Get the inside buzz from graduates at Travers Smith LLP

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 21 ratings in 2017)
"Totally focused on quality."
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 process involved a CV, covering letter and partner-led interview. The process..."

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

"Each department gives extensive training to trainees and also to other lawyers at..."

"The collegiate nature of the firm means that I feel that I can ask for advice from..."

"The London office is well located near St Paul's, and although it is currently undergoing..."

"You stay until the job is done (but then you know that before you sign up) but there's..."

"Pay is great. It's not quite at the level of an American firm, but then we don't..."

"Cakes in the kitchens all the time!"

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

"Questions are open ended and more of a conversation than a grilling. The interview..."

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

"Committed to increasing the diversity of the firm."

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

"I have been given much more responsibility than I expected to get. Very steep learning..."

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

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

"Our IT systems leave something to be desired."

"The small size of the firm, the reputation for top-quality work and the straightforward..."

"They are quite high. We choose trainees with the intention of keeping them on."

"In 1801, one of the firm's founding partners drafted the constitution for the first..."

"Hardworking, professional and good-humoured."

"Links with organisations such as RARE Recruitment."

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

"Better gym subsidy."

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