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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...

"I would advise participating in the vacation scheme as best chance of obtaining a..."

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

"Training sessions are held almost daily in all different areas of law, and I can..."

"My experience of the mentoring in Latham has been fantastic. I have a mentor who..."

"The office and facilities are very good. The dress code is business casual."

"Although the working hours can be long at times, I do not think that there is a 'face-time'..."

"Pay is excellent, particularly when qualified."

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

"Why Latham? Why commercial law? Why London? What makes Latham different to other..."

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

"I think that diversity is really important to Latham & Watkins, and there are numerous..."

"Trainees are always encouraged to liaise with clients directly from the beginning..."

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

"Positive aspects include the international scope of the firm, and the chance to do..."

"The hours are often unpredictable."

"Very strong reputation. Smaller trainee intake but high quality of work."

"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, open, supportive."

"Improve the training at the start of each seat."

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