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Satisfaction with Work

7.9 / 10

(based on 13 ratings in 2019)

2019

"I'm very satisfied, I have been involved in work that would normally be assigned to a two- or three-year qualified associate in every practice area I have worked in. Of course, the usual trainee admin must be undertaken alongside this, but it's worth being busier than the average trainee in order to do work of a high level."
First year trainee, London
"I'm very satisfied. I feel that we are given a high level of work from an early stage, which means that, while the learning curve is steep, we make progress quickly."
Second year trainee, London
"Trainees are given huge responsibility, which is appreciated."
Second year trainee, London
"There's a superb level of responsibility from day one. I have had access to challenging tasks with a good level of support."
Second year trainee, London
"Apart from the expected admin work that trainees do, the vast majority of the work is interesting and reflects the firm's willingness to give trainees a lot of responsibility, although this does bring its own challenges."
First year trainee, London
"The type of work will be a mix and depend on the stage my matter is at. There is a lot of substantive work, such as drafting, but also a requirement to help out with the more administrative side of matters."
First year trainee, London
"I've generally been involved with administrative tasks and sometimes substantial drafting. There's a lot of project management. I enjoy the work but would sometimes like more substantive tasks."
First year trainee, London
"Most of the work I do is interesting and substantive. It's rare that trainees are given token administrative tasks. Because of the non-rotational scheme, work can vary day to day, which keeps things interesting."
First year trainee, London

2018

"The work is interesting, challenging and engaging for the most part. Occasionally you have to speak up to get the chance to try higher-level work."
First year trainee, London
"It can vary. Sometimes you are given a lot of responsibility and are asked to do interesting work. Other times you can be asked to do quite dull administrative tasks. However, this is to be expected at a junior level."
First year trainee, London
"We get lots of responsibility including drafting witness statements, being in direct contact with clients on a daily basis and drafting external memos. The work is mostly of a decent quality although there is, inevitably, some boring admin to do."
First year trainee, London
"We are given more responsibility and more interesting things to do than peers at other firms. I find that we are typically corresponding with clients and outside counsel more frequently than we would elsewhere."
First year trainee, London
"I'm very satisfied. I have a high level of responsibility and work closely with partners, associates and clients on a wide variety of deals."
Second year trainee, London
"I get a very high quality of work that can be associate level at times."
First year trainee, London
"The work I have been assigned has been mixed. Much of it has inevitably been quite dry and procedural, which is to be expected at the trainee level, but I have also been afforded the opportunity to do some more interesting work, such as for the tax and antitrust departments. People will encourage you to take ownership of aspects of a deal and this can lead to having a good deal of responsibility at an early stage, which is great experience."
First year trainee, London
"I'm pretty satisfied. I get a lot of responsibility to run with matters and liaise directly with clients. The only downside is that you can find it difficult to move on to new projects once staffed on a longer-term project because we don't have traditional seats. It can be done though; you just have to speak up."
Second year trainee, London
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