How would you rate the quality of work you are given?

Firm Score (/100)
Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP 91.4

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

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP 91.3
Kingsley Napley LLP 89.9
TLT Solicitors LLP 89.7
Osborne Clarke LLP 88.4
RPC 88.2
Greenberg Traurig, LLP 88.1
Farrer & Co 87.3
Thrings LLP 87.3
Roythornes Solicitors 87.1
Lester Aldridge LLP 87.0
Woodfines LLP 87.0
Reed Smith LLP 87.0
Duncan Lewis Solicitors 86.8
Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP 86.7
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 86.7
Stephens Scown LLP 86.6

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Michelmores LLP 86.2
Bevan Brittan LLP 86.2

Whilst administrative tasks will always be part of a trainee’s workload, it’s preferable that they don’t dominate your entire training contract.

At these leading firms, you can rest assured that the work you undertake will be of a high quality and you won’t spend your days chained to the photocopier.

At Anthony Collins Solicitors, you can expect to ‘run your own caseload or be the main point of contact on a large matter’ and, at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, one trainee was entrusted to draft ‘a document to facilitate a divestment worth hundreds of millions of dollars’.

‘High-quality international work’ is on offer at Cleary, Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, whilst trainees at Kingsley Napley report being given ‘high levels of responsibility on a number of cases’.

At TLT, ‘you do not need to compete for tasks, and you gain great exposure to different types of work early on in each seat’.

Osborne Clarke boasts ‘high-quality clients’ and highlight work moments include ’taking part in a successful high-value fund sale in my first three months in the firm’, which is proof of the impressive quality of work on offer.

Recruits at RPC receive ‘NQ-level work which helps you to build confidence and speeds up your development’, whilst Greenberg Traurig trainees laud the firm’s ‘fantastic reputation in M&A’.

‘Stimulating and substantive’ work which is ‘diverse and challenging’ is the norm at Farrer & Co and a standout moment for a Thrings trainee was ‘taking witness statements on my own from three individuals for a large claim’.