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2019

"We advised on the creation of John Lewis."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm regularly hosts world-renowned speakers, academics, entrepreneurs and foreign dignitaries for events that are open to all employees. A few weeks ago Sir Kim Darroch, then the UK's Ambassador to the US, joined us for a breakfast talk and the World Bank's General Counsel, Sandie Okoro, recently gave a speech on inclusion in the workplace."
Second year trainee, London
"There is a bee keeper and bees on the top of the fifth floor above the gym."
First year trainee, London
"The late-night menu is amazing. If you have to work late, you may as well have falafel."
Second year trainee, London
"We get free fruit on Tuesdays and Thursdays."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has a 31st floor, 90% of people here don't know this."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"When there's a Tube strike, you get a free breakfast if you get in before 9:30am."
Second year trainee, London
"There is significant 'unconscious bias' on the part of the partners in who they promote."
Second year trainee, London
"You can get cheese boards delivered to your desk in the evenings."
First year trainee, London
"The free coffee machines are the same as the Waitrose coffee machines - which are awesome."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"We are the only London firm which regularly serve Smarties cookies as part of its catering service. These are crucial when burning the midnight oil."
"There are little displays in the canteen that switch every so often, where you can sign up for deals from third parties, buy used books and try new recipes the café or restaurant are proposing or introducing."
First year trainee, London
"Clifford Chance is the youngest of the Magic Circle firms."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm has its own indoor swimming pool, art club and theatre club through which you get discounted tickets to major exhibitions and shows."
Second year trainee, London

2013

"The famous CC cookies are baked daily on site."
First year trainee, London
"Great cookies. And a great gym to deal with the great cookies."
First year trainee, London
"We pay the highest uplift to international secondees of any international law firm (as far as I'm aware), meaning that the pay rise when you're on an international secondment is huge!"
Second year trainee, London
"We have an in-house bar with a view over the city."
Second year trainee, London
"The cookies are outrageously good, and if you're working late you can get them delivered to your desk... Just as well we have a gym!"
First year trainee, London
"25 years ago - while Canary Wharf was being built - the current site of the office was (literally) underwater, and one of the firm's Real Estate partners (still at the firm) visited our future office for the first time by boat as the Jubilee line and DLR had not been built, and the Canary Wharf site was only accessible by water."
Second year trainee, London
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