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8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2018)
"Innovative and forward-looking."
9.3 / 10
Formal Training
7.5 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.4 / 10
7.9 / 10
6.8 / 10
8.0 / 10
Pro Bono
7.6 / 10


  • There’s a great camaraderie and support network among staff and trainees.
  • Trainees are given high levels of responsibility and varied work from day one.
  • Trainees think very highly of the offices and their location.
  • There’s a lot of formal training on offer as well as a mentor and buddy system.


  • The seat allocation process could be more transparent.
  • The salary is not seen as being particularly competitive.
  • The hours can be unpredictable at times.
  • There are no international secondments available.

What insiders say about...

"There is an application form, assessment day and vacation scheme. Try to show your..."

"Some departments more hierarchical than others. Amongst the trainees there are very..."

"There are plenty of training sessions (department-specific, firm-wide, know-how sessions..."

"This varies significantly but my experience has always been good."

"Dress code is formal suits and ties."

"In comparison to the rest of the legal industry, I believe that my work hours are..."

"I think the pay is good considering I don't work extremely long hours."

"The in-house GP surgery is extremely handy. As the firm is a sponsor of the National..."

"I completed an assessment day to secure a vacation scheme, and then was hired after..."

"I was asked: Why this firm? If you were Prime Minister how would you deal with a..."

"The firm has signed up to sustainability initiatives and there's an environmental..."

"There is a large focus on diversity and gender equality at a junior level, although..."

"All the seats I have completed so far have given me a genuinely high level of responsibility..."

"There is a large amount of pro bono work on offer whether it be fundraising for charities..."

"I like the open-door policy and the fact that we're not expected to work long hours..."

"As there is no 'face-time' culture at Taylor Wessing, this does mean that the hours..."

"I knew people who the firm had hired and everyone else I had met from the firm were..."

"I think they are as good as they can be, given the fact that some people will choose..."

"You can pay for lunch with your fingerprint."

"Very friendly, interesting focus on the industries of tomorrow."

"Does not dismiss applications from other universities outside of the top 10."

"The firm should make international secondments available."

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