How would you rate your amount of client contact?

FirmScore (/100)
Woodfines LLP 94.5
Tees Law 93.6
Warner Goodman LLP 92.5
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP 92.4
Duncan Lewis Solicitors 92.2
Leathes Prior 91.4
Marriott Harrison LLP 89.2
Blandy & Blandy LLP 88.9
Wedlake Bell LLP 88.8
Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP 88.6
Kingsley Napley LLP 88.5
Higgs & Sons

87.8

Forbes Solicitors 87.3
SAS Daniels LLP 87.0
Foot Anstey LLP 86.9
Russell-Cooke LLP 86.4
Thrings LLP 86.3
Charles Russell Speechlys 85.6
Fladgate LLP

85.3

RPC 84.9
Hodge Jones & Allen LLP 84.9

Clients are one of the best things about being a lawyer and also one of the most challenging.

Once you are a qualified solicitor, it is likely you will be expected to take on some responsibility for clients, so the more client interaction you receive as a trainee, the better.

The ‘excellent amount of client contact’ at Woodfines holds trainees in good stead for the future.

Similarly, there were reports of ‘good client contact and running your own files’ at Tees Law. Supervisors at Warner Goodman ‘allow you to take on as much responsibility as you want’, which brings with it plenty of contact with the firm’s clients.

‘Impressive clients’ at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton won the firm its Lex 100 Winner medal in this category.

‘Being given the opportunity to represent clients in Family Law Act applications’ stood out to one trainee at new Lex entrant Duncan Lewis Solicitors, whilst ‘leading a client meeting’ was a best moment for a Leathes Prior recruit.

‘High exposure’ to the client base at Marriott Harrison motivated trainees, as did the ‘excellent client access’ at Blandy & Blandy.

When asked what the best thing is about Wedlake Bell, ‘client liaison’ was key, and in a similar vein, Anthony Collins Solicitors trainees cited the ‘high levels of client contact’ as their favourite thing about the firm.