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Get the inside view from graduates at Norton Rose Fulbright

7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2017)
"High quality, varied and fun."
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.

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"Pay is generally in line with the other City firms."

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"I applied for a training contract. I was contacted very quickly and asked to an assessment..."

"I was asked about the dissertation topic for my English literature degree, my recommendations..."

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"They are trying hard to make things better. Lots of flexible working hours."

"Depends on the department and the partner. I've had experiences of very basic admin..."

"All trainees must participate in pro bono. My involvement has largely been on small..."

"Interesting work, good training and great colleagues."

"The firm has not kept up with some competitors in terms of remuneration."

"The global nature of the firm and top quality work."

"If you make a good impression and the department like you, I think they will make..."

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

"Supportive, international and ambitious."

"PRIME work experience for students from less privileged backgrounds to introduce..."

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"More structured training, such as a practice area training programme. Lunchtime sessions..."

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