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9.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2017)
"Inclusive and ambitious."
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...

"Learn about the work of the firm, the sector focus and any recent business developments...."

"The culture is one of OC's greatest strengths. I feel genuinely fortunate to work..."

"Training at Osborne Clarke is fantastic as there is firm-wide, department-wide and..."

"Personally I think that everyone is approachable and willing to help trainees to..."

"The central London location works really well. I also really like the open-plan layout..."

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

"Very good considering we are out of London."

"We have an optional health insurance policy that is incredibly comprehensive."

"I found the assessment process easier than at other firms I applied for."

"I was asked what news stories I had been following and was asked questions in relation..."

"The office is now paperless, no printing out emails for filing purposes. But I am..."

"The firm is working hard on its diversity policy and has put various committees in..."

"I complete a variety of tasks for a number of fee earners including drafting court..."

"We do a lot of charity events at OC, especially for our main charity, St Bartholomew's..."

"Friendly and approachable culture. High value and interesting international work..."

"The perks could be better."

"I chose this firm after the vacation scheme proved to me that it was a genuinely..."

"I think that the firm tries to accommodate all trainees when they qualify and it..."

"Osborne Clarke were Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s solicitors in the 1830s."

"Commercially-focused, collegiate, down-to-earth."

"Work experience programs invite students from less privileged backgrounds to learn..."

"It can get busy, but generally the atmosphere is not too stressful."

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

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