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7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2017)
"Norton Rose Fulbright is open, friendly and hard-working, but..."
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...

"A successful initial application is followed by an assessment day, which includes..."

"It's a serious place where people work very hard but there is no expectation to put..."

"The firm offers extensive team-specific training when you move to a new team. In..."

"Everyone is really accessible and easy to contact. You sit with a supervisor who..."

"The office is very well located (a five-minute walk from London Bridge) with beautiful..."

"They can be long but this is to be expected. If you aren't willing to do long hours,..."

"I think the pay is in line with the rest of the City law firms. I'm very happy with..."

"The firm generally provides a much higher uplift for international secondments than..."

"One assessment day - the secret is to apply as early as you possibly can. Late applications..."

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

"In terms of reducing their carbon footprint, the firm has lots of recycling bins..."

"Different networks for a variety of social groups. Assistance for women on maternity..."

"A wide range of responsibilities from the most mundane administrative tasks to interesting..."

"Trainees have to commit a number of hours to volunteering, and I think it's great...."

"The quality of work and level of responsibility given to trainees."

"The fact that we find out about our next seats quite late."

"The combination of the opportunity to do excellent work with major corporate clients..."

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

"The firm sponsors Southern Hemisphere Rugby and the Hong Kong Sevens tournament -..."

"Top notch training and people."

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

"Can be stressful depending on deadlines but generally okay."

"Better coffee machines."

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