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Our Culture

We’ll give you responsibility from day one – so you’ll quickly find yourself on the phone to clients, in meetings and handling your own work (with guidance where needed) much sooner than you might otherwise expect.

On larger transactions, you’ll be an important member of the team, going to all relevant meetings and corresponding with clients and other advisers. You’ll be treated very much like a qualified lawyer and will often find that your opposite number on deals is already qualified.

You’ll also find that Travers Smith has a refreshing lack of bureaucracy. We don’t want you bogged down with red tape, forms and administration, and we’re virtually alone among City law firms in not burdening our trainees or qualified lawyers with billing or chargeable hours targets. This way there’s no unhealthy ‘hoarding’ of work and everyone is happy to work together to deliver the best advice to our clients.

Perhaps one of the best advertisements for life at Travers Smith is the fact that our lawyers are so loyal. We have one of the highest retention rates of any City law firm – with our associate turnover each year well below the City average.