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8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2018)
"Very friendly, interesting focus on the industries of tomorrow...."
9.3 / 10
Formal Training
7.5 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.4 / 10
7.9 / 10
6.8 / 10
8.0 / 10
Pro Bono
7.6 / 10


  • There’s a great camaraderie and support network among staff and trainees.
  • Trainees are given high levels of responsibility and varied work from day one.
  • Trainees think very highly of the offices and their location.
  • There’s a lot of formal training on offer as well as a mentor and buddy system.


  • The seat allocation process could be more transparent.
  • The salary is not seen as being particularly competitive.
  • The hours can be unpredictable at times.
  • There are no international secondments available.

What insiders say about...

"Make sure you know the firm inside out and back to front. Look at key deals they..."

"There is a general sense of camaraderie even in corporate departments. People work..."

"There is training at the start of every seat. This is incredibly useful, as are the..."

"Everyone is very approachable and will make time to help you. There are a number..."

"Taylor Wessing sponsors the National Portrait Gallery Photographic Prize and has..."

"The working hours are as good as it gets at a City law firm!"

"The pay is OK but not that competitive compared to firms of the same size and reputation...."

"The in-house GP surgery is extremely handy. As the firm is a sponsor of the National..."

"All training contracts are hard to get but the Taylor Wessing selection process is..."

"I was asked about some of the different modules on my degree and my dissertation...."

"There are a number of initiatives in place to ensure everyone limits their carbon..."

"There has been a big focus on diversity in the firm, with women in business events,..."

"I am given a reasonably high level of responsibility, and interact with clients on..."

"Pro bono schemes are available and mandatory for trainees."

"The culture is a huge plus. 'Good culture' is bandied about in the legal industry..."

"Unpredictable hours and not enough chances to do all the seats you want to do (but..."

"I attended a Bright Network event where I had the opportunity to speak to a couple..."

"Very good but depends on how popular each seat is in that particular year."

"The firm sponsors the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National..."

"Ambitious, friendly and encouraging."

"The firm is very involved with charities such as Future First, giving under privileged..."

"More and better soft-skills training."

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