(Whatever that really means!!).
From Inside Buzz (News Release – 5th November 2012):
Slaughter and May has been ranked as the most reputable law firm in the UK by trainees and solicitors surveyed by career information publisher Inside Buzz in the 2013 edition of their guide An Inside Look at Law Firms, released this month.
No, don’t roll your eyes! Naughty.
In total, 1,089 practicing [sic] trainees and solicitors from across the UK were asked to rate fifty peer law firms (excluding their own) on a scale of one to ten, based on how prestigious they perceive the firms to be.
Slaughter and May
Allen & Overy
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
White & Case
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Latham & Watkins
The top 5 or so were always going to occupy those slots; the only doubt, surely, was the precise order.
Worth keeping on file ready to
compare and contrast repost next year.
In addition to ranking peer firms’ reputation, trainees and solicitors were also asked to rate their own law firms in a variety of categories including salary, hours, culture, training and selectivity, among others. These rankings can be found here.
Some of the results are quite interesting.