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2018

"It can sometimes be difficult to commit to things in your personal life."
Second year trainee, London
"The unpredictable nature of the hours."
First year trainee, London
"The hours can be unpredictable, but that's the case at all commercial firms."
First year trainee, London
"There are occasionally very high expectations placed on trainees and the training can be lacking in some departments."
Second year trainee, London
"As people are (understandably) very busy, it can sometimes be difficult to get much context around the deal you are working on initially."
First year trainee, London
"The hours can be long, but that is more a feature of working in a law firm than specifically Latham."
First year trainee, London

2016

"Occasional long hours (though by no means longer than any other firm in my experience)."
Second year trainee, London / Hong Kong
"Lack of clarity for seat choices."
First year trainee, London
"Unpredictable and long hours, though this is a given in any top-tier City firm – at least I really like the people I'm working with and the work I'm doing."
First year trainee, London
"Unsociable hours, sometimes unclear instructions."
Second year trainee, London
"Unpredictability and the fact that you're effectively on call 24/7."
Second year trainee, London
"The working hours can sometimes be very long during busy periods."
First year trainee, London
"Long hours, weekend work (hard to plan weekends away), having to cancel plans due to work."
First year trainee, London

2015

"I have found that the hours can be unpredictable on occasion."
First year trainee, London
"At times I have worked what I would think of as very long hours."
Second year trainee, London
"The hours are often unpredictable."
Second year trainee, London
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