How would you rate your overall job satisfaction?

Firm Score (/10)
Nockolds Solicitors 9.15
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 9.13
Farrer & Co 9.04
Foot Anstey 8.97
Michelmores LLP 8.97
Blaser Mills 8.84
Woodfines LLP 8.79
Royds Withy King 8.74
Forsters LLP 8.70
Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP 8.70
Osborne Clarke LLP 8.68
Cooley (UK) LLP 8.63
Hodge Jones & Allen LLP 8.61
Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP 8.58
Burges Salmon LLP 8.55
Taylor Wessing LLP 8.52
Eversheds 8.51
Holman Fenwick Willan LLP 8.51
Roythornes Solicitors 8.51
Shoosmiths LLP 8.50

The three leading firms in this category couldn’t be more diverse, demonstrating that job satisfaction means many different things to different people.

Working at regional firm Nockolds Solicitors ‘feels like being part of a large family’ and trainees are ‘encouraged to carry out a lot of work at an early stage’. Trainees at US firm Debevoise & Plimpton have a ‘higher level of responsibility, make a significant contribution, are valued and treated with respect’, while the current cohort at Farrer & Co ‘feel very lucky’ and enjoy ‘better hours, friendlier people and more interesting work’ then some of their peers.

Foot Anstey’s trainees ‘aren't just a number and get to play a vital role in transactions’, with one stating: ‘I'm always left thinking I made the right choice’. Similarly, the current intake at Michelmores is ‘given much more significant responsibility and encouraged to develop our professional career in many different ways’. At Blaser Mills the ‘working hours are balanced and there is a lot of client contact, which is great’.

Also scoring highly for job satisfaction are Cambridge’s Woodfines, where trainees experience ‘varied and engaging seats’ and Royds Withy King, which provides ‘good exposure and client contact’. The training at Forsters compares ‘fantastically’ with other firms and ‘some friends even envy the experience I am having’, and at Arnold & Porter ‘even the busiest partners will make time to sit down with you and discuss your work’.