How would you rate your overall job satisfaction?

FirmScore (/100)
Kingsley Napley LLP 91.4
Tees Law 89.6
Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP


Leathes Prior


Roythornes Solicitors


Osborne Clarke LLP 87.6
Mills & Reeve LLP


Ward Hadaway 86.9
Bircham Dyson Bell 86.6
Bristows LLP 86.5
Michelmores LLP 86.2
Foot Anstey LLP 86.2
Hodge Jones & Allen LLP 86.0
Farrer & Co 85.8
TLT Solicitors LLP 85.4
Thrings LLP 85.3
Stewarts Law LLP


Fox Williams LLP


Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 84.9

Whilst type of work, calibre of clients and office locations are important considerations when searching for a training contract, perhaps the most important aspect is job satisfaction.

There’s no getting away from the fact that you will be spending a considerable amount of time at work, so it’s important to enjoy what you do.

The trainees at these Lex 100 Winner firms certainly do. At Kingsley Napley, the ‘team spirit’ is highlighted and trainees appreciate being given ‘high levels of responsibility’.

Tees Law ‘genuinely values its trainees and sees us as the future of the firm’, whilst Anthony Collins Solicitors boasts a ‘practical and hands-on training contract’ which is sure to keep recruits motivated.

Leathes Prior has an ‘unwavering network of support’ and Roythornes Solicitors offers ‘opportunities to really get involved with a wide variety of work’, which means that trainees are never bored.

At Osborne Clarke, there is ‘an emphasis on training and development’ and, encouragingly, ‘senior lawyers make a great effort to get involved and get to know you’, which definitely makes for a friendly atmosphere.

Similarly, Mills & Reeve ‘really believes in investing in individuals at an early stage in order to make them great lawyers’ and ‘genuinely cares about its trainees’.

Ward Hadaway has a ‘great working atmosphere’ which makes recruits feel happy about coming into work.

The ‘smaller intake’ at Bircham Dyson Bell allows ‘more direct involvement for trainees’, leading to ‘better quality training’ and Bristows is ‘one big team’ where supervisors are ‘keen for you to learn and tackle new things’.