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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Travers Smith LLP

8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 27 ratings in 2018)
"Independent law firm with distinctive personality."
8.4 / 10
Formal Training
8.0 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.8 / 10
7.0 / 10
7.9 / 10
8.2 / 10
Pro Bono
8.0 / 10


  • The working environment is very positive within the firm thanks to the flat hierarchy and friendly colleagues.
  • There is historically high retention with effort made to find a place for all trainees.
  • The firm’s room-sharing system means that trainees are constantly able to get work from, and talk to, associates and partners.
  • Salaries are seen as being fair for the hours worked by trainees.


  • Some felt that the IT and admin systems could benefit from being updated.
  • Hours, training and the quality of work can vary greatly between departments.
  • The qualification process is not as transparent as it could be.
  • While hours are considered fair, they can still be unpredictable.

What insiders say about...

"People who take their work but not themselves seriously; articulate and quick on..."

"In the office I found that there is a very supportive atmosphere, and the partners..."

"I found there to be a lot of departmental training provided for new trainees on each..."

"Some partners and associates are very good at giving feedback and providing guidance...."

"Swanky new offices! Dress code is quite relaxed. It's rare to see a tie. Fridays..."

"Hours have been fine - you expect to work some late nights. The unpredictability..."

"The pay is generous."

"There is a raffle to bid for cheap tickets to the firm's box at the Royal Albert..."

"This was the most enjoyable interview process I had. There is no round with HR and..."

"Should we really be helping companies to save on tax? What would you do if the client..."

"I know there is a committee that looks into this at the firm."

"Travers Smith are working really hard on this. I've been asked how to make events..."

"Partnership is a real possibility here, that's what makes it stand out from other..."

"I sometimes have tasks that I very much enjoy including writing letters and drafting..."

"There are loads of pro bono activities going on. You can't always get time to do..."

"I like the culture, the quality of work, the excellent training and the attitude..."

"There can be a certain amount of face-time in some departments."

"Doing top-quality work at a mid-sized firm with a more open culture attracted me..."

"Retention rates are very high. 20/21 last time around."

"The senior partner has a grandfather clock in his office, passed down the ages from..."

"Personable, independent, forward-thinking."

"Recruitment fairs put on for prospective trainees varies across a wide range of universities...."

"It is by its nature a stressful job but again this is client driven so the firm can..."

"Better facilities."

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