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Informal Training & Mentoring

9.0 / 10

(based on 5 ratings in 2016)

2016

"I have found that partners and senior associates are really approachable and great role-models. When sharing and office with a partner or senior lawyer at the firm you really learn a lot just by seeing how they work, take calls etc."
Second year trainee, London
"The supervisors take their role as mentors really seriously. They're always willing to spend time explaining the background of a deal and trying to get you involved in their work."
Second year trainee, London
"Informal training is really something which I have found varies from person to person. People are always willing to answer questions and explain how to carry out a task. However, if you don't ask for it, it depends on the person whether they will offer feedback of their own accord or not. Some people will give this every time, others will forget if they are busy. I can imagine that this is not exclusive to S&C."
First year trainee, London
"The associates and partners are very accessible, they oversee our work and ensure we have plenty to do. They are always on hand to provide explanations or respond to queries, however small or silly they may seem. I often get feedback on my work with suggestions for improvement."
First year trainee, London
"The senior lawyers are very good mentors. They are happy to take time to discuss work and how it could be improved, and why they have made certain amendments. They are quick to congratulate trainees on good pieces of work and we have quarterly performance reviews to discuss areas of strength and areas for improvement."
Second year trainee, Melbourne

2015

"I have found partners and senior associates to all be very inspiring and excellent role models."
Second year trainee,
"Partners are very accessible, and trainees typically speak to and work with their supervising partners every day. Although this varies with different partners, they are typically very happy to teach and take the time to give feedback."
Second year trainee,
"Both associates and partners are very approachable and helpful and provide useful feedback and tips on how to improve. When first starting out there are a lot of questions that seem silly to ask and like they might be wasting people's time, but the responses are always full and helpful, in a non-patronising way and there is no sense that any partner or associate feels you should just figure it out for yourself."
First year trainee,
"Every trainee is supervised by a partner or senior lawyer. You have great exposure to working with, and receiving feedback from, all lawyers that you work with and the firm has a genuine 'open-door' policy."
Second year trainee,
"Associates and partners are very approachable. The onus is on the trainees to seek feedback, so if you want feedback, you can just ask. We have the standard review structure (mid-seat, end-of-seat)."
First year trainee,

2014

"The standards are very high, but there is excellent access to very senior practitioners."
First year trainee, London
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