Survey Results - Trainee feedback on Capsticks LLP

The Lex 100 verdict on Capsticks LLP

The verdict

With its top-tier health and social care practices, Capsticks attracts trainees with a keen interest in these areas, as well as regulatory, property and commercial matters. With offices in Leeds, Birmingham, Winchester, Chorley and Wimbledon and a small intake size, Capsticks provides trainees with lots of seat and location options plus ‘very good career progression opportunities, good supervisors and interesting work’. Respondents commented upon the ‘better work/life balance’ and the offer of ‘more responsibility than peers at larger firms’. It’s noted that ‘partners are particularly helpful and supportive and go the extra mile to nurture growth and personal development’. In terms of training, the programme rates very highly, corresponding with two Lex 100 Winner awards for Capsticks’ vacation schemes and trainee confidence in being kept on after the training contract. Some trainees consider the firm to be too ‘London-centric’, others disliked the location of the London office in Wimbledon. However, the firm’s client secondment opportunities are highly praised for being ‘really useful in gaining an understanding of the work from the client’s perspective’. Capsticks’ CSR programmes are also described as ‘brilliant’ with ‘a variety of amazing opportunities to help the local and wider community’. For those looking to train with a focus on the health and social care industry, Captsicks is at the top of the pile.