Hogan Lovells Tops UK Lawyer Satisfaction Rankings

Hogan Lovells is leading the way when it comes to lawyers' satisfaction with their work and choice of firm, according to a major research project from Legal Week magazine.

The 2012 Employee Satisfaction Report (ESR) from Legal Week Intelligence, which grades leading law firms according to the estimation of their lawyers across five ‘core' areas (professional, personal, management, career & development, and salary & benefits) found Hogan Lovells had the most satisfied lawyers of the top 20 UK firms.

The definitive research is based on responses from 5,242 UK-based qualified lawyers below partner level at 70 UK and international firms operating in London - the highest-ever response rate to the annual survey. The 200-page report will be published this month.

Associates were asked to grade satisfaction on 38 sub-categories including partnership prospects, salaries, work/life balance, as well as the quality of the firm, its work and its clients. They were also asked to grade how important each category was to them to create the overall weighted score.

Hogan Lovells scored particularly well in the quality of clients and work category, and the culture and collegiality of the firm. Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) was ranked second and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer was awarded third place.

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