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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)
"Global, ambitious and friendly."
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...

"My general tip is that you should be wary of 'commercial awareness'. It has no meaning...."

"Plenty of opportunity to get involved in the culture, pro bono, charity work and..."

"Obligatory Continuing Professional Development training is well organised. Departments..."

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

"It would be nice to have a gym and better food in the canteen."

"The hours are often long and can be challenging. It is sometimes possible to leave..."

"The salary is fine, but it's not as good as Magic Circle or American firms, and I..."

"Good opportunity for international secondments."

"Initial step is the online form followed up by an all-day assessment day. The assessment..."

"There was a variety of questions. Most were related to me but there were also a couple..."

"I haven't seen much in this area beyond the usual recycling."

"The firm are beyond committed to diversity. As a gay man I feel completely at liberty..."

"I have a lot of client interaction day-to-day: I email clients, attend meetings at..."

"Pro bono is a compulsory feature on the training contract programme. Trainees are..."

"The culture is great and the people are all very friendly. There's a good effort..."

"Endless administrative tasks (be it in banking or litigation)."

"I attended an open day at the firm and also met the firm's representatives during..."

"The retention rates are quite high."

"Norton Rose Fulbright has the widest international reach of any law firm worldwide...."

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

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

"Only during the most intense periods is there stress. Otherwise the atmosphere is..."

"More control over when I am given work so that I can manage my time more effectively...."

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