Survey Results - Trainee feedback on Walker Morris LLP

The Lex 100 verdict on Walker Morris LLP

Leeds-headquartered and full-service Walker Morris LLP is a major name in the Yorkshire legal market and very well regarded for its training. The firm is international in both outlook and client list, and provides trainees with superb training opportunities. Trainees single out the ‘friendliness of all staff from partners to associates to secretaries and receptionists’, saying that ‘the firm feels like a family with a very welcoming culture’. One trainee ‘liked the idea of a single-site firm and on attending the assessment day everyone I met was so approachable; they seemed really invested in making sure we received an enriching training contract’. The single Leeds location was mentioned by many trainees as a really important factor in the firm’s culture. Also popular is the six-seat system, perfect for those keen to experience a range of practice areas. As one trainee comments: ‘I like that I can try out six seats with the offer of a client secondment because I am not currently sure where I want to qualify’. Trainees report ‘completing national and international work (on occasions) of the same calibre as the bigger firms’. Trainees also appreciate the ‘approachable fee earners who take time to explain matters to you’ plus ‘the remuneration is fair and in line with other firms in the area’. If you are looking for a Leeds training contract then Walker Morris is a very strong contender.