How approachable are your supervisors?

In some firms you will sit in a room with a partner or a senior associate; in others the office will be open plan, and elsewhere you might have to knock on your supervisor’s door to get their attention. Either way, it helps if your supervisor is approachable. Of course, you need to feel able to ask work-related questions, but you should also feel as though you can approach them with personal issues too. Who your supervisor is will shape your training experience and having a good supervisor may even convince you to join a particular practice area or team. Trainees at these Future Lawyers Winner firms had rave reviews for their superiors and felt comfortable approaching any member of staff, regardless of their level of seniority. Click on a firm name to read their Future Lawyers profile and see how they scored in other categories.

FirmScore
Thrings LLP100
Cooley (UK) LLP98.3
Dentons96.5
RWK Goodman95.7
Farrer & Co LLP95.6
Mills & Reeve95.0
Shoosmiths95.0
Lewis Silkin LLP95.0
RPC94.7
Hugh James94.5
Coffin Mew LLP94.3
Crown Prosecution Service94.1
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld94.0
Payne Hicks Beach LLP94.0
DAC Beachcroft93.8
Howard Kennedy93.8
Burges Salmon LLP93.5
Milbank LLP93.3
Forbes Solicitors93.3
Muckle LLP93.3