Get the inside buzz from graduates at Travers Smith LLP

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 35 ratings in 2016)
"Best independent firm in London."
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...

"Simple and straightforward application procedure: CV and cover letter. No psychometric..."

"There is a flat hierarchy here — as a trainee you sit in a room with an associate..."

"At the start of each seat, you will get a formal training programme from the department...."

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

"While the current offices are nothing spectacular they are undergoing a big refurbishment...."

"I have found working hours at Travers Smith to be flexible, and I am able to go to..."

"NQs salaries are in line with similar law firms but there is a sense that they should..."

"Free food, drink and taxis if working late."

"Questions that encourage you to take a point of view and back up your argument with..."

"I don't remember the specifics but the questions were challenging and designed to..."

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

"Since the recent recruitment of a new HR manager and a CSR/diversity manager, the..."

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

"Lots of client interaction and responsibility (almost too much!)."

"There are some excellent pro bono projects (I have worked with colleagues on the..."

"The firm has a strong reputation, with blue chip clients. Trainees are given plenty..."

"Sometimes we could do with slightly bigger teams to spread out the workload."

"I had attended the excellent vacation scheme, and very much liked the atmosphere..."

"If you are good enough they will take you on."

"We have one of the nicest Christmas carol concerts in the City."

"An independent, collaborative and non-hierarchical firm."

"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."

"A more open qualification process."

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