Get the inside buzz from graduates at Norton Rose Fulbright

7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2017)
"Professional, caring and forward-thinking."
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...

"Research the firm. Follow commercial stories in the time leading up to your application..."

"Although I find that hours can be long, there isn't too much 'face-time' required..."

"Formal training is very extensive and fulfilling. There are training sessions all..."

"From my experience partner mentors are very approachable."

"It's formal during the week but most teams have dress down Fridays and there are..."

"Extremely variable (due to transactional nature of work) first few weeks were 20..."

"I think that my salary is competitive."

"Rewarded for working on one particular transaction with a weekend away paid for by..."

"It's a pretty difficult process - last I checked we get about 2000 applications for..."

"Questions ranged from my background and education to characteristics that would make..."

"The firm takes part (globally) in several initiatives, most recently the 'Earth ..."

"The firm is committed to promoting greater diversity and frequently holds events..."

"I am given a suitable level of responsibility and my work is frequently passed directly..."

"Trainees are required to carry out pro bono work in Croydon at least four times per..."

"Great, relaxed working environment."

"The long hours. It's difficult to obtain a litigation seat."

"The great culture and the wonderful people."

"I think that retention rates are quite good here. Most of those who leave the firm..."

"Norton Rose Fulbright has the widest international reach of any law firm worldwi..."

"A professional, friendly, ambitious and full-service global legal practice."

"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..."

"The firm needs a much clearer seat allocation process."

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