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2018

"The level of responsibility you are given is only limited by your ability, not your position."
First year trainee, London
"The firm is really diverse, including in terms of backgrounds and universities attended. The people are really supportive and kind and we have a smaller intake than most Magic Circle firms, making it a more personal experience in my view."
First year trainee, London
"There are great levels of responsibility and the senior lawyers at the firm invest lots of time in training you to ensure you develop useful skills. People are honest and open about how you can improve, which sounds scary but is actually really useful for your personal development. There are also lots of social events and drinks so you can get really involved in your team."
Second year trainee, London
"The culture and people, the multi-jurisdictional scope of the work and the benefits that really do aim to make life easier."
First year trainee, London
"The incredibly diverse mix of highly talented and approachable people."
First year trainee, London
"The best thing about working at the firm is the interesting nature of the work we do. Our clients tend to be household names and the deals are almost always followed by the press."
First year trainee, London

2016

"The people are all motivated, the quality of work, being rewarded for taking ownership and responsibility over work, the feeling that we are looked after, opportunities for travel."
First year trainee, London
"Pay on qualification; great quality of work; very friendly atmosphere (regardless of how busy people are); good secondment opportunities (my fourth seat was in Hong Kong); there is a maturity to the working culture, even for trainees."
Second year trainee, London / Hong Kong
"Latham is definitely a good place to work and I am happy to come to work every day. The people are very friendly and supportive and it is a positive working environment. There is the opportunity to get involved in a range of work including pro bono. I also enjoy the support and camaraderie among the trainee intake."
First year trainee, London
"Most people are very supportive and friendly. The other trainees are also a great group. There tends not to be very much hierarchy."
First year trainee, London
"Amazing culture. People are down to earth and friendly. Work is top-tier, interesting and (if you ask and are ready for it) you get real responsibility as a trainee. Good pay. Good client and overseas secondment opportunities. Diversity is really emphasised."
First year trainee, London
"International work. Relaxed and approachable culture."
Second year trainee, London
"Working on interesting, cross-border work on a daily basis with a large amount of trainee independence and responsibility on work streams."
First year trainee, London
"Access to top deals, global clients and being trusted with a lot of responsibility from day one."
First year trainee, London

2015

"The people and the culture at the firm are both real pluses."
First year trainee, London
"Positive aspects include the international scope of the firm, and the chance to do secondments in overseas offices."
Second year trainee, London
"I work alongside great juniors in the team."
Second year trainee, London
"The people are incredible, and there is an open, friendly culture here. The high level of responsibility at a trainee level is also a plus."
First year trainee, London
"The responsibility you are given here is great, accompanied by an excellent salary, and the firm does not feel hierarchical. There are also great socials."
Second year trainee, London
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