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2016

"High level of responsibility, small trainee intakes, secondment opportunities and the areas of expertise."
First year trainee, London
"The culture – it's the friendliest, most down-to-earth and non-pretentious law firm I have ever seen. Also the great work, opportunities to travel and work abroad and the views from the office also helped."
First year trainee, London
"Word of mouth praise and the legal practice areas of the firm."
Second year trainee, London
"I undertook one week of work experience at the firm, which was organised by my university. I really enjoyed the work and the people at the firm."
Second year trainee, London
"Their strong media and entertainment department as well as their location and size."
First year trainee, London
"International focus, and the broad range of practice areas."
Second year trainee, London
"Great training (learning and development are always winning awards). An international firm with a friendly culture. The fact that it's a full service firm that offers seats in niche areas as well such as media and shipping."
First year trainee, London
"I volunteered alongside Reed Smith solicitors at a legal advice clinic and found them to be down-to-earth. They spoke highly of the firm and their day-to-day work. In addition, I was attracted to the range of practice areas on offer to trainees."
First year trainee, London
"The range of practice areas, friendliness of the firm, range of extra-curricular and pro bono work."
First year trainee, London
"Their broad international presence. Also, their disputes practice was small enough for me to feel visible in but large enough to have prestigious training. Good secondment opportunities to firms that will take an interest in your development."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"The fact that it was a global firm with opportunities to work abroad definitely drew me towards them. Also, there is a good size intake of trainees at the firm: 50 in total, so there is a good group of us, but you don't just feel like a number."
First year trainee, London
"I was encouraged to apply to the firm because of how solid it is: it has good financials and a strategic plan, alongside a diverse range of practices. While the firm is highly international, the firm has a friendly culture, and the London office is strong."
First year trainee, London
"I found the international basis to be an attraction of the firm. This was alongside the great offices, with loads of people, so I was sure that I could find someone who I would identify with. The graduate recruitment team were really friendly too, and I felt that they wanted to get to know you as a person, because they looked beyond your academic achievements."
First year trainee, London
"The friendly nature of the firm drew me towards them, as did its open-door policy, and the amazing views from the office."
First year trainee, London
"I knew that the firm had departments that practised most of the areas of law in which I was most interested, so the legal training opportunities were attractive."
First year trainee, London
"The international nature of work and clients made me apply to Reed Smith in particular."
First year trainee, London
"I chose Reed Smith because of their interesting practice areas, nice culture and the variety of CSR/pro bono opportunities."
First year trainee, London
"The diverse mix of practice areas were definitely attractive: not many firms can offer a trainee seats in market leading shipping and media practices."
First year trainee, London

2014

"Great international work and friendly people at interview and on the vacation scheme. We also have one of the best buildings in the City!"
First year trainee, London
"The international focus, the firm's specialities that you cannot find in any other top end city firm (i.e. Shipping, Energy and Natural Resources)."
First year trainee, London
"I wanted to work at a modern firm that did a wide range of work with a British culture. I was also looking for a firm with a good teaching reputation."
First year trainee, London
"Reed Smith had won an award for training the previous year, it had a great global reach and was doing interesting work and growing. I thought that a global firm with its biggest office in London (unique) seemed a good mixture."
First year trainee, London
"The international aspect of the work; the ability to work with overseas clients and offices (including the possibility of doing an overseas seat); the firm also has an open, respectful and friendly culture which made choosing the firm very easy."
First year trainee, London
"I chose Reed Smith because of the firm’s culture. Having completed a summer vacation scheme at the firm, I was able to get an insight into the culture and people of the firm, which was really helpful."
First year trainee, London
"The Firm had close ties with my university, offered all I looked for on paper (international nature, high-profile clients, strong contentious teams) and was personally recommended by my friends who did vacation schemes there."
Second year trainee, London

2013

"I got a good impression of the culture from the interview."
Second year trainee, Dubai
"I liked the people and a broad range of practice areas. The office is very attractive too."
First year trainee, London
"International firm, reputation as a friendly firm, client portfolio."
Newly qualified solicitor, London
"The niche practice areas, the people."
Second year trainee, Athens
"Client relationships/well known media clients."
1 yr PQE, London
"Sectoral strengths - in energy, shipping, commodities, litigation. Size - one of the top international law firms. Excellent quality work. Summer vacation scheme - impressed by culture of the firm, work and lawyers."
Newly qualified solicitor, London
"Interest in some of the firms areas of strength (Shipping and Energy) and then an amazing time and nice people on my vacation scheme."
Second year trainee, London
"The work areas, international, client list, good reputation for work/life balance."
First year trainee, Londn
"Its modern outlook and work/life balance for an international firm."
First year trainee, London
"The secondment opportunities and high-profile clients."
Newly qualified solicitor, London
"The culture/vibe at the firm is very genuine and relaxed. It's a place where people are working hard because they want to be, not because they're chained to the desks."
Second year trainee, London
Our 'Inside Buzz' reviews are the comments and views of recent graduate recruits, giving you a view of what it may be like to work for an organisation. Copyright of all TARGETjobs Inside Buzz material lies solely with GTI Media.
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