Survey Results - Trainee feedback on Fieldfisher

The Lex 100 verdict on Fieldfisher

The verdict

An ‘ambitious’ and ‘friendly firm,’ Fieldfisher is a popular choice for training, offering top-quality work with the lifestyle of a growing mid-sized firm. Trainees are impressed with the firm’s ‘working environment and the general approachability of fee earners’. This is reflected in the survey results which brought Fieldfisher Lex 100 Winner awards for approachability of partners and supervisors, inclusivity, and trainee confidence that they will be retained after the training contract. The firm is described as having a ‘friendly and approachable vibe’, being ‘very sociable’ and ‘slightly less hierarchical than other law firms’. It is a growing international firm and makes the most of its global reach, particularly its connection to Silicon Valley, and is highly ranked in the financial and technology sectors. ‘Seat rotations’, ‘remuneration’ and ‘late nights’ are mentioned as negatives, but the feedback is largely positive. Trainees commend the ‘very hands-on training experience; if you are able to prove yourself, they will reward you with responsibility’. Training highlights included ‘getting the go ahead to set up my own pro bono project with the International Paralympic Committee to assist their Classification Appeal panel’ and ‘working on a widely-reported trial in which we sought to establish a new duty of care’. If you are looking for global work from Manchester, Birmingham and London, with a friendly attitude but serious expertise and training, Fieldfisher is a strong choice.