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

"Prepare for interview by reading the financial press and having a basic understanding..."

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

"The formal training consists of lectures with PowerPoint and sandwich lunches, where..."

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

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

"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..."

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

"Committees are set up for minorities, as well as extensive work/life and health initiatives...."

"I have a good level of client interaction and I take the lead on various work streams..."

"I have worked on pro bono projects relating to incorporation of charities, legal..."

"Access to top deals, global clients and being trusted with a lot of responsibility..."

"Unpredictability and the fact that you're effectively on call 24/7."

"I was attracted by the friendly atmosphere, small intake numbers and the firm's worldwide..."

"Very good. Everyone who wanted a place has received one in the time I've been at..."

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

"Friendly, motivated, hard-working."

"More transparency on seat choices."

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