Editor’s Welcome

Welcome to the (momentous) fifteenth edition of The Lex 100 – your comprehensive guide to training at the UK’s premier law firms.

This year we surveyed over 2,500 trainees at firms across the UK to find out more about their training experiences. The response rate was overwhelming.

Whilst headline-making deals, client exposure and supportive supervisors continue to be essential factors when it comes to making or breaking a training contract, as the times change so do trainee expectations. Lawyers-to-be want to see more flexible and agile working practices at trainee level and expect their employers to be at the forefront of technological advances. Firms which scored highly this year had impressed trainees with their forward-thinking approaches and for their commitment to being ahead of the curve.

We know that each candidate has different priorities when it comes to choosing a law firm; that’s why we’ve arranged The Lex 100 survey scores into accessible winners’ tables. Whether your main criterion for your training contract is work/life balance or international secondments, we can point you in the direction of a suitable firm for you. There is also an interactive firm comparison table here which lets you do just that – compare firms according to what’s important to you.

The website is also home to a host of other resources to guide you through everything from researching firms to application tips to how to perform at an assessment day.

If you have any comments, queries or questions, please do get in touch. We’re always looking for ways to improve The Lex 100 experience and we love to hear from our audience.

I wish you the very best of luck with your training contract applications and for the academic year ahead.

Hawys Boobier,
Editor, The Lex 100


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