The outcomes are in! Authorized Cheek’s unique survey can reveal the legislation companies with the very best scores for coaching and high quality of labor

Authorized Cheek requested trainees and junior attorneys from practically 100 of the nation’s main legislation companies to share their experiences. A handful of companies stood out from the gang, scoring an A* for coaching and high quality of labor in our annual Trainee and Junior Lawyer Survey.

Respondents might rating the coaching they’ve acquired on a scale of 1 to 10 — with one being very poor and ten being glorious. Equally, respondents might charge the standard of labor — with work classed from under no circumstances stimulating to extremely stimulating.

A complete of three legislation companies function within the shortlist for each classes: Clifford Chance, Debevoise & Plimpton and Osborne Clarke. Under are the outcomes listed alphabetically:

Greatest legislation companies for coaching 2020-21

Allen & Overy
Bristows
CMS
Clifford Chance
Debevoise & Plimpton
Fieldfisher
Forsters
Linklaters
Macfarlanes
Mayer Brown
Osborne Clarke
Slaughter and May
TLT
Travers Smith
Vinson & Elkins

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Greatest legislation companies for high quality of labor 2020-21

Accutrainee
Akin Gump
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Clifford Chance
Debevoise & Plimpton
Irwin Mitchell
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Osborne Clarke
Ropes & Gray
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden
Taylor Wessing
Weil Gotshal & Manges
Wiggin
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

As a part of the survey annually we give trainees and junior attorneys the chance to develop on their scores and provides higher perception into life at their agency by submitting nameless feedback. Listed below are a choose few feedback from a few of the companies listed above:

How would you describe the coaching you’ve gotten acquired?

“The most effective issues in regards to the agency — top quality, freshly up to date and related coaching throughout all observe areas is obtainable to all.”

“Truthfully impressed with the coaching I acquired. Folks take time to clarify duties and are typically excited by trainee improvement. Having labored on a few of the greatest offers on the market, I now really feel able to deal with something!”

“Outdoors of formal coaching classes — the period of time that seniors will put aside to clarify ideas and walk-through examples is reasonably spectacular.”

“There may be a lot of ongoing coaching inside every seat on high of the introductory coaching, often throughout the first week of every seat. Most associates and even companions are prepared to take the time to clarify a transaction or case and to reply questions, notably associated to jargon.”

“The agency has brilliantly structured coaching which is formal at first, and extra casual on an ongoing foundation, and many observe area-specific assets that you could faucet into all through your seat.”

How stimulating is the work you’re given?

“I’ve already labored on some high-profile issues and felt as if I can actually add worth via my contribution.”

“Though not all our offers shall be making the headlines on the FT, there are fixed drafting and analysis alternatives which give trainees an essential function in a sure transaction — for instance, getting ready first drafts of a base prospectus or a seller settlement.”

“I’ve all the time discovered that I’ve been given lots of duty at an early stage, making the work considerably extra attention-grabbing and inspiring an actual sense of possession over the work I do.”

“We work for the highest purchasers in our observe areas/industries — the work is attention-grabbing and difficult and you’re all the time trusted and supported to push your self to develop and tackle new and extra superior work.”

“I really feel that I’ve been given difficult and essential work from an early stage, which is each a bit anxious but in addition an unbelievable alternative. As a result of the workforce is so small, you’re anticipated to hit the bottom operating and become involved instantly, with out feeling like you’re on the peripheries whereas the associates are doing the essential duties.”

The profitable legislation agency in every class shall be introduced at The Legal Cheek Awards 2021, sponsored by BARBRI, on Thursday 25 March 2021.

The 2021 Firms Most List – featuring the Legal Cheek Survey results in full