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7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 23 ratings in 2016)
"A hard-working firm with a great culture."
  • 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 are quite old, though they are due to be upgraded soon.
  • The salary is seen as below standard in some areas.
8.7 / 10
Formal Training
7.5 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.0 / 10
6.1 / 10
6.1 / 10
8.2 / 10
Pro Bono
7.2 / 10

What insiders say about...

"The firm seems to go for smart, out-going, enthusiastic people."

"There is a structure and hierarchy in place though it is not vigorously enforced...."

"We undertake various PSC courses and have team training sessions on a regular ba..."

"I have found that you are always encouraged to get in touch if you have a question,..."

"Dress code is business attire with dress down Fridays. The northern offices are moving..."

"Hours are department-specific. If you enjoy the work, you don't really notice. Some..."

"I think that the salary is in line with the Manchester market, and although there..."

"The best perks include the variety of events to get involved in at the firm; from..."

"There is a rigorous interview process. It consisted of: a written application, a..."

"Talk about a commercial business in the papers that has interested you."

"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..."

"I write the first drafts of letter and legal documents (e.g. witness statements)..."

"Projects include: the Springfield Legal Advice Centre; London Legal Walk and The..."

"Excellent people. Great clients and a good variety of work."

"The salary is not reflective of the hours required and the pay gap between London..."

"Location, diversity and the culture of the firm."

"The firm very much has an attitude of 'if you're good enough, we'll do all we can..."

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

"Delivering differently."

"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..."

"Free lunches."

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