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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, motivated, hard-working."
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...

"I would recommend reading into the firm and also reading about what is going on in..."

"People are friendly and approachable and there is an open-door policy. The dress..."

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

"Supervisors are available for questions and there is a real open-door policy. The..."

"Excellent location and good canteen."

"The working hours can be unpredictable at the firm, and there can be a need to work..."

"Pay is top market."

"Monthly tea. Fantastic pro bono."

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

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

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

"The level of client interaction can be low at the trainee level but trainees can..."

"As everyone is encouraged to get involved I can see that pro bono work is very important..."

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

"Occasional long hours (though by no means longer than any other firm in my experience)...."

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

"Retention rates at the firm, in my experience, are very high."

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

"Dynamic, fast paced, top-notch."

"Personally I think more flexibility and transparency regarding the seat allocation..."

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