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7.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2017)
"Ambitious, down-to-earth, determined."
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...

"When applying I attended an assessment day including group activity and interviews...."

"Hierarchy isn't forced on you and people at all levels are approachable. People do..."

"Varies from department to department. Training in banking is very good. There are..."

"Praise can be quite rare as the focus seems to be on what you have done wrong and..."

"Personally I believe that the Manchester office is in need of an update, but it is..."

"Long hours are expected."

"Pay should be increased to be more competitive."

"There are multiple free socials and we have the opportunity to claim free tickets..."

"I found the process fairly straightforward but I think others found it more diff..."

"I was asked to talk about a person in business who I admired and the reasons why...."

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

"Good approach to maternity and paternity leave. Promotes agile working to enable..."

"This varies from department to department but has ranged from paralegal to new qualifier-level..."

"The firm run a pro bono centre and trainees attend once a month."

"The firm consists of friendly people doing high quality work."


"The atmosphere and status of the firm in Manchester definitely drew me towards the..."

"This is generally good and many moves are motivated by new qualifier jobs in certain..."

"Our London offices were designed by Denys Lasdun, designer of the Royal National..."

"A fantastic place to train."

"They run an access scheme and the firm is very welcoming of all!"

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

"Clearer instructions."

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