Winner Profiles

All Winners

Commendation for Diversity

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

All the judges commented on Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s innovative approaches to hiring a wider talent pool. Initiatives such as Race for Change and their Commercial Cafes (which was launched during the pandemic and involves senior lawyers and clients) have directly led to candidates from underrepresented backgrounds, particularly Black candidates, receiving training contract offers.

Best Recruiter – Large City Firm

Macfarlanes LLP

I was very impressed with the recruitment process. The team are friendly and welcoming, and I felt I was informed throughout the process.

Nominees: Baker McKenzie Stephenson Harwood LLP Herbert Smith Freehills LLP Taylor Wessing Macfarlanes LLP Hogan Lovells

Best Trainer – Large City Firm

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

From the outset, the firm gave me a high level of exposure to client contact, and continues to provide me with work which has real importance. There are lots of opportunities for trainees, both internally and externally.

Nominees: Ashurst LLP Charles Russell Speechlys CMS Dentons Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Best Recruiter – Medium City Firm

Forsters LLP

The recruitment process was one of the most approachable applications I took part in. It was the only firm where I felt as though I could just be myself in during the open days and assessments.

Nominees: RPC Boodle Hatfield LLP Farrer & Co LLP Mishcon de Reya LLP Mayer Brown International LLP Bristows LLP Forsters LLP

Best Trainer – Medium City Firm:

Collyer Bristow LLP

This firm is an excellent trainer. The structure of appraisals is clear, and feedback is genuinely useful. Everyone is approachable with questions and the partners take a keen interest in trainees. The success of the training programme is reflected in last year’s 100% retention rate.

Nominees: Winckworth Sherwood LLP Kingsley Napley LLP Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP Devonshires Solicitors Collyer Bristow LLP Dechert LLP Goodman Derrick LLP

Best Recruiter – US Firm in the City

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

I applied for multiple training contracts at similar firms in London. I felt that the recruitment process at this firm was considerably less bureaucratic than that of other firms, and that the firm was genuinely interested in getting to know me as a person and whether I would be a good fit.

Nominees: Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Milbank LLP Kirkland & Ellis International LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher UK LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Best Trainer – US Firm in the City

Goodwin Procter (UK) LLP

The firms’ culture is a major asset. They are very friendly and obviously care very much about their new trainees.

Nominees: Latham & Watkins Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP Vinson & Elkins RLLP Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP Goodwin Procter (UK) LLP Covington & Burling LLP

Best Recruiter – National/Large Regional Firm

Shoosmiths

The graduate recruitment team go the extra mile with their recruitment process. They are always on hand to answer questions via various forms of media and make receiving an offer all the more rewarding with special, personal touches.

Nominees: Pinsent Masons LLP Burges Salmon LLP Womble Bond Dickinson Shoosmiths Irwin Mitchell LLP Addleshaw Goddard DWF Group Plc

Best Trainer – National/Large Regional Firm

Osborne Clarke LLP

This firm is a wonderful place to train because of its open and friendly culture. It is common to know all of the partners in your department and even to have been for a drink with most of them in your first seat! Senior partners make sure that you are feeling supported even when it gets busy and the pressure is on.

Nominees: TLT LLP Osborne Clarke LLP Gateley Legal Mills & Reeve LLP Hill Dickinson LLP Ward Hadaway Birketts LLP

Best Recruiter – Medium Regional Firm

Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP

The firm was particularly efficient in their recruitment process. They consider their candidates on all aspects, including experiences, and not just academia. As a result, they attract well-rounded, friendly and interesting individuals from a wealth of backgrounds.

Nominees: Thrings Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP DMH Stallard LLP Leathes Prior Bevan Brittan LLP Roythornes Solicitors Michelmores LLP

Best Trainer – Medium Regional Firm

Taylor Walton LLP

I have been given the right level of responsibility as a trainee. I am pushed without feeling overwhelmed. The supervisions have been fantastic and there are some brilliant lawyers at the firm to learn from.

