Pluses

2017

"Great people, great work and a better work/life balance than many City law firms."
Second year trainee, London
"The friendly atmosphere, the quality of the work and training, and the room-sharing system."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has a great culture and a very supportive atmosphere. The partners and associates are approachable, friendly and always happy to answer any questions you might have."
First year trainee, London
"I like the culture, the quality of work, the excellent training and the attitude to ensuring a work/life balance. There's also a strong commitment towards diversity and inclusion."
Second year trainee, London
"There is a light-hearted, upbeat and inclusive culture at the firm that makes it a genuinely friendly and enjoyable place to work. Partners are very hands-on with training and are alert to the hours you work."
First year trainee, London
"The room structure allows you to learn from a range of people and encourages discussion between partners, associates and trainees on complicated legal issues."
First year trainee, London
"The people. Everyone is very friendly and supportive on every level."
First year trainee, London
"The level of responsibility given, the friendly and supportive people, the lack of hierarchy, fun and approachable partners and the good work/life balance."
Second year trainee, London
"The people, the culture and the salary."
Second year trainee, London
"Management is obviously keen to improve agile working, flexible working and diversity, which are all great things to be working on. This is especially important since City law firms seem to be behind the curve."
First year trainee, London

2016

"Being given enough responsibility to be constantly stretched."
First year trainee, London
"People care about your personal development as a lawyer."
Second year trainee, London
"The amount of laughter in the office. My colleagues are exceedingly friendly and great to work with."
First year trainee, London
"Great variety of work and the ability to learn vast amounts from supervisors (associates and partners alike) as trainees tend to share a room with both a partner and an associate."
First year trainee, London
"The culture. People enjoy what they do and support you well."
First year trainee, London
"There isn't a hierarchy. You can ask a partner a question without it being a big deal. There is a huge amount of support at every level. Trainee work is of a very high standard with the opportunity to take on as much responsibility as you feel comfortable with."
Second year trainee, Travers Smith
"Work/life balance. The firm is currently rolling out agile working across all levels of seniority. Also, the people are the best. Intelligent but humble and so easy to get along with."
First year trainee, London
"Room sharing, friendly colleagues and the quality of work."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"The people are the best thing about working at Travers Smith: incredibly bright, supportive and friendly in equal measure."
Second year trainee, London
"My fellow trainees are friendly - a real plus of working here."
First year trainee, London
"There is no micro-management here, and a sense of meritocracy."
Second year trainee, London
"The friendly and inclusive culture make Travers Smith stand out."
First year trainee, London
"Early responsibility, great training and lovely people in the office."
Second year trainee, London
"The room sharing system is a plus: giving the firm a great atmosphere, and meaning that everyone can feel really involved with ongoing work."
First year trainee, London
"The firm is small enough for an individual to make a significant difference, but it is large enough to secure instructions from top clients."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"The people and the room sharing system."
Second year trainee, London
"The people are sociable and down to earth."
Second year trainee, London
"Contact with partners and their openness."
First year trainee, London
"Great friendly atmosphere, intelligent and charismatic people."
First year trainee, London
"The size of the firm; it is small and collegiate yet with big work."
First year trainee, London
"The 'room-sharing' structure which fosters a close-knit, collegiate environment."
Second year trainee, London
"Supportive, friendly environment; exposure to good quality work."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm has a strong reputation, with blue chip clients. Trainees are given plenty of responsibility and able to work on high-profile matters/cases."
Second year trainee, London
"The fact that people take time to give you work, explain the background and what you have done well or not so well; i.e. the teaching experiences."
First year trainee, London
"The level of respect and inclusion given to trainees. Interesting, bright and friendly people."
First year trainee, London

2013

"Collegiate atmosphere, supportive colleagues, great work."
Second year trainee, London
"Great tax client base. Pre-eminent in the private equity space. Supportive and collegiate environment."
Newly qualified solicitor, London
"The quality of the training and the fact that you are working with people who are good fun."
First year trainee, London
"How approachable everyone is, irrespective of their level of seniority."
Second year trainee, Paris
"Good pay, hours and a nice working environment. Partners/Associates taking the time to explain the tasks they set you."
First year trainee, London
"Relaxed atmosphere, good people, freedom to choose the sort of work you want to be involved with."
Newly qualified solicitor, London
"Not so big that you get lost in the crowd. Not so small that the work is boring."
First year trainee, London
"Client contact. Small teams. Quality clients."
Newly qualified solicitor,
"Room sharing system. High level of responsibility from the outset."
First year trainee, London
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