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

"An assessment day for vacation schemers and interviews for training contract on vacation..."

"It does vary across teams, but overall the hierarchy is flat, and people will invite..."

"The firm's training could be increased. The vast majority is on the job."

"I believe that solicitors and partners do really care about mentoring, and there..."

"The offices are nice, airy and modern, and have great views. The dress code is not..."

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

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

"Free monthly lunches and breakfasts, alongside occasional treats from the Associates..."

"Why law? Why Latham? Where would you invest money?"

"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 ..."

"Client interaction inevitably varies according to which department you're sitting..."

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

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

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

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

"Retention rates are very good. New qualifiers leaving the firm usually leave to work..."

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

"Dynamic, fast paced, top-notch."

"Introduce some more formal training."

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