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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  • Some of the IT services are seen as outdated.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.

What insiders say about...

"Research the firm! There are no particularly soft and hard skills required. Therefore,..."

"The firm is friendly and supportive. All partners are approachable in an open-plan..."

"Training is provided formally in weekly sessions for all trainees. These are compulsory..."

"As well as mid-seat and end-of-seat appraisals from supervisors, you have an 'end-of-seat..."

"The office is located opposite the Tower of London, which is nice to see, and makes..."

"I work about 50 hours per week. I think this is slightly more than expected. I have..."


"There's the vitality health scheme with the possibility of obtaining free coffee..."

"I went through an interview procedure, an online test and aptitude test. This has..."

"Two memorable questions from the interview were (1) what I thought about the nature..."

"Lights go off automatically and we are relying on electronic files much more. There..."

"A focus on and commitment to diversity is implicit within everything at Trowers,..."

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

"Trainees are given a very high level of responsibility and contact with clients...."

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

"Relaxed environment, open-door policy, opportunity to do a seat abroad."

"IT systems are not great. Offices could be nicer."

"The work, the culture I experienced on my vacation scheme and the size of intakes...."

"The retention is very good if there are jobs available in the department that you..."

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

"Ambitious, friendly, hardworking and supportive."

"Upgrade the IT systems."

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