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 surprisingly little bureaucracy. We don’t want you bogged down with red tape, forms and administration, and we’re almost alone among City law firms in not burdening our 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.
Our unique room-sharing system where partners, associates and trainees share offices fosters a close-knit, supportive and non-hierarchical culture where everyone can be themselves.
Perhaps one of the best advertisements for life at Travers Smith is that our people stay with us. We have one of the highest retention rates on qualification of any City law firm, our associate turn over each year is well below the City average and over half of our partners trained at the firm.