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8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2016)
"Innovative, forward-thinking and commercial."
Pros: 
  • Great camaraderie and support network among staff and trainees.
  • Trainees are given high levels of responsibility 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.
Cons: 
  • The seat allocation process could be more transparent.
  • Salaries could be better when compared to firms at a similar level.
  • Being given a lot of responsibility early on can be intimidating to some.
  • There is not much opportunity for overseas secondments.
Culture
8.9 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.4 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.1 / 10
 
Hours
8.1 / 10
 
Salary
7.3 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.0 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.1 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"I came in via a vacation scheme so had a half-day assessment centre (one group commercial..."

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

"Skills are developed and legal training is delivered over lunchtimes well and intensively..."

"I have had a mentor throughout my training contract and we have regularly met for..."

"The offices are very good, but ties should be worn."

"The hours are not too bad for a City firm, and there is no expectation that you should..."

"Very satisfied with the salary although we don't get a bonus like at some other ..."

"The subsidised canteen is amazing, and there are the usual taxis and free dinner..."

"The application form is very involved and quite long. I had an assessment day which..."

"Explain intellectual property to a lay person. Why Taylor Wessing? What should Taylor..."

"I have not heard of many green initiatives at the firm, although most rubbish and..."

"Generally the firm has a good commitment to diversity but still has a poor track..."

"I am given a fair amount of responsibility as a trainee, and I am not hidden away..."

"There's a fair amount of pro bono work and these commitments are respected by other..."

"The other trainees, good work/life balance, friendly firm."

"Lack of international opportunities."

"The firm's reputation for excellence in intellectual property, technology and media...."

"Retention rates are generally good. There are usually enough jobs for everyone but..."

"Despite being known as an IP firm, Real Estate have won Legal Week and the Lawyer's..."

"Ambitious, friendly and encouraging."

"The Future First scheme that the firm is involved with is very good."

"Some seat allocations could be changed as I do not think they seem fair."

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