Nominees: Forbes Solicitors Trethowans LLP Taylor Walton LLP EMW Law LLP Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP Clarion Solicitors Hugh James

Best Recruiter – Small Firm

Humphreys Law

The process was very fair and thorough. The interviewers were welcoming and enthusiastic and gave a good impression of the firm.

Nominees: Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors LLP Humphreys Law Wrigleys Solicitors LLP Hughes Paddison Owen White Davis Blank Furniss LLP

Best Trainer – Small Firm

Kesar & Co Solicitors

The training at the firm is excellent. The firm operates an open-door policy and your contributions are always considered during team meetings and on a one-to-one basis. The firm allows trainee input in relation to the type of work they get involved with.

Nominees: Thackray Williams LLP Harold Benjamin Solicitors Curzon Green Solicitors Kesar & Co Solicitors Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP Atherton Godfrey LLP

Best Work Placement Scheme – City Firm

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

What really stood out for me was how well paired everyone was with their supervisors. You could tell the graduate recruitment team had spent a long time considering who will be the best fit and it really showed how the firm will go the extra mile to make sure your experience is the best it can be.

Nominees: Fieldfisher Cooley (UK) LLP Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Mayer Brown International LLP Kirkland & Ellis International LLP Wedlake Bell LLP

Best Work Placement Scheme – Regional Firm

DWF Group Plc

We were given real work in a structured way, with clear expectations and directions to resources. I was taken aback by the level of involvement and commitment of Partners in the process, who took hours out of their day to get to know us at social events and training sessions. This reassured us that the business was taking us seriously and our time was being well spent in choosing this vacation scheme.

Nominees: DWF Group Plc Addleshaw Goddard BLM Pinsent Masons LLP VWV Howes Percival LLP

Best Training Principal – Large trainee intake

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP – Danny Tricot

Danny has been a phenomenal training principal and been extremely helpful in helping to guide me through my training contract, along with ensuring my appraisals are fully understood and that I can work on aspects to develop myself as a trainee. He is extremely approachable and always has time for a chat, while also being very friendly in the office.

Nominees: Withers LLP – Ceri Vokes Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP – Danny Tricot Hill Dickinson LLP – Richard Capper Fieldfisher – Edward Miller Macfarlanes LLP – Sean Lavin Gateley Legal – Victoria Garrard

Best Training Principal – Small trainee intake

Goodwin Procter (UK) LLP – Ed Hall

Even as a busy partner, it is clear that Ed makes time for his role as trainee principal. He pays attention to all trainees and their progress and makes himself available to have one on one discussions with individual trainees about their learning and future.

Nominees: Leathes Prior – Dan Chapman Clarion Solicitors – Ryan Millmore Steele Raymond LLP – Jennifer Rogerson Milbank LLP – Tom Canning Goodwin Procter (UK) LLP – Ed Hall Gosschalks – Richard Taylor

Commendation for Diversity

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright stood out among the submissions for its well-embedded programmes that have made tangible differences to the firm’s recruitment statistics and the way it supports its trainees and employees. By embracing a diversity of views and experiences, the firm is able to attract and retain the best talent. With their emphasis on meeting diversity targets, work with Aspiring Solicitors and adoption of Rare’s contextual recruitment system, and focus on improving BAME representation, Norton Rose Fulbright showed us that they are serious about improving diversity and supporting their employees.

The LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards 2019 took place on Thursday 16 May 2019 in Grace Hall, London. The aim of the awards was simple: to highlight and celebrate the great work that firms up and down the country do, and the fantastic events and opportunities they create for their trainees. The 2019 winners can be viewed below.

Best Recruiter – National/Large Regional Firm

Shoosmiths

Openness and transparency are at the heart of Shoosmiths’ award-winning approach to recruitment, so that the whole process is designed for candidates’ benefit. The programme is geared to enable candidates to do well, not trip them up, and the willingness of people at the firm to engage extensively with students means that even those who do not go on to train at Shoosmiths tend to receive careers advice that will benefit them in the long term. See for yourself why Shoosmiths has been named this year’s Best Recruiter – National/Large Regional Firm and discover the many opportunities on offer to engage here.

