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8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2018)
"Friendly, people orientated firm with huge scope for excellent..."
8.8 / 10
Formal Training
9.3 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.3 / 10
6.9 / 10
7.0 / 10
8.1 / 10
Pro Bono
8.6 / 10


  • The formal training on offer is very well organised and comprehensive.
  • The firm has a friendly and welcoming environment, especially for trainees.
  • Client contact and the chance to work on high-level contracts are both available early on.


  • Hours can be unavoidably long in certain departments.
  • Some feel the salary could be more competitive at new qualifier level and above.
  • The process around international secondments at the firm could be more transparent.

What insiders say about...

"CV/cover letter and then an assessment centre for both vac scheme and training contract..."

"There is a hierarchy, as much as you would expect in private practice but in some..."

"There's excellent training targeted towards trainees that's generally tailored to..."

"Regularly appraised, if you take a particular interest in a department, the department..."

"The offices are very modern and glassy. Built around a central lift core, the offices..."

"There's flexibility in the hours. The firm allows you to work from home and there's..."

"Trainee salary is okay within the market, but has not gone up in a very long time...."

"We get a benefits package which includes medical/dental insurance and a pension scheme...."

"Process: HR interview, vacation scheme, feedback on vacation scheme, written commercial..."

"Always expect questions on 'why law' and 'why Mayer Brown'. The interview is a friendly..."

"There are a lot of efforts around recycling and reducing waste."

"Very committed - top 15 firm for diversity in the rankings and the firm has a decent..."

"Good responsibility. Average client interaction. Usually decent quality work (though..."

"I have worked at the Islington Law Centre, but there are many pro bono initiatives..."

"For the most part the people are really nice. Doing the LPC with your cohort, along..."

"Lack of transparency surrounding the qualification process and a great feeling of..."

"An international firm with a strong three point structure across America, Europe..."

"The larger departments tend to offer a good likelihood of being kept on. The problem..."

"The two founding partners met 150 years ago when they were opposite each other in..."

"On an upward trajectory."

"We take part in various initiatives where disadvantaged people come into the firm..."

"Can be stressful at times if short deadlines/late nights. This is part of the job...."

"More flexibility with seat rotations and choices."

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