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Norton Rose Fulbright

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7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2017)
"Large international law firm."
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...

"Listen to the Today programme on Radio 4 in the mornings - it's a great way to stay..."

"It's a serious place where people work very hard but there is no expectation to put..."

"The firm provides lectures on core corporate legal topics about once a month. These..."

"My trainee mentor is amazing but I do very little work for my direct supervisor...."

"I think that the offices are amazing. The view from the ninth floor terrace is pretty..."

"I generally work from 9.30 am to around 6.30 pm every day and have rarely stayed..."

"Bonuses could be better but pay is good and there is fairly quick progression, although..."

"The firm is a patron of the Royal Opera House which means you get advance booking,..."

"An assessment day (consisting of a written exercise, a group exercise and a two-partner..."

"I was asked about some topical issues at the time as well as elements of my application...."

"The fact that we have a leading renewable energy practice helps to focus attention..."

"The firm is very committed to diversity. We have societies that focus on women, LGBT..."

"Client interaction varies from team to team, as do day-to-day responsibilities. Trainees..."

"Pro bono is mandatory. I have found that, not least, trainees must attend a night..."

"NRF has an extremely welcoming and friendly working culture. While the hours are..."

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

"I attended an open day at the firm and also met the firm's representatives during..."

"Retention rate this year was in the 90's I believe. If you're good, the firm is busy..."

"Before the Fulbright merger, the US arm of the firm was known as Fulbright and Jaworski...."

"Professional, caring and forward-thinking."

"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..."

"I think that the firm could hire more paralegals to give trainees greater support...."

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