Nominees: Burges Salmon LLP Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP BLM Addleshaw Goddard Womble Bond Dickinson DWF LLP

Best Trainer – National/Large Regional Firm

Osborne Clarke LLP

Unlike some firms, Osborne Clarke does not recruit for the short and medium-term needs of the business, but is committed to trainees’ long-term career progression with the firm, whatever path they choose. Every trainee in every diverse annual intake benefits from bespoke support that begins even before the training contract officially starts. And once a trainee is through the doors, the firm ensures they experience a wide variety of work areas, which helps to develop a well-rounded skillset ahead of qualifying.

Nominees: Gateley PLC Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP Gowling WLG (UK) LLP DLA Piper UK LLP Mills & Reeve LLP Hill Dickinson LLP

Best Recruiter – Medium Regional Firm

Muckle LLP

The recruitment process was transparent and open. It gave me a good sense of the firm before being offered a training contract.

Nominees: Gordons LLP Capital Law Birkett Long LLP Mundays LLP VWV (Veale Wasbrough Vizards) Michelmores LLP

Best Trainer – Medium Regional Firm

Tees

I received excellent client contact throughout my training contract. The supervision has been fantastic – there is a good balance between assisted work and independent exercises.

Nominees: Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP Steele Raymond LLP Trethowans LLP Sills & Betteridge LLP Clarion Solicitors Taylor Walton LLP

Best Recruiter – Small Firm

Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors LLP

The process was incredibly fair and thorough. The partners interviewing were extremely welcoming and enthusiastic. The process could not be faulted and it gave a very good impression of the firm.

Nominees: FBC Manby Bowdler LLP Wrigleys Solicitors LLP Acuity Legal Curzon Green Solicitors

Best Trainer – Small Firm

Thackray Williams LLP

The supervision and assistance has been excellent.  The access to senior members of the firm is as good as I could have envisaged, and all members of the firm are pleasant to deal with and helpful.

Nominees: PDT Solicitors Beale & Company Solicitors LLP Kesar & Co Solicitors Atherton Godfrey LLP

Commendation for Diversity

Dechert LLP

Dechert immediately stood out among the submissions for its commitment to both fostering a diverse and inclusive culture at the firm, and its passion for driving change within the profession across a whole range of areas. Their unrivalled success in partnering with Aspiring Solicitors for two years coupled with their recent adoption of Rare’s contextual recruitment system has resulted in extremely impressive statistics. With the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, various initiatives, and a focus on mental health training, Dechert showed us that they are serious about improving diversity and supporting their employees.

Best Work Placement Scheme – City Firm

Farrer & Co LLP

There are no “identikit” people at Farrer & Co, a firm that knows its strengths lie in the varied skills, talents and experiences of its lawyers. With the firm’s edge provided by its people, a high-quality recruitment process is a must – the cornerstone of which is Farrers’ first-rate vacation scheme, which deservedly takes this year’s award for Best Work Placement Scheme – City Firm for providing candidates with an experience of real trainee life across the variety of practice areas in which it boasts unique expertise.

Nominees: Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP RPC Withers LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Best Work Placement Scheme – Regional Firm

Mills & Reeve LLP

What you see during a vacation scheme always reveals much about what a firm is really like, so it’s no surprise that Mills & Reeve’s work experience programme is so well regarded – the firm has been named in The Sunday Times’ Best 100 Companies to Work For for 16 years running. Now it has added the award for Best Work Placement Scheme – Regional Firm to its heaving trophy cabinet thanks to a vacation scheme that is modelled as a “mini-training contract”, enabling candidates to experience a greater variety of practice areas than most other schemes offer.

Nominees: VWV (Veale Wasbrough Vizards) Ward Hadaway DWF LLP Burges Salmon LLP Michelmores LLP

Best Training Principal – Large trainee intake

Hill Dickinson LLP – Richard Capper

I cannot praise this person enough. They are personable, supportive and encouraging. They really listen and take into account your own wishes, strengths and qualities as a trainee, and have a vision for you at the firm that tends to wholly match your own.

