Get the inside buzz from graduates at Osborne Clarke

9.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2017)
"Relaxed, friendly and supportive."
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...

"There is a written application and all applicants must complete a psychometric test...."

"The office culture is great. The open-plan layout makes it far less stuffy, and you..."

"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..."

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

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

"I think our salary is good within the market."

"If we work past 8.00 pm, we can order Deliveroo on account for dinner. If we work..."

"I completed an application form, attended a one day assessment centre (comprising..."

"Fairly straightforward questions: why law? why Osborne Clarke? a recent commercial..."

"Recycling bins are provided but that's about it."

"This is an area that could be improved on, but steps are already being taken to do..."

"Osborne Clarke rewards you for previous good work with even better work. You get..."

"I volunteer at a homeless shelter, the charity that runs it has close links to Osborne..."

"The people are a real perk."

"No international secondments/opportunities to go to other offices."

"The reputation for a high quality of work and training while also maintaining an..."

"We have had very high retention rates recently and the firm's clear objective is..."

"The firm acted for Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the famous engineer connected with the..."

"The firm has a supportive environment and a real interest in your development."

"We have a Pathways to Law week, where students from disadvantaged backgrounds come..."

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

"There could be international secondments on offer, or more secondments generally,..."

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