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Get the inside view from graduates at Osborne Clarke

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 5 ratings in 2019)
"Innovative and friendly."
8.8 / 10
Formal Training
8.6 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.6 / 10
7.4 / 10
7.2 / 10
8.0 / 10
Pro Bono
8.4 / 10


  • The firm has a very strong sense of teamwork and a friendly culture.
  • Trainees felt that the work they were given regularly improved in line with their ability.
  • There is currently a firm-wide drive to improve diversity and support at all levels.
  • Agile working is available for people at all levels, meaning it is easier to maintain a good work/life balance.


  • The office café is seen as being more expensive than it should be.
  • Some trainees felt that not all offices were paid equally well.
  • While secondments are provided, some wanted an increase in number.
  • There can be competition for qualification seats in popular departments.

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"Not very diverse at all. Few female partners."

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"Friendly culture; quality of work."

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"The size of the firm and trainee intake (there are about ten in my intake in my office),..."

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"Inclusive and ambitious."

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"It can get busy, but generally the atmosphere is not too stressful."

"Provide a canteen or café for the staff in London."

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