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7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2017)
"Well placed, well resourced, global law firm."
8.2 / 10
Formal Training
7.6 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.1 / 10
6.8 / 10
7.3 / 10
8.4 / 10
Pro Bono
7.6 / 10


  • People at the firm are friendly, encouraging and supportive.
  • There are excellent international opportunities including being able to do more than one seat abroad.
  • Trainees are given a high level of responsibility and good quality work early on.
  • Both formal and informal training are treated with high importance.


  • The quality of work and levels of responsibility vary between departments.
  • Hours can be long, though this again depends on the department.
  • While historically good, retention rates appear to have dipped recently.
  • There is not as much notice regarding seat moves as some would like.

What insiders say about...

"Do your due diligence - research the firm and be prepared to talk about recent deals..."

"Overall there is an attitude of getting the job done to a high standard without spending..."

"Extensive training. Always sessions to attend on both legal and non legal. Networking..."

"We are assigned a partner mentor in our training contract. It depends on the person..."

"Beautiful location, beautiful view, fantastic office space."

"Extremely variable (due to transactional nature of work) first few weeks were 20..."

"The pay for trainees is competitive."

"Pension, and rail season tickets."

"It's a pretty difficult process - last I checked we get about 2000 applications for..."

"Questions ranged from my background and education to characteristics that would make..."

"We aren't allowed bins in our individual offices which encourages you to think about..."

"We have a very diverse workforce of people with all sorts of backgrounds."

"I have a good deal of client contact. Day-to-day I email clients, attend client meetings..."

"The pro bono activities at NR are taken very seriously, and all trainees must support..."

"The supportive colleagues and friendly environment. We have amazing offices in a..."

"The firm is not particularly sociable outside of working hours."

"International outlook, its ambition to expand across the world and its culture. I..."

"Retention rate this year was in the 90's I believe. If you're good, the firm is busy..."

"Sometimes, from the 9th floor terrace, you can see the Mayor of London hanging out..."

"A friendly, hard-working and international firm."

"Work experience for students from less privileged backgrounds ensures that from an..."

"It can be stressful at times but it is important to respond to stress in a productive..."

"More flexibility with seat choices and offering trainees a guarantee that they could..."

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