Get the inside buzz from graduates at Norton Rose Fulbright

7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2017)
"Focused and forward-looking"
8.2 / 10
Formal Training
7.6 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.1 / 10
6.8 / 10
7.3 / 10
8.4 / 10
Pro Bono
7.6 / 10


  • People at the firm are friendly, encouraging and supportive.
  • There are excellent international opportunities including being able to do more than one seat abroad.
  • Trainees are given a high level of responsibility and good quality work early on.
  • Both formal and informal training are treated with high importance.


  • The quality of work and levels of responsibility vary between departments.
  • Hours can be long, though this again depends on the department.
  • While historically good, retention rates appear to have dipped recently.
  • There is not as much notice regarding seat moves as some would like.

What insiders say about...

"There's an application form, online tests and an assessment day. Prepare by knowing..."

"I have found there to be a clear cultural distinction between different teams. In..."

"Incredibly good commercial training. Also covered all aspects of training and many..."

"Partners are all approachable. They will devote you time within their often busy..."

"The best offices of any law firm in my opinion."

"The working hours can be long, but only when necessary. Early morning finishes tend..."

"The recent trainee pay rise was seen as a big positive to the experience. We feel..."

"The ease with which you can transfer to one of the international offices."

"Individual written assessment followed by partner interview. Asked questions on commercial..."

"Why law?, why Norton Rose Fulbright?, why corporate law?, where do you see yourself..."

"We aren't allowed bins in our individual offices which encourages you to think about..."

"The firm is very committed to diversity initiatives and there are several diversity..."

"My responsibilities are now (as a fifth seater) as a Junior Associate. I liaise directly..."

"There are lots of pro bono opportunities to get involved in, and obligatory visits..."

"International and client secondment opportunities are great, as are the people."

"The seat selection process. I have found that several people have had trouble getting..."

"Their focus on energy and oil/gas was certainly an attraction for me."

"They're likely to increase in the core seats of the firm, (banking, corporate and..."

"It has recently opened an office in San Francisco."

"A global, ambitious and quality law firm."

"The firm works with underprivileged schools in Southwark; gives them work experience...."

"It can be stressful at times but it is important to respond to stress in a productive..."

"Revert back to four-month seats."

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