Get the inside buzz from graduates at Norton Rose Fulbright

7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 24 ratings in 2016)
"A friendly yet ambitious firm."
8.5 / 10
Formal Training
7.5 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.1 / 10
7.2 / 10
7.6 / 10
8.6 / 10
Pro Bono
8.5 / 10


  • Very friendly, encouraging and supportive firms.
  • Excellent international opportunities – trainees are 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.


  • Responsibility and quality of work varies between departments.
  • Hours can be long, again depending on the department.
  • Some felt that there were a lot of administrative tasks.
  • There is not as much notice regarding seat moves as some would like.

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"It is in line with other firms. I do not get a bonus as a trainee."

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"I was asked: "If I was given a million dollars, what would you advise me to do with..."

"I cannot answer for law students but for non-lawyers, expect to be cross-examined..."

"There are recycling bins everywhere."

"I know the firm is committed to diversity and there are a number of initiatives designed..."

"As expected for a first seat trainee, there are the usual admin roles. I have been..."

"There is pro bono work every Tuesday and it's a good chance for trainees to be involved..."

"Friendliness of colleagues, quality of work, general consideration given in all ..."

"Despite the reputation as being nice and friendly, it is still a City law firm with..."

"I chose Norton Rose Fulbright because I wanted to work for a prestigious law firm..."

"I'm very confident but subject to being flexible on areas of qualification. If you..."

"We won office choir of the year two years in a row."

"Quality work and a great team spirit."

"The opportunity to spend a day shadowing fee earners for those at inner city sch..."

"Only during the most intense periods is there stress. Otherwise the atmosphere is..."

"If it is possible I think that the firm should facilitate international secondments..."