Survey Results - Trainee feedback on Lewis Silkin LLP

The Lex 100 verdict on Lewis Silkin LLP

A Lex 100 Winner for quality of work, it’s no surprise that Lewis Silkin trainees highly rate their training. As one highlights: ‘the people seemed approachable, excited to meet you and that they didn’t take themselves too seriously’. The firm takes a small cohort and is known for having ‘really exciting clients and more informal/less-hierarchical attitude than other law firms’. A trainee adds, ‘I really wanted to be part of a smaller cohort and the areas of specialism really appealed to me’. The firm also provides a ‘better work/life balance’ and ‘more client and partner contact’. A common theme among trainee comments is ‘how supportive all of the members are; there are so many people I would happily ask for help’. Negatives include ‘not having a clear qualification process’ and that ‘the remuneration is definitely lower than comparable firms’. But trainees are highly complementary overall. Lewis Silkin offers an impressive number of client secondments; one trainee has ‘undertaken three secondments. They were all very challenging in the sense that I was thrown in to the middle of large-scale projects, but they were all interesting and helped me to develop additional soft skills alongside technical skills’. If you are looking for a broad range of practice areas, a City of London location with a small intake and supportive culture, Lewis Silkin could be a great fit.