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7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2017)
"The firm is ambitious, and has high-growth in a global-reach...."
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...

"Norton Rose Fulbright looks for candidates who have a solid academic and extra-curricular..."

"The firm has an open-door policy, and partners stay late with juniors if it is required...."

"While I think that some departments will ensure that you take as much away from training..."

"I can see that associates and partners are very accessible here; even those at the..."

"Perhaps the most impressive office of all the City firms. Stunning views of Tower..."

"Average hours vary from team to team, but when a team is busy I have tended to work..."

"I think the pay is good relative to the firm's position generally and when compared..."

"Perks include F1 tickets, rugby (Twickenham) tickets and some fun client lunches/dinners...."

"Individual written assessment followed by partner interview. Asked questions on commercial..."

"I was asked to elaborate on some of my answers in my application. Definitely be familiar..."

"The fact that we have a leading renewable energy practice helps to focus attention..."

"I think that the diversity initiatives here are incomparable: the diversity networks..."

"I have a lot of client interaction in my current seat (third seat trainee). In my..."

"There is pro bono work every Tuesday and it's a good chance for trainees to be involved..."

"There are lots of opportunities for secondments, both to international offices and..."

"HR's approach to seat choices and allocation. Seats last for six months so being..."

"The people I met from the firm at open events (including the number of trainees who..."

"The retention rates are generally high, which is promising. I like to think that..."

"We have a cinema room!"

"Fun, friendly and top-tier in many areas."

"The firm works with underprivileged schools in Southwark; gives them work experience...."

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

"A guaranteed international secondment."

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