Lawyer at Pinsent Masons

Start Date:
2015
Location:
Leeds
Programme Type:
Work Experience
Salary:
Review Date:

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Review Score

9.0/10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:

9/10

I did research tasks, daily presentations and had discussions and interacted with trainee solicitors from many departments.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

8/10

I have gained knowledge regarding certain aspects of the law- in particular law concerning property, litigation and corporate.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

Very much so- I have gained experience of a working law firm and have been able to discuss routes in to law as well as gain confidence.

4. How valued do you feel by Pinsent Masons?

10/10

Everyone has been welcoming and very nice- I feel as though I have been valued by Pinsent Masons.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

10/10

The programme has been very well structured with daily presentations and a day in each department.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?

10/10

I have received plenty of support and yet have also felt a sense of independence and responsibility.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?

10/10

The trainee solicitors have been very helpful and supportive, I have emailed and got in touch with people who weren't appointed my supervisor.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?

6/10

I have not received a salary/package as I have done this voluntarily through a work experience course.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

8/10

Pinsent Masons has a weekly yoga and pilates class for lawyers, the work to social life balance also seems to enable many opportunities outside work.

9a. Would you recommend Pinsent Masons to a friend? *

Yes

9b. Why? *

A great law firm, very friendly and professional. I have learnt about the gap year programme and vacation scheme- I want to come back therefore it seems natural to recommend this to a friend.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Pinsent Masons? *

Do not worry, it is daunting and scary however everyone wants to help you and is impressed that you are doing the course in your own time.

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