If the firm were a fictional character it would be...
Harvey Specter (from Suits) - has a great reputation; very well presented and very confident in its abilities
'You simply cannot beat the quality of the work' at Clifford Chance according to its trainees, who are also drawn by its 'world-wide reputation' and 'Magic Circle status'. Boasting 'excellence in corporate and finance', the 'personal and professional' support provided to trainees is 'unbeatable' and there are 'much greater resources' on hand. The 'in-depth' training is 'more structured and rounded' as well as being 'far more extensive', and the firm 'looks after you' and tries to make working those long hours 'as comfortable as possible' by providing 'extensive facilities' such as a 'gym, squash courts and swimming pool'. The 'breadth of its international reach' is a big plus, and you could find yourself 'being sent to Asia for a seat' or 'working in the Paris office'. The 'diversity of trainees' is also commented on with the current intake finding that the firm is not only interested in 'Oxbridge graduates' but takes people from 'very different backgrounds', and despite being among the largest of firms there is still a 'friendly and collegiate' atmosphere. Although the firm is truly international foreign travel isn't guaranteed and some feel that there is a 'lack of international seats' but 'long hours' are the most common complaint compounded by the 'unpredictability' of working times. However, the firm does try to make up for this by way of the generous 'perks'. It also won the Finance Team of the Year at the Legal Business Awards 2013. Current trainees comment on the 'relaxed, but constructive' atmosphere and highlights have included 'doing seats in Moscow and Singapore'. A strong choice for those seeking a globally respected legal brand.