Law Firm Training Contract Comparison Table

Use this chart to compare your top choice firms by categories such as quality of work, client contact and work/life balance. Off you go!

Firm Satisfaction Expectations Work quality Client contact Work/life Social life Vac. Scheme Confidence Remuneration Inclusiveness International Approachability
Addleshaw Goddard 81.2 85.0 85.3 77.2 70.8 72.3 89.3 77.5 69.5 82.3 69.5 90.5
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP 83.2 71.7 72.8 66.3 69.4 66.3 67.4 70.5 90.0 72.8 77.4
Ashurst 76.1 80.6 78.7 80.3 60.3 68.5 83.5 82.9 73.2 86.1 67.4 83.9
B P Collins LLP 74.2 61.3 64.5 67.7 69.9 43.0 71.7 71.0 46.2 73.1 74.2
Baker McKenzie 77.6 70.3 66.2 57.6 54.6 56.1 74.8 67.3 72.5 75.9 68.8 72.9
BDB Pitmans LLP 76.0 70.7 65.9 55.4 67.8 63.1 75.7 52.6 45.9 76.4 0 70.7
Bevan Brittan LLP 73.1 77.4 73.1 64.5 73.1 68.8 60.2 60.2 60.2 86.0 0 81.7
Bird & Bird LLP 76.0 72.2 70.5 68.8 70.5 65.4 74.0 58.5 43.0 68.8 38.7 77.4
Birketts LLP 85.0 75.5 69.8 65.0 76.0 63.2 79.0 73.9 65.0 76.4 31.5 78.8
Blake Morgan LLP 80.1 69.7 71.0 71.4 68.4 55.9 68.8 56.6 43.9 63.6 60.2 74.0
Blaser Mills Law 80.3 67.8 74.5 77.4 77.4 44.9 68.8 51.6 48.7 66.9 0 78.4
BLM 73.2 63.9 68.8 57.3 71.3 50.2 73.1 44.2 41.8 56.5 0 73.7
Boodle Hatfield LLP 76.6 75.3 75.3 73.1 74.2 65.6 83.1 68.8 72.0 68.8 80.6
Boyes Turner 81.7 73.1 73.1 73.1 86.0 77.4 86.0 73.1 64.5 55.9 81.7
Brabners LLP 88.1 78.7 82.0 75.4 77.4 76.1 86.0 75.4 72.1 80.7 0 84.0
Bristows LLP 77.9 73.4 72.8 64.8 54.5 52.8 78.1 74.5 79.1 78.0 52.2 75.7
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP 80.5 82.8 79.3 79.0 68.8 68.7 88.3 75.1 73.1 92.8 74.3 86.3
BTMK Solicitors 80.1 68.8 73.7 68.8 63.9 68.8 53.8 67.6 52.8 72.5 43.0 73.7
Burges Salmon LLP 84.8 74.7 72.4 62.9 67.4 62.9 79.0 79.7 68.1 75.1 43.0 74.2
Capsticks LLP 76.4 66.2 74.0 74.0 65.4 68.8 86.0 71.4 48.2 67.9 77.4
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP 82.8 83.9 83.6 80.8 77.8 74.1 91.7 75.0 75.3 84.2 55.5 88.3
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 70.5 61.2 70.7 62.1 28.7 42.0 73.1 56.4 70.7 68.8 65.6 63.1
Clifford Chance 80.6 82.7 82.8 73.9 58.8 71.1 92.6 74.0 89.2 90.7 87.3 82.8
Clyde & Co 79.8 81.8 81.8 64.6 75.3 71.3 91.6 76.7 58.2 80.4 58.3 85.9
CMS 80.9 85.0 82.0 71.1 71.8 72.1 91.8 75.9 76.4 85.9 79.8 86.1
Coffin Mew LLP 65.5 62.4 66.7 66.7 68.8 53.8 43.0 73.1 53.8 64.5 0 68.8
Cooley (UK) LLP 76.8 76.0 77.4 73.1 44.4 55.9 77.4 64.5 78.8 78.8 25.8 73.1
Covington & Burling LLP 84.9 76.6 72.7 75.1 81.3 68.8 82.6 64.1 74.8 74.3 0 79.7
