Fieldfisher

Deadlines

First Steps with Fieldfisher (London)

To commence in summer 2021
Applications close 29/01/2021

The Diversity Access Scheme (Manchester)

Two week programme
Applications close 29/01/2021

Insider Scorecard

A*
Training
A
Quality of work
A
Peer support
A
Partner approach-ability
A*
Work/life balance
B
Legal tech
B
Perks
A
Office
A
WFH
A
Eco-friendliness

Insider Scorecard Grades range from A* to D and are derived from the Legal Cheek Trainee and Junior Lawyer Survey 2020-21 of over 2,000 trainees and junior associates at the leading law firms in the UK.

Money

First year trainee salary £39,500
Second year trainee salary £42,500
Newly qualified salary £67,500
Profit per equity partner £805,000
GDL grant £5,500
LPC grant £6,000

The above salaries are for London. In Birmingham and Manchester first year trainees earn £28,000 and second years £29,500. Newly qualified solicitors in these locations earn £44,000.

Hours

Average arrival time 08:54
Average leave time 18:35
Annual target hours 1,500
Annual leave 25 days

Average arrive and leave times are derived from the Legal Cheek Trainee and Junior Lawyer Survey 2020-21 of over 2,000 trainees and junior associates at the leading law firms in the UK.

Secondments

Chances of secondment abroad 14%
Chances of client secondment 32%

Secondment probabilities are derived from the Legal Cheek Trainee and Junior Lawyer Survey 2020-21 of over 2,000 trainees and junior associates at the leading law firms in the UK. Please note that due to COVID-19 secondment probabilities are lower than in usual years.

General Info

Training contracts 18
Latest trainee retention rate 89%
Offices 25
Countries 11
Minimum A-level requirement ABB
Minimum degree requirement 2:1

12 training contracts are in London, three in Manchester and three in Birmingham.

Diversity

UK female associates 61%
UK female partners 27%
UK BME associates 16%
UK BME partners 7%

Universities Current Trainees Attended

The Firm In Its Own Words