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9.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2018)
"Intelligent and client-focused specialists."
8.3 / 10
Formal Training
8.1 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.4 / 10
7.2 / 10
9.1 / 10
7.4 / 10
Pro Bono
9.7 / 10


  • The remuneration is competitive at both trainee and new qualifier level.
  • Weil gives trainees a great deal of responsibility, meaning they are able to learn quickly.
  • The firm has a friendly yet professional working atmosphere.
  • There’s a generous holiday allowance as well as other perks offered by the firm.


  • Hours can be long and unpredictable, especially in some departments.
  • Some feel that they could benefit from additional formal training.
  • There could be more social events held at the start of the training contract.
  • Seat rotation and secondment opportunities could be more open and flexible.

What insiders say about...

"The firm looks for all round lawyers, with strong technical skills, as well as social..."

"I have found that all the teams I have worked with are well managed and create a..."

"In my opinion this is (largely) a learning by doing profession, but the firm do run..."

"The firm operates a mentoring scheme for less formal, confidential guidance."

"Dress code – depends very much on the department, but (for men) suit trousers and..."

"It depends on the department and how busy it is."

"The reason I get up in the morning."

"While this perk is not unusual, the free taxis that are provided after 9:00pm make..."

"The process consisted of an application form, a verbal reasoning test, a first interview,..."

"Business-related questions. I was given a legal problem a business may have and asked..."

"We are making more efforts each year."

"The firm has very good diversity policies, and this is particularly true of the current..."

"As a trainee, there are reviews every three months, and then every six months as..."

"I'm very satisfied with the variety of tasks and matters covered. I'm often working..."

"I completed over 200 hours of pro bono last year, and there seem to be hundreds of..."

"The people and the work."

"The hours are sometimes long and challenging, but this is likely the case with any..."

"There's very high-quality work with top-tier clients, a small intake size, good responsibility..."

"Regularly 100% or close to."

"We keep bees on the roof."

"Intelligent and client-focused specialists."

"Provide an IT buddy for the first few weeks."

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