Get the inside buzz from graduates at Norton Rose Fulbright

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...

"Start your relationship with Norton Rose Fulbright early! There are so many opportunities..."

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

"The training at the firm is genuinely incredible. Trainees ought to go to as many..."

"There's always someone you can speak to (partner mentors, HR, intake, associates..."

"The office is very well located (a five-minute walk from London Bridge) with beautiful..."

"Hours can be very long, which is to be expected at a large international firm. The..."

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

"Health insurance, pension, subsidised gym membership, free GP just across the ro..."

"I applied for a training contract. I was contacted very quickly and asked to an assessment..."

"I was asked about why I wanted to work in law, why NRF, and specific things about..."

"In terms of reducing their carbon footprint, the firm has lots of recycling bins..."

"I think that the diversity initiatives here are incomparable: the diversity networks..."

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

"The pro bono activities at NR are taken very seriously, and all trainees must support..."

"Pluses include the sense of camaraderie in a good working environment coupled with..."

"Endless administrative tasks (be it in banking or litigation)."

"I applied here because of the mix of a clear international strategy, good culture..."

"Retention has been up and down lately. I would appreciate a bit more transparency..."

"Sometimes, from the 9th floor terrace, you can see the Mayor of London hanging out..."

"A supportive and ambitious place with great work."

"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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