Survey Results - Trainee feedback on Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

The Lex 100 verdict on Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson is both an international firm and a regional heavyweight, offering decent ‘work/life balance’ yet quality varied work. As one trainee comments, ‘since starting I have already gained client contact and worked on cases for well-known clients, hence confirming why I chose this firm for its early responsibility’. Another was attracted by ‘the transatlantic label and the emphasis on innovation and technology’. Praised for its friendly culture, one trainee applied because of ‘the training available, the size and strategic location of offices as well as the ethos behind the firm, including the approach to diversity and inclusion’. Negatives mentioned include the sometimes long hours and less pay than other transatlantic firms. Yet criticism is tempered with sincere praise for the firm’s treatment of trainees. The best thing about the firm is ‘the people: the firm has made me feel welcome from day one! Even when working from home you really were made to feel like part of the team and an integral part of the firm’. If you are drawn to the North East and are looking for a training contract with lots of hands-on experience and international work, then Womble Bond Dickinson is a great option.