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Taylor Wessing

Insider reviews

Get the inside view from graduates at Taylor Wessing

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2019)
"Friendly, fun and human."
8.8 / 10
Formal Training
7.9 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.6 / 10
7.7 / 10
7.3 / 10
7.1 / 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.
  • Some departments can be harder to qualify into that others.

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"Modern, great view, very clean."

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"No bonuses for trainees but a reasonable salary."

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"I was asked who my favourite person throughout history is."

"There are big efforts to improve this and every month it seems that there is something..."

"There are a number of diversity initiatives at the firm and there appears to be a..."

"I have lots of responsibility in my work, and have run small matters on a number..."

"There's a weekly legal advice clinic attended by trainees and encouragement to take..."

"Great people, interesting work, lots of responsibility."

"Some partners are more supportive than others."

"The firm's reputation and focus on fast-moving sectors."

"Overall good the retention rates are good. As with every firm, retention often depends..."

"The meeting room biscuits are great!"

"Innovative and forward-looking."

"Does not dismiss applications from other universities outside of the top 10."

"Greater opportunities for overseas secondments."

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