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Formal Training

8.4 / 10

(based on 11 ratings in 2016)

2016

"Lots of consistent training takes place at lunch times from the firm as a whole and from individual departments."
First year trainee, London
"There are useful refresher sessions on legal matters and also internally developed training sessions on practical things such as managing foreign counsel, closing steps, and filing various company house forms. The practical sessions are really useful for sharing best practice points, knowing the resources that you have and preparing you for tasks and issues that will inevitably come up during your training contract."
Second year trainee, London
"All professional skills courses and further in-department training sessions are very useful."
First year trainee, London
"Lots of opportunities to attend training sessions and supervisors encourage attendance."
First year trainee, London
"A lot of formal training with experts that come to the offices."
First year trainee, London

2015

"I have attended managing stress workshops, drafting training and law updates training."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm has a very good training programme, mainly in the form of lunchtime training sessions."
First year trainee, London
"There is an extensive training programme here covering formal legal skills like drafting and construction, as well as areas of law that are important in day-to-day practice that aren't really covered in a law degree (like issuing prospectuses or insolvency). The training also covers soft skills like networking."
First year trainee, London
"I have attended lots of training sessions on a wide range of topics: technical legal skills, law firm marketing, networking, social media etc."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"The firm has constant training throughout the year. This is on a range of topics and from all practice areas."
First year trainee, London
"There is a mix of internally and externally provided training. Generally, internal training is of better quality. Small groups in training."
Second year trainee, London
"Frequent training both on technical legal skills/updates and broader training e.g. everything from contract law updates to generational diversity seminars."
First year trainee, London
"Various training sessions covering legal topics and commercial topics but also people skills and building resilience."
First year trainee, London
"Internal training is far better than externally provided - small groups for training make the sessions interactive and we have training one or two times a week."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm tries really hard to provide us with good, all-round training and we are invited to various sessions on all different departments/topics hosted either by external lecturers or colleagues."
Second year trainee, London
"Plenty of training offered to lawyers at all levels of the firm, with a good array of lectures, workshops and talks. The legal training gives good opportunity to lawyers to refresh and update their working knowledge and non-legal events provide focus on other important considerations such as pensions and tax."
First year trainee, London

2013

"Lots of training, but some of it can be irrelevant or not applicable to what you are working on at the time."
First year trainee, London
"S&S errs on the side of too much training. They are very open-minded and offer whatever training the lawyers tell them that we need. This ranges from legal training to skills training, such as how to manage foreign counsel. They also train us in particular documents, such as LMA form agreements and legal opinions, and in particular areas of practice, such as how to spot a competition issue in a transaction."
First year trainee, London
"Can sometimes be too much. Can often be between a rock and a hard place with partners wanting you to work and training demanding you attend."
First year trainee, London
"Very good - constant training on all areas from practice area specific sessions to general sessions on things like time management, networking and managing challenging situations."
First year trainee, London
"The firm's training programme is very good - internal training is practically and theoretically helpful. The SRA required training is dreadful."
First year trainee, London
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