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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2016)
"Hard-working, with high expectations."
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...

"I would recommend reading into the firm and also reading about what is going on in..."

"Everyone I've worked for is approachable, friendly and likes to have a laugh, so..."

"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..."

"The offices are quite nice and are in a great location. I think that the dress code..."

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

"Pay is top market."

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

"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."

"While the number of female partners in the London office could be improved; the firm..."

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

"I have worked on pro bono projects relating to incorporation of charities, legal..."

"Latham is definitely a good place to work and I am happy to come to work every day...."

"At times I have worked what I would think of as very long hours."

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

"Excellent retention rates."

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

"Dynamic, fast paced, top-notch."

"Better communication around expectations of hours. I don't mind working long hours,..."

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