Survey Results - Trainee feedback on Taylor Vinters
The Lex 100 verdict on Taylor Vinters
‘A reputation for punching above its weight, plus a raft of interesting and innovative clients’, Taylor Vinters is a tech and innovation-minded firm which advises many entrepreneurial clients. With offices in Cambridge, Oxford, London, Singapore and New York, Taylor Vinters has an impressive client list and global reach. Trainees comment that a major draw was the ‘genuine passion all teams had for their clients’ work and helping them succeed’. Another applauded ‘the clear focus on innovation both in the client base and in the firm’s strategy. Everyone I met on the vacation scheme was very hard working but friendly’. The training is very hands on with ‘higher levels responsibility, as well as client and partner contact, compared to peers’. Yet some trainees felt that ‘training session could be improved and made more regular in comparison to other firms’. Culturally, trainees approve of the firm’s atmosphere saying it is ‘certainly more social and the hours are less ridiculous and stressful. I also have a closer relationship with the partners than my friends at bigger firms who will rarely, if ever, interact with them’. Negatives include ‘the fact that trainees are not recruited into a single office which means that you sometimes have to move location every seat rotation’, ‘the lack of transparency around seat allocations and qualification’ and remuneration. By contrast, a highlight was ‘attending a mediation on behalf of one of the largest international tech companies and playing an active role and working closely with a partner and senior associate to help to settle a multi-million pound dispute’. Taylor Vinters has a lot to offer trainees looking for international clients, a close-knit environment plus a tech focus.