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8.4 / 10

(based on 14 ratings in 2019)

2019

"A good work/life balance is important to the firm. Fee earners are expected to understand when workloads are heavier and additional hours may be needed. On the whole, there is not an expectation for fee earners to work longer than their contracted hours regularly. Where workloads become unmanageably high, supervisors are very understanding and will work to reduce the burden on trainees and fee earners."
First year trainee, Exeter
"When it is quiet, there is no requirement for anyone to hang around. When it is busy, everyone is expected to muck in. This is to be expected of a commercial law firm in the City. However, Trowers is far more flexible and accommodating than most other firms in the City when it comes to agile working, childcare, accommodating plans and achieving a good work/life balance."
First year trainee, London
"Working hours are generally great, though this does depend on your team. There is no face-time culture where you are expected to be seen late. If you finish your work, you can leave at 5.30 pm on the dot. However, most people finish between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm."
Second year trainee, London
"Work hours are very reasonable. Flexible hours are not advertised but they are usually allowed if you ask on a case-by-case basis."
First year trainee, Manama, Bahrain
"Supervisors are given flexibility in allowing you to work from home if you require."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"I usually work from 9.30 am to 6.15 pm on average."
Second year trainee, London
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