Survey Results - Trainee feedback on Roythornes Solicitors

The Lex 100 verdict on Roythornes Solicitors

‘Highest rated local firm with big clients and big ambitions’, Roythornes is known for its prowess in the food and agricultural sectors plus its quality training. A Lex 100 Winner for work/life balance, Roythornes’ Lincolnshire head office in Spalding (as well as offices in Nottingham, Birmingham, Alconbury and Peterborough) ensures a diverse range of training options and clients. As one trainee comments, ‘it is local to where I grew up and I wanted to work at a firm that was not miles away from my family and friends’. Another adds, ‘this is a large firm for the locality; it takes on very high quality work and has the feel of a larger commercial firm’. The firm’s approach to recruitment was also praised: ‘the focus was not just on grades – I really felt they wanted to get to know me as a person at both interviews I attended’. In particular, ‘the ‘At Home with Roythornes’ event provided a brilliant insight into the firm’s culture and ethos, with everyone I spoke with on the day being very approachable’. The agricultural focus is a major draw, but the firm does have a range of other seats from private client to commercial available as well. In terms of training, trainees feel that they are ‘given lots of responsibility very early on in seats. I don’t feel worried about asking for help’. Negatives related to the quiet locations of some of the offices, although this could be attractive to some, and the selection of seat choices. Highlights include ‘having a positive seat review and feeling valued within my department’ and ‘obtaining judgement in an urgent insolvency hearing, having instructed counsel, put insurers on notice and made representations to the judge’. If you want variety and an alternative to the big-city training experience, Roythornes could be a great fit.