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8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 35 ratings in 2016)
"Independent law firm with distinctive personality."
Pros: 
  • 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 get work from and talk to associates and partners.
Cons: 
  • The training on offer could be a little more consistent from department to department.
  • Some felt that the IT and admin systems could benefit from being updated.
  • The qualification process is not as transparent as it could be.
Culture
9.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.3 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.6 / 10
 
Hours
7.5 / 10
 
Salary
8.5 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.3 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.1 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Take the time to try to understand the identity of the firm. Be prepared to answer..."

"I have never worked for a more welcoming and personable institution."

"Excellent. A lot of partner involvement. It is focused, personal training."

"Partners are really accessible, I feel able to ask questions of them. People always..."

"Location is great and I think the completion suite is impressive when it comes to..."

"The hours are generally very reasonable and you only need to stay when there is work..."

"Pay is on a par with the rest of the top City firms."

"The kitchen is full of free drinks and snacks after 6:00pm."

"Obviously it's competitive, but the recruitment process is good - one interview and..."

"I was asked how I would act in different ethical/topical situations and to explain..."

"The firm implements standard 'paperless policies' but this is not seen so much among..."

"We now have a CSR and diversity manager (previously at Stonewall) who has really..."

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

"In the pensions department I draft deeds, perform legal research, send documents..."

"There are lots of opportunities to take part in pro bono projects at Travers Smith,..."

"Supportive, friendly environment; exposure to good quality work."

"Slightly out-dated IT and admin systems."

"The firm's prestige and reputation for excellence, along with the straightforward..."

"Pretty good - Travers Smith hire the amount of trainees they do on the basis that..."

"One of the partners also teaches Zumba classes at a surprisingly large gym in the..."

"Friendly, intelligent and pragmatic."

"We have a week where pupils from non-privileged backgrounds come for a mid-term internship...."

"A very high standard is expected at all times in respect of every piece of work."

"Better facilities."

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