|Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP||92.9|
|Maples Teesdale LLP||89.8|
|Stephens Scown LLP||88.9|
|Devonshires Solicitors LLP||87.8|
|Wilkin Chapman LLP||87.3|
|Thomas Cooper LLP||
|Mills & Reeve LLP||86.1|
|Marriott Harrison LLP||85.9|
|Warner Goodman LLP||
|TLT Solicitors LLP||85.8|
As with any high-pressure job, late nights are sometimes required of trainee solicitors.
At times, this may mean having to turn up a little late or at worst cancel previously arranged social plans.
But whilst this may be necessary in the lead-up to a deal completion or an impending court case, this should not be a persistent state of affairs.
All the firms listed in this category respect their trainees’ work/life balance and recognise that whilst hard work is important, there is also a life to be had outside of the office.
One such example is Anthony Collins Solicitors, which is ‘significantly more work/life-oriented’ than some rivals, as is Leathes Prior, which received praise in this regard.
In a similar vein, Cartmell Shepherd ‘wants you to excel at work but also have a good life alongside’.
Maples Teesdale and Thrings do not demand unsociable hours, neither does Birketts, where trainees cited ‘a good work/life balance’ as a plus point.
Stephens Scown ‘promotes a healthy work/life balance’, which is welcomed by recruits, as are the ‘sensible working hours’ at Brabners.
There is ‘excellent training’ at Roythornes Solicitors but without compromising a life outside of work.
One of few London-headquartered firms in our top ten in this category, Devonshires is a Lex 100 work/life balance winner as trainees report feeling ‘valued’ by their colleagues.