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8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 21 ratings in 2018)
"Modern, hard-working and forward-thinking."
8.9 / 10
Formal Training
8.0 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.3 / 10
7.6 / 10
6.3 / 10
7.6 / 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 get high-quality work from the beginning of their contract.
  • The close-knit trainee community provides a good support network in the training contract’s initial stages.
  • Trainee retention is high in all offices.


  • The seat allocation process could be improved in terms of transparency and communication.
  • The salary is not seen as being competitive in the market.
  • While many supervisors are active and helpful, this is not the case for all of them.
  • Some departments have unavoidably long hours.

What insiders say about...

"We have an online application form followed by a video interview, an assessment day..."

"Everyone who I have come across at the firm is friendly and approachable, making..."

"In addition to the professional skills course, AG are keen on developing trainees..."

"I have a trainee buddy, an associate buddy and the supervisors are great as well...."

"We have a smart dress code during the week and 'dress for your day' on Friday, during..."

"If I leave the office before 6.30 pm I consider it a good day as there are times..."

"Trainee pay has not changed over the years, and as I feel that Manchester is becoming..."

"We have an underground gym!"

"Telephone interview, followed by assessment centre (this involved an instruction..."

"Throughout my interview I was asked why I chose law and AG in particular and to identify..."

"There are recycling bins on every floor but the firm could and should do much more..."

"AG has a great 'return to work' programme for women returning from maternity leave..."

"Client interaction varies on the department you are sat within. During both of my..."

"There are various pro bono projects on the go which we are all encouraged to get..."

"The fantastic induction and professional skills course process, which is 'front-loaded'..."

"We get paid a very low wage when compared with the hours we work. There seems to..."

"I had a desire to work for a top international firm in the regions with a high quality..."

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

"This was the first firm to develop a pool of paralegals (the transactional services..."

"Great people. Great work."

"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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