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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2016)
"Hard-working and friendly."
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...

"Research, and really think about why you want to apply to, Latham specifically. Show..."

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

"While I think that there could be improvements and additions to formal legal training,..."

"Each trainee is allocated an associate mentor when they begin at the firm and there..."

"Good office space. There is a good cafeteria. The dress code is business attire...."

"There is flexibility to work remotely as everyone is given laptops, though remote..."

"Pay is top market."

"Monthly cake day, monthly free lunch day, monthly free breakfast day. Every year..."

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

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

"The firm is very open and has a good mix of individuals. The diversity committee..."

"Work quality can greatly vary from mundane proofing tasks to detailed research and..."

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

"Most people are very supportive and friendly. The other trainees are also a great..."

"Unsociable hours, sometimes unclear instructions."

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

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

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

"Friendly, motivated, hard-working."

"More training sessions."

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