Nominees: Macfarlanes LLP – Sean Lavin Weightmans LLP – Sarah Dowd Accutrainee – Susan Cooper Addleshaw Goddard – Garry Elliott Hugh James – Gwen Morgan-Evans

Best Training Principal – Small trainee intake

Milbank LLP – Tom Canning

Our training principal is extremely approachable and discreet, human and understanding. They are very clearly enthusiastic about the training programme and receptive to new ideas from the trainees on how the programme is run.

Nominees: Wrigleys Solicitors LLP – Sue Greaves Beale & Company Solicitors LLP – Ian Masser Thrings – Fiona Kellow Howard Kennedy – Vernon Dennis Marriott Harrison LLP – David Strong

Best Trainer – Large City Firm

Bird & Bird

Trainees are given a huge amount of responsibility at an early stage. There are opportunities for personal development and knowledge sharing, and you are assigned a trainee buddy to offer support and guidance.

Nominees: Ashurst LLP Charles Russell Speechlys Dentons Baker McKenzie Travers Smith LLP Norton Rose Fulbright

Best Recruiter – Medium City Firm

Boodle Hatfield LLP

The process was very open and friendly and the message was clear about what the firm was looking for. They really do look for a good fit, rather than just churning through candidates.

Nominees: Mayer Brown International LLP Goodman Derrick LLP Farrer & Co LLP RPC Wedlake Bell LLP Stephenson Harwood LLP

Best Trainer – Medium City Firm:

Bristows LLP

A leading name in the world of intellectual property and patents, Bristows has a long-established reputation for attracting STEM graduates to its award-winning training programme. Trainees benefit from a level of early responsibility that larger firms cannot match, while the small intake of 10 new joiners a year ensures that every trainee’s development is individually tailored. Added flexibility is provided by a mix of three and six-month seats and a variety of secondment opportunities.

Nominees: Mishcon de Reya LLP Kingsley Napley LLP Devonshires Solicitors Collyer Bristow LLP Forsters LLP Withers LLP

Best Recruiter – US Firm in the City

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Sullivan & Cromwell’s mantelpiece is already groaning with awards in recognition of its stellar trainee recruitment programme which, remarkably, is still under 10 years old. S&C eschews the large trainee intakes at other City firms in favour of small cohorts, meaning that the level of investment in every trainee is first rate and that extensive exposure to high quality international work is guaranteed. That approach is mirrored in a best-in-class vacation scheme and the wider recruitment process – read on to learn more about this year’s Best Recruiter – US Firm in the City.

Nominees: Vinson & Elkins RLLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher UK LLP Cooley (UK) LLP White & Case LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Best Trainer – US Firm in the City

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Great supervision and training. I felt valued and supported as a trainee and was able to undertake a broad spectrum of work.

Nominees: Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Covington & Burling LLP Latham & Watkins Milbank LLP

Central London was crackling with excitement on 17 May as representatives from over 60 top law firms convened at IET London: Savoy Place to find out who would be the winners of the prestigious LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards 2018.

Best Trainer – US Firm in the City

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

A brilliant level of client contact from an early stage and a nurturing environment where each supervisor looks out for your best interests.

Nominees: White & Case LLP K&L Gates LLP Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Best Trainer – Medium City Firm:

Farrer & Co LLP

The work environment is brilliant, with a truly collegiate feel. It strikes the right balance between efficiency, hard work and support.

Nominees: Devonshires Solicitors Leigh Day Withers LLP Kingsley Napley LLP Wedlake Bell LLP

Best Recruiter – Medium City Firm

Forsters LLP

The recruitment process was excellently run. With friendly communication, and a high level of partner involvement, I was made to feel that the firm genuinely valued its trainees and was fully invested in the recruitment process.

Nominees: RPC Hodge Jones & Allen LLP Boodle Hatfield LLP Brsitows LLP Farrer & Co LLP Goodman Derrick LLP Bircham Dyson Bell LLP

Best Work Placement Scheme – City Firm

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher UK LLP

The vacation scheme gave me a real insight into the work areas and environment of the firm, and I felt as if I was undertaking the same sort of work that I would be doing as a trainee.

