Get the inside buzz from graduates at Norton Rose Fulbright

7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 24 ratings in 2016)
"A great place to build a career in the legal profession."
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.

What insiders say about...

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

"The office is very friendly and has a remarkably relaxed hierarchy. Having played..."

"The 2 1/2 week induction programme is a little laboured but generally training is..."

"Each trainee has a partner mentor throughout their training contract that must feed..."

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

"There is little flexibility as a trainee - you do not determine your workload or..."

"I think our compensation package is fairly standard and it is more likely to be the..."

"Cycle purchase scheme; subsidised gym memberships; Peroni at most Graduate Recruitment..."

"I was interviewed at an assessment day, throughout which I was assessed at negotiating,..."

"I was asked: what do you think about pro bono work? Would you be prepared to work..."

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

"PRIDE network is one of the best around in the city and incredibly inclusive. They..."

"I am receiving a very good level of work: drafting security documents, calls with..."

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

"The culture is great and the people are all very friendly. There's a good effort..."

"The long hours and the fact that there are not many options for lunch other than..."

"Good working hours. Friendly people. High quality deals."

"I think our firm has fair retention rates and I am confident in my future at the..."

"Our headquarters is next to Boris Johnson's office."

"Norton Rose Fulbright is open, friendly and hard-working, but well-supported."

"The firm works with underprivileged schools in Southwark; gives them work experience...."

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

"Revert back to four-month seats."

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