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Trowers & Hamlins LLP

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8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2019)
"Ambitious, friendly, hardworking and supportive."
8.9 / 10
Formal Training
7.6 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.8 / 10
8.4 / 10
6.7 / 10
8.9 / 10
Pro Bono
6.2 / 10


  • Work/life balance is seen as important at the firm and flexibility around hours reflects this.
  • Trainees get a wide variety of important tasks to complete from early on.
  • There’s a relaxed and friendly culture throughout the firm at all levels.
  • Both formal and informal training is seen as being very good and helpful.


  • The salary is low when compared to other City firms.
  • Some of the IT services are seen as outdated.
  • There could be more transparency around seat allocations.
  • Limited seat options are offered in regional offices.

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"Offices tend to be central and well appointed, although the quality of decoration..."

"I usually work from 9.30 am to 6.15 pm on average."

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"Provision of a car and flat when out in the Gulf."

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"Excellence across the board will be required, but also a business case is needed..."

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"I have little experience with pro bono work at the firm. However, I have been part..."

"The culture of professionalism and the huge amount of responsibility given at an..."

"Hours can be long depending on where you are sitting."

"Its international presence, flat hierarchy, culture and friendliness of the people...."

"From what I have seen, the retention rates are generally very high."

"The first female solicitor to gain a practising certificate was at the firm."

"Dynamic, flexible, changing and high-achieving."

"Upgrade the IT systems."

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