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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Survey results


If the firm were a fictional character it would be...
Jay Gatsby - from regional roots but won't be happy until it has caught the attention of all the right clients

The Verdict

The Verdict

Newly-merged Eversheds Sutherland boasts 'interesting and engaging work' and an 'international network and client base'. It follows that there are 'good opportunities for international and client secondments' and this is true for 'all trainees, regardless of office location'. Indeed, among the feedback, trainees reported their Hong Kong and Paris secondments as some of their best moments, earning the firm a Lex 100 Winner medal in this category. 'The quality of the training is very high' and there is the possibility of 'international and City-standard work in the regions'. Thanks to the firm's large size, 'the range of seats available is much more varied' and 'you can really try lots of different areas of law and get a good feel of what it would be like to qualify in those areas'. The firm is 'friendly, sociable and inclusive' and 'there isn't much of a hierarchy' so that 'everyone is approachable, no matter what your issue'. Unfortunately, 'there is a lack of information concerning seat rotation and secondments' and the 'hours can be long', as one trainee experienced when 'working all night on disclosure exhibits'. There is an 'emphasis on innovation' so the firm is 'continually improving' and 'doesn't rest on its laurels'. Trainees are given 'a lot of responsibility', including 'being trusted to attend a client meeting alone' and 'leading on the project management of a transaction worth £150 million'. Little wonder that trainees feel that they get 'more exposure to clients and big transactions', although this does also mean that 'a lot is expected of trainees', which can make for some stressful moments. If you want to work for a 'dynamic' firm with excellent 'international opportunities' which has 'great work, great teams and great clients', take a closer look at Eversheds Sutherland.