I chose Penningtons Manches Cooper on the basis of its reputation and have not been disappointed.
Find out what our trainee lawyers think of life at Penningtons Manches Cooper and why they decided to join us.
The opportunity to gain experience working for private individuals and commercial clients influenced my choice. As a trainee you are involved in interesting work straightaway and can thrive within a supportive environment.
I wanted to join a London-based firm that offered both a friendly culture and high quality work. The diverse practice areas at Penningtons Manches Cooper also appealed to me, as I am able to get varied experience throughout my training contract.
From day one, everyone has been very approachable which I think is a vital factor in ensuring trainees get the most out of their contract with the firm. The quality of work and variety of sectors also speak for themselves.
Having previously worked as a paralegal at Penningtons Manches Cooper, I was impressed by the open and collaborative atmosphere within the firm. It invests heavily in the development and welfare of trainees and offers a broad range of seats.
Trainees who were already at the firm emphasised the friendly and collaborative culture, which makes it easy to learn and develop. I settled in very quickly and have been given plenty of responsibility from the outset.
I was initially a case manager at Penningtons Manches Cooper and saw at first hand how it places a strong emphasis on training and development. The firm’s continued growth and expansion internationally underline its progressive character.
Penningtons Manches Cooper’s size, location and personality appealed to me and I was impressed by its strong technology and life sciences focus. As a result of the relatively small trainee intake, I receive individual attention.
The structure and friendly nature of the firm really lend themselves to personal development. From the outset I have been given responsibility with the opportunity to undertake complex, diverse and exciting work for high-profile clients.
The depth of practice areas and friendly environment at Penningtons Manches Cooper appealed to me. With consistently high quality and varied work, you receive excellent training and are given real responsibility at every stage of your contract.
I wanted to work in a regional firm with a strong reputation in the legal marketplace. My experience during my week-long summer vacation scheme placement at the Guildford office confirmed that it was the perfect match for me.
The firm’s expertise in commercial work and reputation in the retail and sports sectors were key reasons behind my decision to apply for a training contract. During my vacation scheme, I was instantly welcomed by members of the Oxford team.
As a prospective trainee, I was attracted by the variety of training seat options offered by Penningtons Manches Cooper as well as by the firm’s London and regional presence. I felt that it would provide a comprehensive learning experience.