Cripps Pemberton Greenish LLP 76.0 72.2 70.5 68.8 79.1 75.7 81.7 60.2 49.9 75.7 0 82.6
Crown Prosecution Service 78.9 86.0 80.3 86.0 86.0 74.5 86.0 86.0 80.3 83.1 0 80.3
DAC Beachcroft LLP 85.3 77.1 74.0 66.3 73.4 64.5 70.3 70.6 47.3 74.5 23.7 78.0
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 84.9 77.9 72.0 61.8 48.4 56.4 78.1 71.5 80.1 73.6 53.3 68.8
Dechert LLP 87.2 79.1 80.0 75.7 55.9 53.3 83.4 57.6 72.2 76.5 48.2 82.6
Dentons 72.5 60.6 67.2 60.6 59.0 50.7 74.2 56.5 50.4 68.0 48.6 71.1
Devonshires Solicitors LLP 81.5 72.5 74.9 77.4 71.3 77.4 77.4 73.7 62.7 74.9 79.9
DLA Piper 76.2 79.0 75.4 68.4 68.2 68.2 89.5 67.7 74.8 79.8 84.7 82.3
DMH Stallard LLP 82.7 75.3 72.0 73.1 74.2 62.4 86.0 65.6 51.6 72.0 21.5 78.5
Dorsey & Whitney 57.6 54.5 65.9 57.3 60.2 31.5 0 43.0 63.1 54.5 0 63.1
Duncan Lewis Solicitors 64.0 50.6 70.7 70.7 42.0 52.7 51.6 54.5 44.2 65.0 51.6 69.8
Edwin Coe LLP 81.8 73.1 75.3 68.8 75.3 64.5 60.2 66.7 58.1 71.0 75.3
Ernst & Young LLP 70.3 67.1 67.1 53.3 70.5 46.4 68.8 74.0 61.9 79.1 38.7 82.6
Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP 76.7 82.0 79.1 70.5 70.6 70.5 87.2 76.5 68.3 82.9 67.7 87.6
Farrer & Co LLP 86.9 78.0 78.6 72.5 75.6 70.6 82.3 71.3 68.8 76.8 21.5 76.8
Fieldfisher 72.2 67.1 68.8 68.8 68.8 56.8 63.1 74.0 49.9 70.5 37.8 75.7
Fladgate LLP 76.0 70.0 77.4 71.3 73.7 33.2 0 66.3 50.4 63.9 0 74.9
Forbes Solicitors 80.4 76.5 74.8 73.1 80.8 65.0 72.2 73.1 43.9 78.3 77.4
Forsters 81.3 72.4 71.0 63.3 69.5 67.9 78.8 60.9 68.8 71.7 75.3
Fox Williams LLP 76.8 73.1 72.2 58.5 76.0 63.1 70.2 63.1 55.9 73.1 0 74.5
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP 74.3 82.6 80.2 65.0 50.7 69.5 88.5 81.4 86.7 80.2 90.5 81.7
Gateley Plc 83.8 72.9 74.3 65.6 66.4 65.4 72.6 70.2 65.4 71.6 34.4 76.4
Geldards LLP 86.3 73.1 71.0 63.9 72.0 69.9 68.8 65.6 60.2 77.4 51.6 80.6
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher 76.8 76.0 71.7 76.0 38.7 53.0 80.8 58.8 77.4 74.5 47.3 80.3
Goodwin Procter (UK) LLP 83.7 78.8 75.3 74.5 43.7 57.9 74.3 69.5 80.3 78.1 60.2 80.3
Gordons LLP 86.4 80.3 77.4 71.7 76.0 76.0 86.0 74.5 67.4 80.3 0 83.1
Gosschalks 78.8 71.1 70.8 68.9 70.8 66.2 74.2 66.7 58.9 70.1 0 81.7
Gowling WLG 78.1 70.1 72.6 64.7 58.9 56.6 73.1 68.5 53.2 62.4 55.2 74.2
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP 83.8 86.8 89.1 74.1 61.9 73.1 94.7 80.3 83.2 84.7 85.6 87.5
HFW 78.6 70.1 71.8 59.8 61.5 61.1 73.6 64.1 47.7 64.3 78.8 73.5
Hill Dickinson LLP 90.5 77.9 79.6 71.1 79.6 74.2 75.5 64.5 71.0 77.4 37.3 80.1
Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors 70.6 63.9 65.7 68.8 62.7 61.5 0 51.6 34.4 71.3 0 68.2
Hogan Lovells International LLP 84.4 85.6 83.1 72.6 70.6 72.5 93.8 75.0 83.1 84.2 76.9 87.2
Howard Kennedy LLP 80.5 70.8 71.4 63.5 64.8 62.2 0 59.5 51.6 73.4 12.9 76.7
Howes Percival LLP 89.3 77.4 75.1 63.3 59.4 62.1 75.3 71.9 76.6 71.1 60.2 78.2
Hugh James 87.9 79.3 79.3 80.3 74.5 81.2 76.0 71.7 64.0 81.2 28.7 82.2
Ince 47.0 41.8 49.1 44.2 70.0 50.4 43.0 43.0 35.6 51.6 34.4 51.6
Irwin Mitchell LLP 80.9 82.5 83.8 83.0 81.3 75.0 78.5 75.0 67.5 80.3 60.0 82.8
Jones Day 65.4 57.5 63.4 61.1 34.4 42.5 73.3 64.5 73.3 55.2 18.9 67.9
K&L Gates LLP 77.8 72.0 74.2 66.7 62.4 45.5 77.4 60.2 69.9 66.7 43.0 74.2
Kennedys Law LLP 82.0 71.3 72.5 55.0 69.2 48.7 63.3 72.9 58.6 65.8 32.0 70.0
Kingsley Napley LLP 82.2 75.8 73.5 65.7 72.7 65.7 74.2 71.4 72.7 77.4 78.2
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
Latham & Watkins 84.6 74.3 77.1 72.5 50.4 59.9 77.1 75.8 72.8 80.9 61.0 75.9
Leathes Prior 88.4 83.5 77.4 74.9 82.3 86.0 77.4 68.8 60.2 81.1 0 83.5
Leigh Day 86.7 78.2 77.4 69.6 67.2 73.5 57.3 68.8 57.1 81.3 43.0 82.1
Lester Aldridge LLP 81.7 72.2 75.7 65.4 68.8 67.1 81.7 67.1 61.9 75.7 12.9 72.2
Lewis Silkin LLP 79.8 72.2 79.1 68.8 63.6 68.8 47.3 60.2 60.2 63.6 79.1
Macfarlanes LLP 83.2 73.8 74.7 68.3 55.7 64.3 80.3 76.0 64.3 65.2 54.1 70.6
Maples Teesdale LLP 81.6 73.1 80.3 71.7 81.7 65.9 0 77.4 71.7 74.5 0 84.6
Marriott Harrison LLP 85.5 75.7 80.8 80.8 65.4 74.0 79.6 63.6 67.1 79.1 86.0
Mayer Brown International LLP 77.8 86.7 83.3 70.0 67.8 92.5 74.4 85.5 81.1 91.1 60.0 92.2
Memery Crystal LLP 77.4 77.4 73.1 60.2 51.6 51.6 0 68.8 68.8 51.6 0 73.1
MFG Solicitors LLP 60.2 55.9 64.5 51.6 64.5 47.3 43.0 64.5 25.8 60.2 0 64.5
Michelmores LLP 82.0 74.8 73.4 62.8 72.1 62.8 79.3 70.8 61.5 76.1 38.7 78.7
Milbank LLP 81.8 77.4 77.4 75.3 40.9 63.1 79.6 71.0 83.9 77.4 0 81.7
Mills & Reeve 89.4 80.5 77.7 73.6 74.6 69.1 83.9 71.9 63.6 79.8 31.8 83.2
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 76.8 67.4 71.7 58.8 55.9 47.3 60.2 50.2 71.7 77.4 54.5 76.0
Morrison and Foerster (UK) LLP 81.3 71.0 78.1 69.5 60.2 62.4 77.4 66.7 82.4 71.0 45.6 81.7
Norton Rose Fulbright 64.0 51.6 61.6 64.5 50.2 47.3 66.7 67.4 54.5 64.5 70.2 67.4
Osborne Clarke 86.5 89.4 89.7 82.6 76.8 81.3 92.4 85.8 87.4 91.9 44.6 90.3
Payne Hicks Beach LLP 84.3 78.6 77.4 70.0 73.7 67.6 67.6 68.8 70.0 34.4 77.4
Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP 84.0 71.9 73.1 69.4 68.2 54.1 69.7 64.5 58.4 72.5 43.0 77.4
Pinsent Masons LLP 81.3 85.1 81.8 73.4 73.8 72.4 90.0 71.4 73.2 88.0 56.9 87.2
Reed Smith LLP 88.4 79.7 78.2 76.6 77.4 72.7 81.7 68.8 69.6 82.1 53.8 77.4
Roythornes Solicitors 77.4 70.0 74.9 57.7 77.4 48.7 51.6 61.4 62.7 62.7 0 70.0
RPC 80.6 69.5 70.8 62.5 60.2 69.2 81.0 62.8 52.3 75.7 56.8 79.1
Russell-Cooke Solicitors London 84.9 75.1 74.3 65.7 64.1 64.9 82.6 74.3 77.4 82.1 0 78.2
SAS Daniels LLP 80.2 66.7 68.8 64.5 67.7 67.7 86.0 59.1 51.6 74.2 0 77.4
Shakespeare Martineau LLP 89.0 77.4 76.4 74.5 71.7 74.2 86.0 66.9 58.3 82.2 0 80.3
Sidley Austin LLP 80.5 71.3 70.6 61.4 46.1 58.9 74.9 65.1 76.2 64.5 41.7 71.3
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP 74.2 65.6 76.3 65.6 45.2 55.9 75.3 80.6 82.8 69.9 46.7 72.0
Slaughter and May 74.3 80.5 76.5 60.0 55.2 57.9 78.4 83.6 83.6 72.2 60.6 80.0
Steele Raymond LLP 81.6 78.8 77.4 73.1 80.3 70.2 0 63.1 55.9 68.8 0 78.8
Stephens Scown LLP 80.1 72.5 72.5 71.3 82.3 58.8 0 79.9 63.9 73.7 82.3
Stephenson Harwood 81.4 74.2 73.6 69.8 59.6 55.0 74.5 68.1 67.2 69.1 72.4 74.2
Taylor Vinters 81.6 77.4 74.5 63.1 65.9 61.6 68.8 67.4 54.5 70.2 34.4 78.8
Taylor Wessing LLP 78.8 66.7 69.5 66.7 65.9 60.2 76.6 61.6 58.1 71.7 25.8 71.0
Thrings LLP 80.0 67.4 71.7 73.1 84.6 71.7 81.7 73.1 67.4 76.0 0 76.0
TLT LLP 81.0 83.3 88.1 78.1 77.1 90.0 68.1 82.0 80.1 86.2 0 92.0
Travers Smith LLP 85.5 89.1 85.5 75.5 75.7 82.6 95.4 83.4 83.6 84.5 40.0 93.0
Trethowans LLP 84.2 77.4 79.6 73.1 73.1 71.0 68.8 75.3 71.0 79.6 0 77.4
Vinson & Elkins RLLP 83.7 74.5 75.3 60.9 49.5 58.1 80.3 65.9 78.1 69.5 64.9 78.8
VWV 81.8 68.2 67.7 53.3 63.6 64.2 67.6 64.2 52.7 74.0 21.5 78.0
Walker Morris LLP 78.8 68.8 76.0 64.5 60.9 62.5 78.5 65.9 65.2 68.1 47.3 76.0
Watson Farley & Williams LLP 75.0 69.2 69.2 57.2 58.3 55.3 73.4 66.2 64.3 66.1 82.3 72.2
Wedlake Bell LLP 81.7 76.4 78.4 77.4 66.7 75.3 80.8 71.7 67.8 71.7 17.2 79.3
Weightmans LLP 81.0 68.2 71.7 65.2 69.8 54.4 78.5 63.1 57.9 71.0 47.3 71.3
Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP 68.8 76.3 68.8 70.0 42.5 82.0 48.8 86.3 78.8 86.3 34.3 73.8
White & Case LLP 78.1 74.0 67.5 63.2 49.9 66.5 79.7 62.8 74.8 76.1 81.3 77.0
Wilkin Chapman LLP 84.6 74.5 77.4 72.6 75.5 59.2 68.8 64.0 56.4 73.6 0 74.5
Withers LLP 81.0 68.8 73.3 67.2 56.4 48.1 76.7 64.7 51.6 68.5 46.8 76.1
Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP 82.0 70.4 72.7 69.8 70.8 71.1 79.6 67.2 63.7 76.6 50.4 78.2

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