Survey Results - Trainee feedback on Withers LLP
The Lex 100 verdict on Withers LLP
A ‘leading private client and family firm with growing media department’ that ‘specialises in Italian clients’ with an ‘opportunity for a Milan secondment’ describe Withers. A City stalwart in the private client space, the firm takes a personal approach to training. One trainee said that ‘I wanted to work at a very people-focused firm both in terms of culture and work. I also wanted broad experience with international work which not all private firms had to offer’. Beyond a strong UK client list, ‘the firm’s international credentials are genuine and lived day-to-day. It pervades both the type of work we do, the clients we assist and the team, and makes Withers a really good environment to work in’. The firm is known for its ‘proportion of female partners, and the track record of keeping trainees and eventually making them partner’, a major recruitment priority of the firm. Despite being private client-focused, the firm works across multiple sectors and can ask a lot of trainees. Work/life balance is cited as an area which could be improved, as well as remuneration reflecting the hours. If you are looking for an international-facing private client firm with supportive and hand-on training, Withers is a strong contender.