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8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2018)
"High quality work. Great work ethic. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere...."
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...

"The interview process consists of an assessment centre (both for the vacation scheme..."

"Most of the trainees are very sociable and enjoy spending time with each other after..."

"Regular department-specific training on key issues. These are good because they are..."

"I think all trainees have been able to build themselves a support network of more..."

"The offices are well located in London and provide a modern comfortable working environment...."

"Varies between departments, but I never expect to spend fewer than 50 hours a week..."

"Pay is fairly standard across similar firms, though trainees don't get bonuses. I..."

"You do get a taxi home if you are in the office after 10:00pm. There are lots of..."

"The process for a vacation scheme began with a CV and cover letter. I was required..."

"Explain a current commercial issue which interests you. Why law? Why Mayer Brown?..."

"We have a good recycling programme in place in both the office and the canteen."

"In my experience our firm is very ethnically diverse, it recruits trainees from a..."

"My role so far has entailed a variety of research tasks, drafting and reviewing documents,..."

"I have worked on a project carrying out a research across African countries looking..."

"The work is interesting and often high profile and the people are really approachable..."

"We have long hours and there's a lack of trainee socials."

"I attended an open day that left me with a great impression of the firm."

"I don't think retention rates are a very realistic reflection of the firm. Generally,..."

"One of the James Bond movies was filmed on the escalators here."

"Supportive; internationally-minded; client focused."

"We have talks and informal work experience placements. We also go out and do some..."

"A degree of stress comes with the nature of the job. However, this is extinguished..."

"Subsidise dinners in transactional seats."

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