Slaughter and May
Intelligent staff, challenging work and great facilities.First year traineeHelpful?
The quality of work is excellent and the training provided is first rate.First year traineeHelpful?
The exposure to leading, multinational companies.First year traineeHelpful?
Working with some of the brightest people on the most headline making deals.First year traineeHelpful?
Intellectual challenge and high standards of professionalism.7 yr + PQEHelpful?
No chargeable hours, no face time, good support if you ask for it, great friends in the intake, not competitive between peers.Newly qualifiedHelpful?
There are great people and great teams to work with. The canteen is very sociable. The standard of work is high and we get interesting jobs.Second year traineeHelpful?
Prestige; excellent facilities; very clever colleagues.2 yr PQEHelpful?
Co-workers who are both pleasant to work with and be around. The care and attention placed on training.First year traineeHelpful?
The reputation the firm has is second to none, it works on the biggest deals for the biggest clients and on the most innovative matters. Everyone that works here is supportive and helpful with what is often intellectually challenging work.Second year traineeHelpful?
The lack of focus on "face time" means that associates are able to independently manage their work load and social time in a balanced way.Newly qualifiedHelpful?
Very interesting and varied work, stimulating and intellectually demanding.First year traineeHelpful?
The firm provides excellent ongoing training, involvement in high profile transactions and the chance to work with people at the top of their field. The culture is one of working hard when necessary in order to meet the high standard of service required.First year traineeHelpful?
The people are friendly and intelligent. The work is interesting. Even the food is good!First year traineeHelpful?
The quality of the work, the responsibility given but most importantly the people. The associates, trainees and most of the partners are, for the most part, very friendly and enjoyable to work with.Second year traineeHelpful?
No face time culture and billing targets.Newly qualifiedHelpful?
You can receive thorough training and gain exposure to several kinds of transactions within each department. Trainee tasks tend to improve with experience within a department. As well, you don't need to stay at the office any longer than you need to get a job done.Second year traineeHelpful?
I am grateful for the high calibre of the work at Slaughter and May. Trainees are valued in the firm and are exposed to a wide range of legal experience. With such a large trainee contingent, the firm is very social and I have made some great friends here.Second year traineeHelpful?
Excellent 24 hour support; ability to form long, friendly working relationships with partners; a lot of autonomy.1 yr PQEHelpful?
I have been involved in a fantastic scope of work in a variety of industries. I have also been given a lot of responsibility over my own work, although the support is always there when I need it. I really enjoy the atmosphere of the firm and have learnt a huge amount in the time I have spent here.Second year traineeHelpful?
We work on complex transactions and cases and learn from the best lawyers in the business, who take our training seriously on a daily basis.Second year traineeHelpful?
Work is generally interesting, hours are sociable, people are polite and friendly and training is top notch.First year traineeHelpful?
Getting praise and recognition where it's due. Being given interesting and challenging work, and the opportunity to be supervised by a partner who is an expert in his or her field.First year traineeHelpful?
The people I work with and the fact that no one judges you other than on the quality of your work.Newly qualifiedHelpful?
The culture is great - there is a genuine open door policy and everyone is very welcoming and polite.First year traineeHelpful?
The calibre of the people is extremely high so you always feel you are absorbing and learning from people around you. The matters that we work on are interesting, often unique and high profile.Second year traineeHelpful?
Resources and the level of support. The highly talented and efficient staff at all levels.7 yr + PQEHelpful?
The clients are very high profile. I was lucky enough to work on a deal in my first couple of months which was reported about on the front page of the Financial Times. However, this was by no means unique among my cohort. I was also very surprised about the fact that there is genuinely no expectation that you will stay late. If you have nothing on at 5:30pm you are encouraged to leave and enjoy an early evening.First year traineeHelpful?
Reputation and no billable hours targets.First year traineeHelpful?
The immediate contact with partners and the high profile work. The reputation of the firm helps open up opportunities later in your career. The high expectations mean you develop quickly.First year traineeHelpful?
Great training, excellent informal training from supervisors and associates. The prestige of working for such a brilliant firm.First year traineeHelpful?
Quality of work and the dedication of everyone I work with.First year traineeHelpful?
Future prospects.First year traineeHelpful?
Work, training, access to partners and professionalism.Second year traineeHelpful?
The name, the CV points, the amazing brains, the facilities, the clients and the quality and size of the deals.Newly qualified solicitorHelpful?
Open door policy. Good work. Clever colleagues.Mid-level solicitorHelpful?
The people, high degree of responsibility from the beginning, and the big deals that get newspaper headlines.Newly qualified solicitor, CorporateHelpful?
Prestige and, in terms of work quality, feel genuinely as though we are at the top of the market. Incredibly intelligent and disciplined people (partners, associates, trainees, secretaries and services staff).Newly qualified solicitorHelpful?
Partners are outstandingly good at what they do. Work is generally of a very high quality. Lots of responsibility early on. Everyone you work with is intelligent and motivated. 24 hour support (secretarial, food, taxis, etc.). The office.Mid-level solicitor, PropertyHelpful?
Great people and standards of excellence.Junior solicitor, CorporateHelpful?
Nice offices. Decent pay for a UK firm at junior levels. Good name on the CV.Mid-level solicitor, LitigationHelpful?
I like my job.Junior solicitorHelpful?
The pay, the quality of work, the intelligence of my colleagues, and the name on the CV.Newly qualified solicitor, BankingHelpful?
People, work culture, office facilities, benefits, and working on the top, most newsworthy commercial transactions. This firm really is at the cutting edge of English commercial law – we seem to have more FTSE 100 clients than any other firm in the City.First year traineeHelpful?