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Satisfaction with Work

8.4 / 10

(based on 7 ratings in 2016)

2016

"For the most part there are plenty of opportunities for client contact. The low ratio of partners to associates means that on many matters you work directly with a partner, which leads to a good quality of work."
Second year trainee, London
"I have had a lot of very interesting and varied work. I've also had quite a lot of direct client interaction through emails and phone calls. My day-to-day responsibilities have varied in my different seats, but have included case management, drafting, proof reading, legal updates etc."
First year trainee, London
"Good level of client interaction, interesting work, ability to draft advice emails or interesting articles on certain areas of law. Good exposure to drafting contracts and other documents."
Second year trainee, London
"Client interaction varies: I had quite a lot in my first seat but less in my present seat. Day-to-day responsibilities vary also – from drafting documents to article writing to bibling to research."
First year trainee, London
"In my first seat, I had quite a lot of client contact in one transaction in particular. Responsibilities have included drafting board minutes, filing documents, preparing research notes, liaising with local counsel on various matters and due diligence."
First year trainee, London

2015

"First seat I had a great deal of responsibility, did a lot of drafting and had client contact. Second seat feels more commoditised and have done little drafting and had little client contact."
First year trainee, London
"The work you do depends on the seat, the clients and how busy you are. Some clients don't like trainees to be present, some are happy to get you involved. The higher the level of the work, the less likely you are to be involved of course."
First year trainee, London
"I have been given a lot of responsibility so far; drafting emails to clients, participating in conference calls with clients and attending meetings."
First year trainee, London
"I have had quite good client interaction although that is probably unusual. On the whole, if the work permits access to clients then it is there for the taking. More often than not though, it doesn't lend itself to such access."
Second year trainee, London
"I am given quite a lot of responsibility from emailing clients directly to being given the first draft of various documents. Although you do not meet clients in person very often I do communicate with them on a regular basis via email or telephone."
First year trainee, London
"I have had good client contact as I was on secondment in my first seat. Day-to-day responsibilities include liaising with counsel, carrying out due diligence on clients, making trips to companies house and the courts (depending on your department), attending meetings with clients, etc."
Second year trainee, London

2013

"As a trainee, I have been tasked with drafting various documents, including employments contracts, termination letters, compromise agreements and service agreements. I have also had an excellent amount of client contact and have attended client meetings."
First year trainee, London
"Good level of responsibility from the get go. In my particular seat not too much client interaction. Work is extremely varied. The job is pretty demanding and challenging, but you do a lot more compared to trainees at the same level in other firms."
First year trainee, London
"The small size of the teams means that in terms of career development it permits early responsibility and enables exposure to a healthy diet of varied work. Opportunities to attend more client meetings would be welcomed."
Newly qualified solicitor, London
"Good client interaction, lots of responsibility and independence."
First year trainee, London
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