Survey Results - Trainee feedback on Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

The Lex 100 verdict on Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

‘Localised but international’, Eversheds Sutherland offers the enviable combination of ‘working with global clients but from regional offices across the UK’. For some trainees, this means that they can undertake a training contract whilst ‘remaining close to home’. Impressively, ‘there is a sense, both nationally and internationally, that everyone is on the same page’. Recruits were happy to discover that the ‘people at Eversheds were welcoming right from the assessment centre all the way through to the training contract itself’. Partners are ‘just as easy to approach for support or supervision as the associates’ and ‘there is a one-team approach where everyone assists each other’. Eversheds has amassed seven Lex 100 Winner awards this year, which include living up to expectations, confidence of being kept on and international secondments. Trainees were unimpressed with the level of administrative support on offer, particularly whilst working from home, and noted that ‘the IT systems can be poor’. Some recruits also feel ‘slightly annoyed that the regions do the same work as London but aren’t remunerated anywhere near as well’. Trainees found ‘lockdown and working from home quite isolating’, ‘project crunch times’ stressful and ‘working for four weeks straight, including the weekends’ tiring. More rewarding for recruits were ‘running my own completions on corporate and real estate deals in my first two seats’, ‘praise from clients’ and ‘being closely involved in some very high-profile M&A and private equity deals’. For a firm that ‘focuses on working together as a global team’ in a ‘friendly and approachable’ atmosphere, apply to Eversheds Sutherland.