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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2016)
"Best work in the City and the friendliest faces."
9.0 / 10
Formal Training
6.0 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.7 / 10
6.0 / 10
9.2 / 10
9.1 / 10
Pro Bono
8.8 / 10


  • 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.


  • 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...

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

"Friendly, open-door culture; always numerous after-work drinks being organised and..."

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

"Great offices and a relaxed dress code. No prevailing myth that you will do your..."

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

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

"The secondment abroad and how they support you throughout that process."

"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..."

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

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

"The people and the culture at the firm are both real pluses."

"Lack of clarity for seat choices."

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

"It depends on the department I will ultimately want to qualify into, but departments..."

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

"Friendly, open, supportive."

"Introduce some more formal training."

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