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Pitmans crowned as top firm for trainee work/life balance

October 2016

Pitmans has been awarded winner of the best work/life balance in the 2016 Lex 100 - a survey that is recognised as the most comprehensive valuation of training opportunities at law firms across the UK.

The survey also ranked Pitmans highly across factors including quality of work, job satisfaction and friendliness.

Pitmans trainees expressed their appreciation for the excellent opportunities for client contact with the opportunity to manage their own time, with “no expectation of staying late just for the sake of it.”

They also rated the “impressive continued growth” of the firm and the trainee ethos, communicating that they never felt like “a cog in a big machine” and enjoyed working alongside “highly intelligent and experienced partners who are friendly, down-to-earth and not intimidating.”

The report is compiled with over 3,000 anonymous responses from trainees at 173 law firms. Phil Smith, Pitmans partner responsible for trainee recruitment, said “This survey is designed to understand the genuine thoughts of the trainees, so I’m delighted that we have received such great responses. We aim to make the trainee schemes as hands on as possible with regular client contact, whilst ensuring support and mentoring is available throughout.”

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