Survey Results - Trainee feedback on Marriott Harrison LLP

The Lex 100 verdict on Marriott Harrison LLP

With a ‘broad range of corporate work on offer’ and a small intake, Marriott Harrison has a strong reputation for training and social culture. As a trainee summarises: ‘I chose Marriott Harrison because of the people. The small intake meant that I would be able to get stuck into transactions from an early stage and have a good amount of client contact’. As a Lex 100 Winner in four categories – job satisfaction, quality of work, social life and approachability of supervisors – the firm offers a ‘close relationship with senior solicitors’ and ‘lots of early responsibility’. One trainee adds that ‘I had a paralegal position there and I realised that it was exactly the type of firm I wanted to train at’. Negatives included problems with IT systems and the challenge of multi-tasking in a busy seat, but trainees appreciate being given ‘autonomy and responsibility’. Highlights include ‘organising a buy back with little supervision’, ‘completing my first deal in the corporate team’ and ‘helping to organise social events like the five-a-side football squad’. Marriott Harrison offers opportunities for trainees to sit on the CSR committee, as well as volunteer with organisations like Age UK Camden and Friends of Essex and London Homeless: ‘the firm has a great relationship with its CSR partners and is fully committed. This continued throughout the pandemic; we worked with our partners to keep CSR going which was great’.