Salary & benefits

The firm takes on between eight and ten trainees per year. The salary for first year trainees is £38,000 and this increases to £39,500 in the second year.

Seats available:

  • Charity
  • Children and education law
  • Commercial litigation
  • Corporate/commercial 
  • Fraud and criminal litigation
  • Employment
  • Family
  • PI and clinical negligence
  • Private client
  • Property and housing litigation
  • Real estate
  • Trust and estate disputes
  • Regulation

Clubs and socials

"The firm really promotes a good work life balance. There are a number of clubs within Russell-Cooke, from sports teams and yoga, to hobbies like film club or board games club. These are an excellent way to socialise with colleagues and meet new people across the firm." Georgia Haughney, trainee

RC clubs

  • football
  • netball
  • cricket
  • book
  • running
  • choir
  • board games
  • film
  • theatre
  • yoga
  • table tennis

Firm socials

  • September quiz
  • Christmas dinner (practice group of current seat)
  • February late night party
  • Summer drinks party
  • Departmental events

Trainee socials

  • Daily lunch together
  • Weekly unofficial nights out
  • Quarterly organised (and paid for) socials - food/drinks/activities