Get the inside buzz from graduates at Travers Smith LLP

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 21 ratings in 2017)
"Independent law firm with distinctive personality."
9.0 / 10
Formal Training
8.2 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.5 / 10
7.5 / 10
8.1 / 10
8.4 / 10
Pro Bono
8.5 / 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...

"The firm looks to hire candidates who are clever enough to the job and will be able..."

"The firm is an extremely sociable place to work, and since you work with a wide range..."

"Good training programme within departments and excellent general session on public..."

"The room structure means that you are always able to ask for help from someone at..."

"Fancy offices are not what we are about, so if that is the kind of thing that excites..."

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


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

"Not a tiresome application process, but a tough interview that makes you think on..."

"Imagine I'm a client. Explain to me why Travers Smith would be better placed to do..."

"Initiatives are clearly in place in terms of reducing energy consumption."

"The firm is committed to trying to improve it, but there is a long way to go and..."

"Partnership: an incredible number of hours and a huge sacrifice (just like all other..."

"Client contact is good and supervisors make an effort to give you good quality work...."

"We run many pro bono schemes, but the focus had generally been on education outreach:..."

"The people and the room sharing system."

"The lifestyle can be unpredictable."

"I undertook the vacation scheme and I saw how friendly the firm was, and how the..."

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

"The firm used to be called Travers Smith Braithwaite."

"Engaging, collaborative, friendly and hardworking."

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

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

"A more open qualification process."

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