How approachable are your supervisors?

In some firms you will sit in a room with a partner or a senior associate; in others the office will be open plan, and elsewhere you might have to knock on your supervisor’s door to get their attention. Either way, it helps if your supervisor is approachable. Of course, you need to feel able to ask work-related questions, but you should also feel as though you can approach them with personal issues too. Who your supervisor is will shape your training experience and having a good supervisor may even convince you to join a particular practice area or team. Trainees at these Lex 100 Winner firms had rave reviews for their superiors and felt comfortable approaching any member of staff, regardless of their level of seniority. Click on a firm name to read their Lex 100 profile and see how they scored in other categories.

Firm Score
Travers Smith LLP 93.0
Mayer Brown International LLP 92.2
TLT LLP 92.0
Addleshaw Goddard 90.5
Osborne Clarke 90.3
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP 88.3
Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP 87.6
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP 87.5
Pinsent Masons LLP 87.2
Hogan Lovells International LLP 87.2
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP 86.3
CMS 86.1
Marriott Harrison LLP 86.0
Clyde & Co 85.9
Maples Teesdale LLP 84.6
Brabners LLP 84.0
Ashurst 83.9
Leathes Prior 83.5
Mills & Reeve 83.2
Gordons LLP 83.1
Clifford Chance 82.8
Irwin Mitchell LLP 82.8