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7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 19 ratings in 2018)
"An insurance powerhouse."
7.9 / 10
Formal Training
7.5 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.8 / 10
7.7 / 10
4.4 / 10
7.0 / 10
Pro Bono
7.7 / 10


  • Colleagues of all levels are friendly and helpful.
  • Maintaining a healthy work/life balance is encouraged and there is no culture of face-time.
  • Trainees are given good levels of responsibility and exposure to a wide range of work.
  • The firm offers benefits to make settling in easier before a trainees’ first pay cheque.


  • While working hours are still seen as being good, busy periods are becoming more common.
  • Retention rates are good, but there are limited spaces in the more popular departments.
  • The clarity around seat moves and retention could be improved.
  • Salaries are seen as being below those on offer at other firms.

What insiders say about...

"The assessment day involves a drafting task, a group presentation and a two-partner..."

"I'm currently in a very sociable team, they actually like each other and enjoy spending..."

"Several legal training sessions are held every week. There are also non-legal courses..."

"This varies from department to department but there are always people in the team..."

"Dress code is relaxed in my dept – no tie, etc. Brown shoes however are apparently..."

"Busy during the hours I do spend in the office but no culture of 'face-time' and..."

"I believe salary is in line with market rates and will go up with experience."

"We get £350 p/a towards gym and sports memberships. Trainees on secondments abroad..."

"Online application, assessment day and interview. Much of the process is designed..."

"Why do you want to be a solicitor at Clyde & Co? What did you work on during your..."

"The firm is paper-heavy but working towards a clear-desk policy. While I think improvements..."

"The firm has diversity bulletins and seeks to ensure that anyone who wishes to raise..."

"My days vary hugely, I recently spent an entire day/night bundling and the next day..."

"I have worked on a mentoring scheme where I mentored undergraduates who were interested..."

"Good work/life balance and friendly work environment."

"The administration of the training contract can feel disorganised."

"Clyde & Co has expertise in key sectors of interest to me, and are forward thinking..."

"For those trainees that don't get offered a job in their chosen department, the partners..."

"We are the most active firm in the English courts."

"On a mission to take over the world, it seems!"

"I believe Clyde & Co does have relationships with organisations seeking to address..."

"Some tasks are stressful but usually because I feel out of my comfort zone or challenged...."

"One change could be the provision of more information on seat choices, in advance..."

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