Nominees: HFW Watson Farley & Williams LLP Kennedys Fieldfisher Charles Russell Speechlys LLP Hogan Lovells

Best Recruiter – Medium Regional Firm

Michelmores LLP

The firm demonstrated themselves to be very approachable, proactive in their approach to me as an individual, and flexible about integrating me into the recruitment process.

Nominees: Royds Withy King Bevan Brittan LLP Muckle LLP VWV (Veale Wasbrough Vizards) Trethowans LLP Hugh James

Best Trainer – National/Large Regional Firm

Mills & Reeve LLP

The supervision is excellent. As a trainee you are treated equally to fellow fee-earners and receive meaningful and valuable work. I was given exposure to clients very early on in my first seat, alongside a brilliant support system.

Nominees: Browne Jacobson LLP Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP Shakespeare Martineau LLP BLM Pinsent Masons LLP TLT LLP

Best Recruiter – National/Large Regional Firm

Osborne Clarke LLP

The recruitment process was fantastic. Everyone was very friendly and supportive, and I was made to feel at home.

Nominees: DWF LLP Freeths LLP Burges Salmon LLP Walker Morris LLP Womble Bond Dickinson Shoosmiths

Best Recruiter – US Firm in the City

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

I enjoyed the recruitment process at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP the most out of all those I applied to. It was straightforward and transparent. The interviews with a partner and counsel were informal and conversational, focusing on commercial awareness and my CV.

Nominees: Winston & Strawn London LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP Cooley (UK) LLP Kirkland & Ellis International LLP Vinson & Elkins RLLP

Best Training Principal – Large trainee intake

Withers LLP

Ceri is very friendly and enthusiastic about the training programme at Withers. I know they are always available, and I can contact them if I have any issues or general queries about my training.

Nominees: Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP Pinsent Masons LLP Mills & Reeve LLP Macfarlanes LLP Osborne Clarke

Best Training Principal – Small trainee intake

Vinson & Elkins RLLP

Mark is an excellent training principal. They are very warm, friendly and approachable. They offer practical insights and help prepare you to be a good associate. They are not only helpful in respect of work issues, but also personal matters.

Nominees: Blaser Mills Tees Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Hodge Jones & Allen LLP Mundays LLP

Best Trainer – Medium Regional Firm

Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP

I have conducted my own client meetings, as well as fee earners making a real effort to take me to their meetings where appropriate. I feel very valued and am always happy to come into work.

Nominees: Foot Anstey LLP Steele Raymond Blaser Mills EMW Law LLP Tees Mundays LLP

Best Trainer – Large City Firm

Taylor Wessing

Excellent training, plenty of responsibility and trust, and great exposure to a variety of work and to clients at an early stage.

Nominees: CMS Clyde & Co LLP Norton Rose Fulbright Charles Russell Speechlys LLP Macfarlanes LLP Baker McKenzie

Best Work Placement Scheme – Regional Firm

Burges Salmon LLP

The firm’s culture particularly struck me; we were given trainee buddies and everyone was genuinely friendly. Now I have joined the firm, some of the connections I made on my vac scheme got in touch to welcome me. The work was high quality and I got a real flavour for how life would work here.

Nominees: Blake Morgan LLP Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP Addleshaw Goddard DWF LLP Ward Hadaway Osborne Clarke LLP

Best Recruiter – Small Firm

Helix Law

The partners are directly involved in recruitment, which gives a clear point of contact and also establishes a good relationship from the very beginning of the recruitment process.

Nominees: Beale & Company Solicitors LLP Atherton Godfrey Kesar & Co Solicitors Thackray Williams LLP

Best Recruiter – Large City Firm

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

The main application question was not the typical “Why law?” or “Why a City firm?”; rather, it was aimed at understanding the applicant, their background, their achievements and what they were interested in, which provides scope for a broader range of answers and, ultimately, a more diverse intake.

Nominees: Dentons Allen & Overy LLP Slaughter and May Reed Smith Hogan Lovells Travers Smith LLP

Best Trainer – Small Firm

Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors LLP

I can’t speak highly enough of the client interaction afforded to trainees at the firm. From almost my first week, I was meeting clients and being exposed to real-life legal issues. This has given my fellow trainees and me a practical, human approach to solving legal issues that you just can’t get sitting at a computer all day.

