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8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, ambitious, impressive."
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
 
 

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.

What insiders say about...

"Make sure you know the firm inside out and back to front. Look at key deals they..."

"The hierarchy is not obvious, as shown by trainees sitting with partners and there..."

"Very well-rounded."

"Training and mentoring depends largely on the department, but I have found most associates..."

"Located in the heart of Chancery Lane, we have great offices, and a managing partner..."

"There is no 'face-time' so you don't have to sit around the office with nothing to..."

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

"Yoga classes."

"I submitted my application for a training contract and attended an assessment da..."

"General questions regarding background/experience and how this would inform my role..."

"There are often initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint, with constant reminders..."

"The firm has an active equality programme, with both LGBT and women in business initiatives...."

"I have daily client contact and I run some of my own matters. I do have some less..."

"All trainees get involved with Blackfriars legal advice clinic, where people can..."

"Opportunity to do niche areas of law in your training contract, good canteen so the..."

"The hours compared to the pay."

"I had worked at Taylor Wessing previously as a paralegal and very much liked the..."

"The retention rates appear to be high but there are several departments that are..."

"The firm sponsors the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National..."

"Friendly, open and innovative."

"We work very closely with a number of charities set up for this purpose. The firm..."

"I would like to have more structured training within each department you sit in."

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