Get the inside buzz from graduates at Osborne Clarke

9.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2017)
"An innovative, friendly and growing firm."
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...

"The interview was very relaxed and friendly, they weren't looking to trip you up...."

"The culture here is great and there is no feeling of hierarchy. If I have a comment..."

"Three day induction followed by seat-specific training in following weeks. Good overview..."

"Everyone is very friendly and approachable - you can ask anyone, any question, any..."

"We have a modern office located near to the City centre and Cabot Circus shopping..."

"If it's gone 6:00pm and you have completed your tasks, there is no feeling that you..."

"The pay is generally in line with other similar firms in Bristol and London."

"The free pass to Bristol Zoo is a nice perk, as is the cake trolley on a Friday."

"Assessment centre followed by an interview with a partner."

"I was given a variety of questions including some competency and situational questions...."

"We have an active sustainability committee."

"We have representative 'Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Champions'. There are focus groups..."

"My role is quite varied - there have been ups and downs in terms of the quality of..."

"This is something that could be better, but the firm is aware of this and it is improving...."

"Having approachable supervisors, partners and colleagues. The culture and the quality..."

"The cookies at the London office."

"Personally I believe that the firm is one of the best in Bristol."

"The firm makes an effort to retain good trainees."

"No one at the firm can agree as to what species of cat is in our logo - puma, panther,..."

"Unique, national firm with quality clients and ambitions to develop a strong international..."

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

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

"Better guidance about how to get information about what certain seats involve and..."

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