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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, open, supportive."
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...

"Good grades are, of course, essential but the firm hires from a broad range of u..."

"People work incredibly hard, whether it's day or night, weekday or weekend, but you..."

"Most training is given on the job and there is less focus on soft or non-legal skills...."

"From my experience, solicitors and partners are very good at giving honest and constructive..."

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

"You're generally expected to be on call, and can receive emails with work, at any..."

"I think that the trainee salary is at the top end of the City. Trainees do not get..."

"Free cake, breakfast and lunch once a month is a great perk at the firm."

"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."

"I have seen that there are many different diversity events at Latham & Watkins."

"Good responsibility from an early stage in the seat. There are opportunities for..."

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

"The responsibility you are given here is great, accompanied by an excellent salary,..."

"The hours are often unpredictable."

"The opportunity to do international commercial work and pro bono."

"The firm tries its utmost to ensure every trainee is retained if they want to be..."

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

"A friendly, laid-back firm with a flat structure, which offers a high level of responsibility..."

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

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