Survey Results - Trainee feedback on B P Collins LLP

The Lex 100 verdict on B P Collins LLP

The verdict

B P Collins LLP, a regional powerhouse from the Buckinghamshire and Thames Valley corridor, joins as a new entrant to the Lex 100, and makes a great impression. The firm is noted by its trainees for its ‘friendly, open-door policy and a good working environment in a firm that is growing.’ With a small intake at its Gerrards Cross headquarters, trainees get individual training and access to partners that may suit those looking for a small team environment without sacrificing interesting and varied workload. The firm is growing in size and trainees experience excellent ‘culture and collaborative working style’. Trainees remark that there could be more firm-wide socials and higher remuneration, but emphasise the ‘areas of practice, location and character of the firm’ are what drew them to B P Collins. Some trainees began their careers at B P Collins as paralegals and found this was a great way to judge the firm as they could ‘see the quality work they did and the support and training given to trainees.’ Respondents praised the firm’s five-month seat rotation policy and choice of qualification seat at the end of the process, commenting that it is ‘a really good idea, as you may have enjoyed your first seat which you finished 18 months ago.’ Training highlights include ‘attending a hearing in Bristol with a client and barrister’ and ‘handing files without much supervision in residential property’. If looking for a smaller-sized firm but with a larger firm’s client quality, B P Collins is certainly worth a look.