Formal Training

8.4 / 10

(based on 25 ratings in 2017)


"The training at the firm is very thorough. You undergo training for each department at the start of each trainee seat and it's supplemented throughout. We also underwent two weeks of training before we started the traineeship, which focussed on professional resilience, negotiation skills, financial information and client development. We have since had ethics training and continue to receive invitations to drafting and legal skills workshops."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"There are quite a broad range of firm-wide initiatives that help to build skills, which are really helpful. Individual teams also tend to put on subject-specific training, which helps to ground you in a new seat. Graduate development also runs preparatory sessions for new qualifier applications and sessions on transitioning to being a new qualifier, which are really helpful."
Second year trainee, London
"I have found that a lot of internal training takes place throughout each seat. This means that, after having received your initial trainee training at the beginning of the seat, you continue to attend other sessions aimed at fee earners in the team. This helps with feeling properly integrated and of course means that you're continually building knowledge."
First year trainee, Leeds
"There's departmental training for each seat that usually consists of two days at another of the firm's offices. Additionally, the firm offers great online training as well as continual lectures and seminars."
First year trainee, Leeds
"As well as having a week of training at the start of the training contract (which is a great opportunity to meet the other trainees from other offices) we have training throughout as well. The advocacy and presentation training were highlights. In particular, I think the presentation training benefitted everyone in the room with practical tips and improving confidence as you get to watch yourself back and it really isn't as bad as you think."
First year trainee, London
"The training that you undertake at the start of the traineeship is amazing. You have training in London and your home office for a week followed by a week of residential training at the Westerwood, which is great!"
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"There's excellent and comprehensive training as well as the opportunity to access training on all manner of topics if you want to. The firm is very supportive and encouraging of training in general."
First year trainee, Glasgow
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