Get the inside buzz from graduates at Osborne Clarke

9.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2017)
"Growing leaders in the field."
9.8 / 10
Formal Training
9.1 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.3 / 10
8.3 / 10
8.5 / 10
8.8 / 10
Pro Bono
7.8 / 10


  • The firm has a very strong sense of teamwork and a friendly culture.
  • Trainees felt that the work they were given regularly improved in line with their ability.
  • There is currently a firm-wide drive to improve diversity and support at all levels.
  • Agile working is available for people at all levels, meaning it is easier to maintain a good work/life balance.


  • The London office can feel cramped without a large enough canteen or break-out areas.
  • Some trainees felt that not all offices were paid equally well.
  • While secondments are provided, some wanted an increase in number.
  • There can be competition for qualification seats in popular departments.

What insiders say about...

"Research and understand what the firm is about, where it sees itself at the moment..."

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"There has been a new programme introduced to supplement training - focusing on a..."

"Everyone is really accessible. The open-plan allows you to pop your head up and ask..."

"Impressive, bespoke offices in the centre of Bristol. Business-casual dress code..."

"While trainees have a nominal hours target, this is not the main concern. Rather,..."

"Good trainee salary."

"The meeting room cookies."

"Online psychometric and commercial awareness questions. Assessment centre of 40 min..."

"My interviewers made me feel at ease and the interview was less formal than at some..."

"The firm has just introduced a new bin system to encourage more recycling. In Bristol,..."

"The firm provides flexible working and part-time contracts for both mothers and fathers...."

"I get a lot of client interaction and good quality work."

"Each UK office has a charity of the year and everyone is encouraged to dedicate a..."

"Working with intelligent people who are prepared to give up their time to train ..."

"Occasional quiet spells with not enough work/not enough delegation."

"OC's growing international presence and sector focus initially attracted me to the..."

"Retention rates have been 100% for the past two or three sets of qualifiers with..."

"We have beehives on the roof of our Bristol office."

"Relaxed, friendly and supportive."

"We are involved with the Pathways to Law scheme."

"Day-to-day is relatively stress free but tends to build up towards the conclusion..."

"More international and client secondment opportunities."

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