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Pluses

2016

"I have been given a great deal of responsibility from a very early stage. I was able to send out complex legal advice to a client within the first week of my training contract."
First year trainee, London
"The level of responsibility, the quality of the work I'm entrusted with, and overall the people I work with."
First year trainee, London
"There is a nice, friendly atmosphere."
First year trainee, London
"For the most part the people are really nice. Doing the LPC with your cohort, along with the small trainee intake, means that everyone at trainee level gets on really well."
First year trainee, London
"The people are friendly. They respect and support each other and are very good at their jobs."
First year trainee, London
"The people and the work. Everyone is really friendly and open and the work I have been involved in so far has been great and really interesting. It's also great being one of a few trainees as people really get to know you."
Second year trainee, London
"Its commitment to diversity and flexibility."
Second year trainee, London
"Working on interesting cases and deals, seeing those cases and deals in business press."
First year trainee, London

2015

"Everyone is so friendly and approachable. There is no feeling of 'face-time' in the departments - if you have work, you stay, if you don't, you go."
First year trainee, London
"Good variety of work. Approachable and friendly people."
First year trainee, London
"Everyone is friendly, helpful and welcoming."
First year trainee, London
"The trainees are a tight-knit group and supportive of each other."
First year trainee, London
"You get lots of exposure to different deals and transactions, and client exposure."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has a genuinely friendly atmosphere and, for the most part, people are realistic about enjoying your life both in and out of the workplace."
First year trainee, London
"I've had the opportunity to work with a huge variety of different people, all with their own qualities and attributes from which I have been able to learn. This leads to an excellent culture and has provided an excellent backdrop to my training contract."
Second year trainee, London
"There is a very friendly culture and partners and associates are approachable and keen to help you develop as a lawyer."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"Smaller intakes; good quality work; friendly people."
Second year trainee, London
"Granted a high level of responsibility and exposure to an array of transactions and client work. Working in friendly teams and with very intelligent people."
Second year trainee, London
"Some high-profile clients, and regular football events which provide a great opportunity to socialise with clients."
Second year trainee, London
"Small intake of trainees, and having been to law school with most of them many are good friends. Secondment opportunities as a trainee."
First year trainee, London
"International secondments; friendly trainees; most departments are very friendly and welcoming."
First year trainee, London
"Supportive working environment, 'open-door' policy, compulsory secondment."
First year trainee, London
"Nice offices and good support services (IT)."
Second year trainee, London
"The departments are a good size - big enough for interesting, complex work but small enough that you can work with most people in the department in six months."
Second year trainee, London
"The secondment opportunities which are actively encouraged during our training contract."
First year trainee, London

2013

"There is high quality work available if you put yourself out there, largely with an international dimension. Lots of extremely talented lawyers at the firm which means there are plenty of role models."
First year trainee, London
"Clear strategy of the firm, firmly establishing itself as a major international presence. Down to earth common-sense approach to dealing with clients."
First year trainee, London
"Proactive environment, client secondments, generally approachable people."
Second year trainee, London
"The work is interesting and often high profile and the people are really approachable and friendly to work with."
Second year trainee, London
"The teams are very friendly and inclusive. The firm is very ambitious and is working hard to improve."
First year trainee, London
"The people are incredibly friendly and the 'open-door' policy genuinely exists. The work is of an excellent quality and you get to work alongside some of the best lawyers in the industry."
First year trainee, London
"There is a good choice of client secondments. Really nice people."
Second year trainee, London
"Mayer Brown has an excellent range of client and international secondments."
First year trainee, London
"The culture, friendly, 'open-door' policy, good level of responsibility."
Second year trainee, London
"Working in a vibrant team with great colleagues and undertaking interesting work."
First year trainee, London
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