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Bird & Bird LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Insider reviews

Get the inside view from graduates at Bird & Bird LLP

8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 6 ratings in 2019)
"The firm is innovative, collaborative and interesting."
8.8 / 10
Formal Training
7.8 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.0 / 10
7.0 / 10
6.2 / 10
7.4 / 10
Pro Bono
6.8 / 10


  • Approachable colleagues help to give the firm a sociable and relaxed culture.
  • The office and facilities, including coffee shop and restaurant, are very highly regarded.
  • Trainees are given a wide variety of tasks and a lot of responsibility from an early stage.


  • Salaries are thought to be slightly less competitive than they could be.
  • While work/life balance is strong, long hours can be expected.
  • Some trainees would like more varied and structured training.

What insiders say about...

"Historically, the firm's trainee intake was mostly recruited from its vacation scheme..."

"It's very relaxed but there's a strong emphasis on quality."

"There are regular training sessions for all departments. Trainees get drafting-skills..."

"Partners and solicitors are always very happy to help and explain things (as long..."

"We are moving to new offices soon. The dress code is not overly smart, unless of..."

"I work very good hours in general. If you don't have work you can leave (after asking..."

"I wasn't after the firm that pays the most - I wanted a firm that pays a competitive..."

"If you have to stay past 9:00pm, you get a takeaway and a taxi home on the house...."

"There is an application form and a video interview. This was followed by an assessment..."

"I was asked about my application and my time at university. However, I understand..."

"I believe that the new building we are moving to in 2016 will be green."

"There is a good approach to diversity with ethnic groups and both genders well represented...."

"This varies by department. My work in dispute resolution was generally more challenging..."

"We run an IP Clinic which offers free advice at the University of the Arts."

"People are very friendly, highly intelligent and love what they do. The quality of..."

"Technology needs improving. We rely on paper too much and there are no laptops/tablets..."

"The people, the quality of the clients, the type of work (I'm big into tech, start-ups..."

"I was very confident as a new joiner, however, the competition for popular departments..."

"We take the ampersand very seriously."

"Interesting, fun and challenging."

"The firm has held and attended events for ethnic minorities interested in a career..."

"I'd love the firm to have a dog policy."

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