Informal Training & Mentoring

7.8 / 10

(based on 25 ratings in 2017)

2017

"My personal experience of all the partners and mentors I have worked with has been very positive. I have received a good level of support from all fee earners and my supervisor in my most recent seat has been extremely supportive. I receive a good level of feedback, both at the appropriate appraisal stage and more generally and also receive constructive criticism when necessary."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"All solicitors and partners are extremely approachable and great to work with. Feedback is better in certain departments than others."
Second year trainee, London
"People are generally very accessible and Pinsent Masons lawyers tend to make good mentors."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"Each trainee is given a supervisor. The supervisor involvement varies according to the person but, on the whole, they are supportive and helpful. We set objectives and have regular catch ups. They are a good point of contact if the fee earner you are working for is off and an issue has arisen."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"Solicitors are very accessible and I have always felt able to approach people to seek their advice on various things. While the partners are often busy or out of the office, they are always happy to talk to you or go for coffee when able if you have a question."
First year trainee, London
"This varies enormously depending on your supervisor. A positive is that everyone is very approachable, even partners."
Second year trainee, London
"Everyone has been supportive in helping me to improve my skills in the teams I have been in so far. I have found everyone to be approachable and feedback can be given as an informal email or during my regular reviews. There is enough feedback (not lots) but I wouldn't say that it's a big part of the internal culture."
First year trainee, Glasgow
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