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The Lex 100 Survey

the lex 100 survey

We sent online surveys to graduate recruitment managers at the UK's largest law firms. 174 firms successfully took part and distributed our survey to their trainees.

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The Student Column

student column

We’ve created The Student Column as a place where current students who have accepted a training contract can offer their own 10 Top Tips on a range of different topics.

For our Top Tips, click here

Compare Firms

the lex 100 survey

Compare your top choice firms by categories such as quality of work, client contact and social life. Get started by selecting your preferred location, then the firms and off you go!

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What will you earn?

the lex 100 survey

Our interactive table, which shows the year one, year two and newly qualified pay for those firms who have an extended profile with The Lex 100.

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Career Clinic

career clinic

Our information-packed hub of guides, advice and articles on how to improve your CV, applications, interview performance and networking skills.

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Application Deadlines

application deadlines

Upcoming vacation scheme and training contract application deadlines. Identify the firms that you’re applying to and make sure to begin your preparations in good time.

The application deadlines page

Lex 100 Winners

the lex 100 winners

Quality of work? Most stress-free? Real walking, talking clients? Our tables show the Lex 100 Winners – the highest scoring firms in each of our thirteen categories.

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Practice Areas

the lex 100 survey

Find information about the type of work involved, skills needed and key developments from some of the UKs leading law firms...

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Trainee Retention Rates

trainee retention rates

Here’s our regularly updated table of the most current trainee retention rates.



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International Seats

international seats

The overseas seat opportunities offered by international firms are a major attraction for many budding lawyers...


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Fictional Characters

the lex 100 law firm fictional characters

From Jason Bourne to Dora the Explorer... If a law firm was a fictional character who would it be? Trainees give their verdicts. 


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