How good is your firm's social life?

FirmScore (/100)
Leathes Prior

95.7

Kingsley Napley LLP

91.4

Baker McKenzie

89.2

BTMK Solicitors 88.5
Travers Smith LLP 87.4
Burges Salmon LLP 87.1
Bird & Bird LLP

86.8

Bircham Dyson Bell 86.6
Forsters LLP 86.5
Osborne Clarke LLP 86.3
Forbes Solicitors 85.3
Gateley Plc

85.3

Taylor Wessing LLP

85.2

Farrer & Co 85.0
Bristows LLP 85.0
Cripps LLP 85.0
Jones Day

84.7

Birketts LLP

84.6

RPC 83.9
Gosschalks

83.6

Whether it’s the firm Christmas party or casual drinks after work, it’s good to know that you can have fun with your colleagues outside of the office.

Going out for dinner with the trainee intake, attending a departmental social or playing netball for the firm’s team is a good way to balance out a long day of hard work.

These leading firms have impressed trainees with their active social life.

There is a ‘thriving social life’ at Leathes Prior, whilst the ‘individuals and personalities’ at Kingsley Napley are more than willing to socialise outside of work.

The ‘positive collegiate atmosphere’ at Baker McKenzie makes for a good social scene where trainees want to hang out with colleagues after a day at the office and the ‘excellent social life’ at BTMK Solicitors allows staff to get to know each other outside of the work environment.

Meanwhile, employees at Travers Smith ‘demonstrate a light-hearted and down-to-earth attitude’, which is conducive to a vibrant social life.

Burges Salmon trainees praise a firm which is ‘a fun place to work’, with everyone at all levels ‘easy to socialise with, including partners – they are often the first on the dance floor’.

Everyone is ‘a lot more sociable’ at Bird & Bird and there is ‘no dog-eat-dog environment’, as a result of which employees are happy to take part in social activities.

The ‘friendly’ staff at Bircham Dyson Bell are also game for attending social events. The ‘informal and relaxed attitude’ at Forsters undoubtedly aids the firm’s social scene, whilst ‘senior lawyers make a great effort to get involved and get to know you’ at Osborne Clarke.