Nominees: Curzon Green Solicitors Birchall Blackburn Law Thackray Williams LLP Atkins Hope

Commendation for Diversity

Reed Smith

This firm stood out for its commitment to both fostering a diverse and inclusive culture at the firm, but also for a passion to drive change within the profession.

Last night saw the announcement of the winners of the 14th annual LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards. The awards set out to identify and laud those firms that give their trainees a flying start in the legal profession, by playing it straight during the recruitment process, and supporting and nurturing their burgeoning careers.

Commendation for Diversity

Baker McKenzie

This firm has demonstrated a strong and consistent commitment to increasing diversity and to building an inclusive culture.

Best Training Principal – Small trainee intake

Forbes Solicitors

This person is an exceptional training principal and mentor, and is demonstrably committed, enthusiastic about and invested in the firm’s training programme and trainees. They are extremely approachable; if you have any type of query or difficulty, it will be taken seriously.

Best Training Principal – Large trainee intake

Withers LLP

This person is a natural teacher and inspiring mentor, as well as being incredibly committed and approachable. You can go to them with anything from technical questions or concerns about training, to creative ideas about different ways that trainees can get involved with business development.

Best Work Placement Scheme – Regional Firm

DWF LLP

The vacation scheme was an extremely valuable insight into life at the firm.

Best Work Placement Scheme – City Firm

Farrer & Co LLP

I was really surprised by the genuine interest that people took in the vac scheme students.

Best Trainer – Small Firm

Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors LLP

I cannot fault the experience that I have had. I have seen an increase in responsibilities, coupled with as much support as I need; every single staff member is approachable and willing to help. I have been given the opportunity to express how I would like my training contract to be shaped by having a choice of seats. I feel privileged to be able to say that I have trained with this firm.

Best Recruiter – Small Firm

Thackray Williams LLP

It was the most personal recruitment process that I have been through, by far. The partners that interviewed me could not have been any more friendly or helpful.

Best Trainer – Medium Regional Firm

Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP

My supervision throughout all my seats so far has been excellent. I have always felt that my questions and concerns can be answered, and I was reassured from day one that there is no such thing as a ‘silly’ question. I feel that the work I do is appreciated and I am always made to feel valued as part of the team.

Best Recruiter – Medium Regional Firm

Hugh James

Best Recruiter – Medium Regional Firm

Best Trainer – National/Large Regional Firm

Burges Salmon LLP

The atmosphere and culture at the firm is extremely open and straightforward – and the training you receive reflects that.

Best Recruiter – National/Large Regional Firm

Osborne Clarke LLP

The firm prides itself on its friendly and approachable culture and this is very much in evidence during the recruitment stage.

Best Trainer – US Firm in the City

Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP

I am genuinely astounded by the level of support that I have received. The client contact has been far more than I was expecting and the partners always insist on getting you involved where possible.

Best Recruiter – US Firm in the City

Vinson & Elkins RLLP

The recruitment process is geared towards creating a long-term fit, from both the firm’s and the candidate’s point of view.

Best Trainer – Medium City Firm:

Kingsley Napley LLP

I have found that my supervisors and senior staff are willing to take the time to answer questions and explain instructions clearly. I have been given client contact throughout my training, including having my own clients. While enjoying this responsibility, I also felt well supervised, rather than being thrown in at the deep end.

Best Recruiter – Medium City Firm

BDB Pitmans LLP

The firm provided thoughtful recruitment and selection activities, which were different to those I had expected.

Best Trainer – Large City Firm

Taylor Wessing

The firm provides excellent training. All the partners and associates are on the same page in terms of ensuring that trainees are provided with a broad spectrum of work, which enables a holistic understanding of the particular seat. They also actively encourage learning and their doors are always open.

Best Recruiter – Large City Firm

Hogan Lovells

The recruitment team at the firm is exceptional – they are friendly, approachable and professional in their dealings with future joiners and trainees.

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