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8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2018)
"Ambitious, friendly, punching above its weight."
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's an assessment centre and a group exercise."

"There is a lot of cooperation and teamwork within the department and across the firm...."

"There is not enough emphasis on the training that is important to the work of the..."

"Solicitors and partners are very accessible. As a trainee, you share an office with..."

"The offices are pretty nice, in both client areas and in the areas where staff actually..."

"They are very flexible. Like every firm, there will be busy periods. However, if..."

"The pay is competitive and salary reviews were carried out without being revised..."

"Yoga classes."

"All training contracts are hard to get but the Taylor Wessing selection process is..."

"There were general questions about my career motivation, my hobbies and interests..."

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

"There is an awareness about diversity and efforts to improve diversity statistics...."

"The quality of work varies significantly but generally gets better over the course..."

"Taylor Wessing runs a free Legal Advice Clinic once a week for one-off appointments..."

"I find that the majority of clients are good, and the other trainees are great to..."

"The hours can be long."

"The range of practices and industries."

"Generally retention rates are good, but there have been some years which make trainees..."

"There is a secret hatch for ice creams in the canteen. Perfect for a sneaky 3.00..."

"Interesting, balanced and human."

"The firm is very involved with charities such as Future First, giving under privileged..."

"More choice regarding seat options."

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