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Addleshaw Goddard

Trainees looking for a ‘friendly and inclusive culture’ with a solid and growing ‘regional reputation for excellence’ are drawn to Addleshaw Goddard. With a strong UK-wide reputation, particularly in the North of England and Scotland, the firm impresses trainees with its ‘international outlook, high quality of work, but ultimately approachable and down-to-earth people’. Addleshaw Goddard trainees see lots of quality work as well as ‘direct client contact’ resulting in a ‘hand-on experience’. Trainees ‘are given more opportunities, both in terms of legal work and soft skills development’. Current trainees praise the firm for its ‘flexible working, diversity and collaboration’ and ...

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is a Lex 100 Winner in 4 categories: Firm living up to expectations, Quality of work, Financial remuneration, International secondments
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading American firm with a strong international focus, has thrilled trainees with its excellent pay, care and consideration of its trainees’ development and friendly attitude. Trainees highlight that ‘the training is less formal, the opportunities to learn have been endless. There is also a lot more flexibility due to the smaller intake and decisions are made much more fluidly, dependent on interest and business need’. While its strength lies in its ‘tax and insolvency work that the firm is renowned for’, Akin Gump provides trainees excellent opportunity to work ‘on more matters ...

BDB Pitmans

BDB Pitmans combines the strengths of a specialist private client and property law firm with the ‘variety of work’ offered in the network of offices in London, Cambridge, Reading and Southampton. The result attracts trainees looking for a small intake and a firm with ‘approachability, reputation, work/life balance and quality of clients’ plus ‘the quality of work without the negative culture sometimes associated with larger firms’. Typifying the reputation of comparable firms within its circle, BDB Pitmans has a ‘friendly and open atmosphere’ but what sets it apart, trainees say, is the ‘variety of seats available’ and the ‘client ...

Bevan Brittan LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP has a market-leading reputation for its public sector, heath and social care work across the UK, as well as a strong commercial practice. For trainees looking for the opportunity to train with a focus on the public sector Bevan Brittan is certainly a strong contender. Trainees highlight the firm’s ‘range of interesting and meaningful work’ and praise ‘the small intake size’ facilitating ‘more responsibility and exposure to clients, interesting work, less admin’. Some trainees had previous work experience at the firm, including as paralegals, and while this is not required it can be a good idea. ...

Birketts LLP

Birketts LLP is a Lex 100 Winner in 3 categories: Work/life balance, Vacation schemes, Confident of being kept on
One of East Anglia’s most successful law firms, Birketts LLP has benefitted from its considerable growth in the last decade to become a firm favourite with trainees outside London. Trainees looking for a ‘City-firm standard of work with regional firm work/life balance’ are attracted to Bricketts for its ‘reputation in the region’ and for ‘having a more relaxed atmosphere’. Birketts repeats its Lex 100 Winner awards for work/life balance as well as for trainee confidence in retention upon completion of the training contract. Both awards are testament to the firm’s well-deserved reputation for training and approachability. Trainees ...

Blaser Mills Law

Blaser Mills Law is a Lex 100 Winner in 1 category: Client contact
From locations in Buckinghamshire, including the market towns of High Wycombe, Amersham and others across the region, and a London office, Blaser Mills brings a client list and level of work to rival full-service London-based firms. Its strength across the South East is appreciated by its trainees who comment that its ‘location and reputation’ as well as the ‘quality of work’ drew them to the firm. Blaser Mills secures  Lex 100 Winner awards for the amount of trainee client contact and this quality is highly praised; one trainee remarked ‘I speak to clients over the phone, via email and meet with ...

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Brabners LLP

North West powerhouse Brabners LLP continues to impress, building its reputation as a premier firm in the region and an excellent place to train. Retaining six Lex 100 Winner awards for job satisfaction, living up to trainee expectations, work/life balance, social life, inclusiveness and partner approachability, Brabners continues to be popular with the current cohort. Trainees applaud its excellent reputation and ‘its ability to compete with other firms that are international, despite being regional’ while retaining a ‘friendly and supportive culture with a good work/life balance’. Trainees praise the quality of the training where ‘individuality and difference mattered’ and ‘...

Bristows LLP

Bristows LLP is a Lex 100 Winner in 3 categories: Social life, Vacation schemes, Approachability
Bristows LLP, well known for its tech and IP expertise, is a strong contender for students looking to train at an elite City firm, focused on these specialisms with a broad business outlook, ambitious growth strategy and a small intake. The firm bags Lex 100 Winner awards for its social life, the quality of its vacation scheme, and the approachability of the partners. Its trainees commend the firm’s ‘reputation in IP, flexibility of seat rotations and friendliness on open days and at the interview stage’. Trainees also highly rate the training quality compared with competing firms, highlighting that there are ‘...

Burges Salmon

A Bristol favourite, Burges Salmon LLP continues to impress trainees looking for ‘the best mix of London work and Bristol lifestyle’. Trainees feel that ‘Burges Salmon provided the balance that I was looking for’ with the ability to ‘do top-quality work for impressive clients’. Trainees consider the firm to be one of the best in the region in providing a balance of impressive work with distinctive culture, saying that it offers ‘the best mix of quality of work, culture and location’. This confidence in the firm is reflected in the Lex 100 Winner survey, where Burges Salmon LLP bags medals for ...
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