Get the inside buzz from graduates at Norton Rose Fulbright

7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2017)
"Quality work and a great team spirit."
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...

"Be yourself. Partners share their office with a trainee so during the interview they'll..."

"The people are great, really down to earth, nobody thinks too highly of themselves..."

"More comprehensive than competitors."

"The associates in my team are great and make an effort to explain things if my supervisor..."

"Dress code is relaxed. Location is excellent and the facilities are good, although..."

"It varies team to team but I have found that, as long as the work gets done, there..."

"Bonuses could be better and perhaps offered, on a limited basis, to trainees. The..."

"On an international secondment, the firm organises everything and your accommodation..."

"I secured a training contract interview automatically as a consequence of undertaking..."

"What attracted me to the legal profession? Why did I want to become a solicitor as..."

"The firm has lots of recycling bins and food waste bins. Working to reduce the firm's..."

"Women's networks, LGBT networks, flexi-working, etc."

"I get the standard trainee tasks such as due diligence, verification, bibling, and..."

"Very committed. There's compulsory attendance at law centres throughout the cont..."

"The breadth of international and client secondment opportunities. The industry-specific..."

"I sometimes find that my working hours can be somewhat unpredictable."

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

"Retention rates are comparable with other City law firms. If you are good enough..."

"The cocktails in the bar downstairs are rather good."

"An ambitious, international, open-door and growing firm."

"Trainees and other fee earners and support staff are encouraged to take part in mentoring..."

"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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