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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Addleshaw Goddard

7.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2017)
"Open, dynamic, entrepreneurial."
7.6 / 10
Formal Training
7.4 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.1 / 10
6.5 / 10
4.7 / 10
6.9 / 10
Pro Bono
7.3 / 10


  • The firm’s emphasis on teamwork leads to a friendly and collaborative culture.
  • High levels of responsibility are given so trainees feel fully involved from the beginning of their contract.
  • The close-knit trainee community provide a good support network in the training contract’s initial stages.
  • Trainee retention is high in all offices.


  • Working hours can be long and somewhat unpredictable.
  • The seat allocation process could be improved in terms of transparency and communication.
  • The IT systems need to be improved further, though steps have been taken towards this.
  • The salary is seen as being towards the bottom of the market.

What insiders say about...

"Be prepared, know about the firm and be able to demonstrate your commercial awareness...."

"There are plenty of social events for the office as a whole but my current team do..."

"I found that I was overloaded with training at the start of the seat I was in, and..."

"Addleshaw Goddard have an 'open-door' policy. During my training contract I sat have..."

"We've just moved into new offices in Leeds that are very modern. The dress code is..."

"Usual day would be roughly 9.00 am – 7.00 pm. There is no expectation that trainees..."

"The pay is competitive and there is a transparent trainee bonus scheme in place."

"When working late, dinner and taxis can be expensed."

"There was a paper application, an assessment centre, a two week vacation scheme and..."

"My interviewer talked to me about my work experience, and why I wanted to work in..."

"In terms of reducing the firm's carbon footprint there are recycling bins around..."

"I have seen that the firm is very diverse. We have people from all walks of life..."

"Lots of client interaction via telephone and email. Trainees are encouraged to attend..."

"The new trainees go to Romania before they start their training contract to help..."

"Great people and a good support network between the trainees. There's lots of support..."

"Working hours can sometimes be long, depending on what seat you are in."

"Its reputation in the Leeds market and the people."

"Retention rates are pretty strong, with more new qualifier jobs than trainees at..."

"Namesake Theodore Goddard acted for Wallis Simpson during her divorce proceedings...."

"Leading UK law firm with a growing international presence."

"Each year a number of our vacation schemers come through the diversity access scheme..."

"There are occasions when I have felt a little swamped with work but the support is..."

"Although the firm does seem to be working on this, it would be ideal if there were..."

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