Get the inside buzz from graduates at Travers Smith LLP

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 35 ratings in 2016)
"Assured, agile, dynamic."
  • 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.
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

What insiders say about...

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

"Partners are extremely accessible and take an interest in trainees and their development...."

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

"Partners are generally very engaged with the development of junior lawyers - I've..."

"The firm has recently invested heavily in refurbishing the entire office space (which..."

"Partners and associates are very understanding, but the nature of the work means..."

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

"Food and taxis in the evening, tickets auctioned for charity from time to time."

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

"A few questions about my CV and work experience. Mainly the partners raised various..."

"Although there is still a lot of paper used at the firm, they do seem to be working..."

"The firm is committed to the quality of its applicants first and foremost, and it..."

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

"I was given a huge amount of client interaction in the Employment department, and..."

"In terms of pro bono work the firm offers free legal aid, and there is a Reading..."

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

"The qualification process, in my opinion, is too opaque."

"Meeting the people who worked there at an event. If you want to work in corporate..."

"Retention rates are very high. 20/21 last time around."

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

"A nice place to work."

"Graduate recruitment do regularly hold events for ethnic minority students who are..."

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

"Slightly more clarity on the qualification process."

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