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7.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 7 ratings in 2018)
"Friendly and enterprising."
7.3 / 10
Formal Training
5.4 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.4 / 10
6.7 / 10
6.4 / 10
7.7 / 10
Pro Bono
8.3 / 10


  • Trainees are often given high-level work and are trusted with a variety of tasks.
  • While below those of some US firms, new qualifier salaries are above the Magic Circle level in the UK.
  • The small intake allows trainees to regularly work directly with partners and get given greater responsibility.
  • Regular informal training is provided by mentors throughout the training contract.


  • There may not be as much variety in departments as could be found at other firms.
  • Some trainees would have liked more firm-organised socialising.
  • Hours can be quite tough in some of the busier departments.
  • There could be more formal training provided across departments.

What insiders say about...

"I had two interviews, the second of which also included a written examination that..."

"The hierarchy in corporate is very flat with partners being very happy to talk. In..."

"There's little structured training and how much you learn is heavily dependent on..."

"Whether lawyers make good mentors varies widely from one lawyer to another but, if..."

"The top floor of the office contains client meeting rooms while the other two floors..."

"The hours can be long and you are expected to stay until the job is done, but this..."

"I don't know much about what it's like after qualification but the trainee salary..."

"You can order taxis and dinners at the firm's expense when working late. We also..."

"The process involved an application form including academic qualifications, a covering..."

"You will be asked to prepare a piece of written work in the interview, think about..."

"The firm is doing everything it can to be green."

"There is a strong female presence and the firm promotes diversity."

"I have had the opportunity to prepare first drafts of commercial documents, from..."

"The firm aims for all lawyers to do a minimum of 20 hours of pro bono per year, this..."

"Due to the relative lack of mid-level associates, the work that trainees are able..."

"The hours can be long and you are expected to do them (although my supervisor is..."

"Quite honestly, I did not know that I really wanted to train at Orrick until the..."

"Most trainees that work hard and show an interest in the firm are offered a job."

"We incorporated Facebook."

"Friendly, sector-focused and growing."

"There is a lot of pro bono work."

"I would like to have overseas secondments."

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