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Get the inside view from graduates at Cooley (UK) LLP

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 5 ratings in 2019)
"Tech savvy, cool, new kid on the block."
9.1 / 10
Formal Training
7.3 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.6 / 10
7.3 / 10
9.7 / 10
8.1 / 10
Pro Bono
8.9 / 10


  • The office has a friendly atmosphere that encourages trainee development.
  • As there is a small intake, trainees are able to take on high levels of responsibility early on.
  • The trainee salary and associate bonus scheme are both seen as being very good for the industry.
  • Trainees are confident of retention as the rates are consistently high.


  • Some would like more transparency about what jobs are available on qualification.
  • The high levels of responsibility offered could be seen as daunting by some.
  • While there is flexibility and leniency, hours can still be long.
  • There could be a wider range of seats to choose from.

What insiders say about...

"A single assessment day: group exercise in the morning then multiple interviews with..."

"People are generally good-natured in the office and everyone gets on well. Associates..."

"The lunchtime internal training programme for trainees wasn’t running when I started,..."

"First year trainees get paired with second year trainee "buddies" who are there for..."

"The office is in a great location above Liverpool Street. The firm recently introduced..."

"The general approach is that you should only stay late if you actually have work..."

"Not only is the firm friendly and without a negative after-hours culture, but the..."

"Dinners, gadgets and the allowance we get for the gym or other physical activities..."

"The usual questions: why law? Why this firm? I was asked about recent events as well...."

"I'm not sure, we haven't really been told of any initiatives so far."

"The legacy firm only had one female partner but Cooley has already hired 3 more female..."

"Very satisfied. I do a lot of research but also do various relief applications to..."

"The person in charge of the pro bono department is great and really enthusiastic,..."

"Everyone is extremely friendly and welcoming and willing to help you when you need..."

"Lack of control over seat rotations."

"There's dynamic energy, lots of work in the tech industry and a growing office."

"There is little transparency as to what new qualifier jobs will be available."

"Cooley works with companies from start-ups to the biggest name clients. Every single..."

"Tech savvy, cool, new kid on the block."

"Be more flexible about working from home."

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