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2019

"We get to do high quality, international work for blue chip clients without a lot of the drawbacks you get in Magic Circle firms."
Second year trainee, Edinburgh
"The collaborative work environment, friendly teams and good support network. Pro bono work is encouraged, there's great exposure to a wide client base and interesting work."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"The opportunities that come with such a large firm. We have good-quality international work, 'London'-quality work in the regions, lots of training and support. The opportunities for secondment are excellent."
First year trainee, Leeds
"Our pay level is the best in the region and we get exposure to high level and international work despite being outside of London. We have a wide network of resources to call upon, which improves the trainee experience and allows for delegation of more repetitive tasks."
Second year trainee, Birmingham

2018

"The high level of work that we receive. A lot of effort is made to make you feel welcome. The firm seems to invest a lot in its people and the support staff."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"Most people are down to earth, friendly and fun. The work opportunities and level of clients is better than I was expecting to get."
First year trainee, Manchester
"It's a global firm with the perks to match as well as high-profile clients and good-quality work. Our work/life balance is good for such a big firm."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"I have found that the level of support and training given to trainees is excellent and makes you feel that the firm is really invested in you. Senior colleagues are happy to explain things and provide support. I have also been given a lot more responsibility than I had expected and have been able to work on a variety of interesting deals."
First year trainee, London
"The international secondments, professional development opportunities, quality of training and client work."
First year trainee, Leeds
"DLA Piper has an excellent culture that's inclusive, sociable and international. This attracts like-minded individuals at all levels of seniority, enabling the firm to remain responsive and current in a rapidly developing legal and business environment. DLA Piper's global reach allows us to provide an effortless and seamless service to clients in a manner unparalleled by our rivals."
Second year trainee, London
"I'm working in what I genuinely believe to be the best law firm in the country, with people I like to be around."
First year trainee, London
"The firm allows you to access high-quality work while being based in the regions."
First year trainee,

2017

"The responsibility given, international secondment opportunities and the diversity."
First year trainee, Liverpool
"There is a collaborative working culture across the domestic and international offices. On any given day, I can contribute to matters originating in our Australian, Hong Kong, Bangkok or Singapore offices."
Second year trainee, London
"The dynamism and growth of the firm is a real positive. There is a real sense that DLA Piper is trying to become the leading business law firm, which is really exciting to be part of. You can sense this at an employee level as there is a big push to improve the work satisfaction for employees."
Second year trainee, London
"We have high-profile clients, highly talented and connected senior lawyers, high-value work and high pay."
First year trainee, Liverpool
"The training provided by the firm, both at the outset of a new seat and throughout the course of the seat, is very good."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"The people I work with are all genuinely friendly. There is a respect for your work/life balance and the work you get to do is high profile and for top clients."
First year trainee, London
"Most people are down to earth, approachable and supportive regardless of seniority."
Second year trainee, Edinburgh

2016

"The positive culture and supportive teams."
First year trainee, Liverpool
"Opportunities to do multi-jurisdictional work and overseas secondment opportunities. There's more variation in work here than at Magic Circle firms and the people are friendly."
Second year trainee, London
"Excellent training and pay, collegiate team-focused approach. High-quality international work."
Second year trainee, Liverpool
"The training and people you work with really embrace you as a trainee. You feel part of every department you work in."
First year trainee, Liverpool
"High-quality work. Sector specialities. Being thrown in at the deep end and given real responsibility."
First year trainee, Leeds
"Working with like-minded people and getting good exposure to international work and excellent training."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"International secondment opportunities. Quality of work. Open-door policy. Well-structured training provided."
First year trainee, Manchester
"There's a large support network for graduates."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"The friendly ethos and the high standard of client and work."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"The friendliness of colleagues and commitment to pro bono and CSR. The high-quality work outside of London."
First year trainee, Leeds

2015

"The best things about working at DLA Piper are the big transactions and high value work combined with a friendly ethos."
First year trainee, Manchester
"The firm is innovative and exciting to work for: with an excellent culture and support network, international focus and a wide range of interesting, varied work."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"The secondment opportunities, the levels of responsibility you are given, social aspects, friendly and encouraging partners are great."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"The huge client base allows for a wide variety of work and some extremely interesting cases to get involved in."
First year trainee, London
"There are friendly and approachable people in all teams so you are always able to ask for help if you need to, there are opportunities to do international and client secondments which are offered to trainees in all offices, and the firm does high quality work."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm work with a wide breadth of clients on a global footprint."
First year trainee, London
"The trainee intake is very friendly and diverse."
First year trainee, London
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