Survey Results - Trainee feedback on Fox Williams LLP

The Lex 100 verdict on Fox Williams LLP

The verdict

Business-focused, mid-sized City firm Fox Williams LLP attracts trainees looking for a smaller intake size and specialist focus. A trainee highlights being drawn to the firm ‘primarily due to its specialism and sector focus in Soft IP and Fashion, and also because of its incredible culture and small trainee intake’. The firm’s culture is highly praised with respondents saying ‘everyone knows everyone else and there is a real community feel’ and ‘you are not just another trainee to partners and senior management’. This feedback ties in with the firm’s results where it is a Lex 100 Winner for inclusivity. The training itself is also praised with comments about its fluidity plus ‘very little routine or typical “trainee tasks” at Fox Williams’. A trainee adds that ‘you can really get stuck into interesting work on the cases and work very closely with partners and clients’. Another commented that ‘the quality of work you get is better but the formal training has less structure’. This lack of structure is sometimes listed as a complaint, as well as ‘the lack of choice with seats and retention rates’, but flexibility may suit some trainees. Highlights of training include ‘working on a Court of Appeal case’ and ‘going to court for a criminal hearing.’ Fox Williams scores well for diversity and inclusivity, as well as for its niche fashion and IP practices – if these are of interest then this mid-size City firm is worth a look.