Universum surveyed 39,900 UK students across 97 universities. The results were gathered between September 2018 – February 2019 and 3,000 of the total respondents were law students.
The CPS earned five Lex 100 Winner medals in the 2018/19 survey for living up to expectations, work/life balance, confidence in being kept on, approachability and inclusivity. Lex 100 survey respondents praised their approachable colleagues and the inclusive culture: ‘everyone is approachable and willing to help, advise and support’. The fact that ‘there is flexibility within the CPS’, with recruits able to ‘choose which firm to spend the secondment period’ and occasionally ‘work from home’ also pleased the solicitors-in-training.
The CPS beat all five Magic Circle firms to claim the top spot. Clifford Chance, Slaughter and May and Allen & Overy were ranked fourth, fifth and sixth respectively, while Linklaters came seventh. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer did not make the top ten.
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