Slaughter and May

Insider Scorecard

A*
Training
A
Quality of work
A
Peer support
A
Partner approach-ability
C
Work/life balance
B
Legal tech
B
Perks
B
Office
B
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 £45,000
Second year trainee salary £51,000
Newly qualified salary £87,000
Profit per equity partner Undisclosed
GDL grant Undisclosed
LPC grant Undisclosed

Hours

Average arrival time 09:15
Average leave time 19:27
Annual target hours Undisclosed
Annual leave 30 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 21%
Chances of client secondment 13%

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 80
Latest trainee retention rate Undisclosed
Offices 4
Countries 4
Minimum A-level requirement No minimum
Minimum degree requirement 2:1

Slaughter and May looks for “good A-levels”, but does not publish a minimum requirement.

Diversity

UK female associates 43%
UK female partners 21%
UK BME associates 17%
UK BME partners 6%