Get the inside buzz from graduates at Travers Smith LLP

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 35 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, intelligent and pragmatic."
9.0 / 10
Formal Training
8.3 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.6 / 10
7.5 / 10
8.5 / 10
8.3 / 10
Pro Bono
8.1 / 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 get work from and talk to associates and partners.


  • 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.

What insiders say about...

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

"There is a lot of social interaction amongst trainees, both work-related and oth..."

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

"Mentoring standards depend on the individual but in my experience supervisors are..."

"Great location, offices can be messy. I think this adds to the charm of the firm..."

"Can't pretend that the hours are great (esp. in corporate) but you're never working..."

"The salary is competitive here, and there is a bonus."

"We are given ex-gratia days to use around Christmas and Easter in addition to our..."

"Simple interview process - no competency questions, just a CV and covering letter...."

"Moral/ethical, current affairs. No competency based questions. The whole point seems..."

"Not really something I've seen them actively seeking to resolve. Without iPads etc,..."

"There has been a long commitment to some diversity programmes here, and a renewed..."

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

"We're given interesting, varied work and early responsibility. We're always supported..."

"The firm provides pro bono work in relation to domestic abuse victims, reading schemes..."

"Early responsibility, great training and lovely people in the office."

"Sometimes communication could be better, but there has been a marked improvement..."

"The small trainee intake, early responsibility and the culture."

"The firm only hire trainees that they think will be good enough to be associates:..."

"There's an opportunity to do part of your training contract in the Paris office."

"You won't find a better place to train."

"PRIME - gets students in to come and visit the firm who may not otherwise get to,..."

"You get stressed at stressful times - which often surround deadlines. As a lawyer..."

"The opportunity to go out on secondment, (although some other trainees have had this..."

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