Survey Results - Trainee feedback on Edwin Coe LLP

The Lex 100 verdict on Edwin Coe LLP

The verdict

A new firm to the Lex 100, but by no means new to training solicitors, Edwin Coe LLP is a highly regarded mid-size, full-service firm based in Lincoln’s Inn. Trainees compliment the firm’s mixture of practice areas; one trainee comments ‘I wanted to work for a medium-sized firm where I could form good relationships with all levels of fee earner. I also wanted to gain a mixture of commercial experience and private client’. The Lincoln’s Inn location is a major draw with trainees enjoying ‘the tennis/netball courts around the corner which means we can participate in a local lunchtime leagues’. The style of training is described as ‘hands on’ and trainees also commend the ‘good work/life balance’. One trainee adds ‘I don’t feel like I am being worked for the sake of it or simply because I am a trainee’. The workload is varied; ‘we get some fairly well-known clients and high-profile litigation cases, considering the size of our firm’. Litigation is a notable strength, but the firm offers the full range of personal and commercial services. Trainees mention issues with remuneration, lack of pro-bono programmes and occasional ‘3am bundling’ as low points, but have enjoyed ‘being involved in a high-profile litigation action’ and appreciate ‘the trust placed in us’. If you are looking for a small but powerful City firm and hands-on litigation experience then Edwin Coe delivers.