smaller departments (tax, litigation, technology)..."

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

"Pay on qualification; great quality of work; very friendly atmosphere (regardless..."

"The hours are often unpredictable."

"The culture, international work (we work across offices on almost all matters) and..."

"Retention rates are very high as they aim to keep everyone."

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

"Friendly, open, supportive."

"More training sessions."

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