Survey Results - Trainee feedback on Weightmans LLP
The Lex 100 verdict on Weightmans LLP
Liverpool-headquartered Weightmans LLP has significant presence across England and Scotland with offices in Glasgow, Newcastle, London, Leeds and more. A full-service firm with an impressive quality of work and client list, Weightmans attracts trainees looking for variety and variability in their training. A trainee comments that as a ‘full-service firm I am provided with work in the areas of interest to me; the values of the firm also aligned with what I wanted from an employer’. Praised for its ‘friendly culture’ and ‘high rate of trainee retention’, one adds that it ‘felt like the right fit’. The training and work on offer is comparable with larger firms: ‘I believe I get the same level of responsibility as those trainee at “higher tier” law firms. The work/life balance is much better and the people are more approachable and supportive’. Trainees are afforded significant responsibility early on: ‘my training is really good; others think the opportunities I am given are great when we have had discussions. We are given a lot of responsibility here and this really helps our development’. Negatives mentioned include the lower pay scale compared with rivals and some aspects of the firm’s handling of the pandemic. If you are looking for a strong national firm with attractive seat options, client secondments and a friendly and supportive culture, Weightmans is a great choice.