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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Addleshaw Goddard

8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 21 ratings in 2018)
"A down to earth firm with top-notch clients."
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...

"Not just about 'competencies'. You also need to know about businesses and how they..."

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

"This can be very ad hoc and depends on the quality and engagement of the supervisor/team..."

"I find that partners and solicitors are all accessible, and there are a few mentors..."

"The offices are based in great locations and have all the facilities you need. The..."

"I find that the hours can be demanding and somewhat unpredictable, but that is a..."

"The pay and the bonus scheme could be improved."

"The departmental away days are always fun, and there is also a great pension scheme...."

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

"Why law? Why Addleshaw Goddard?"

"The firm recycles paper and has signs around the office encouraging people to use..."

"I think that the firm seems to have a good commitment to diversity."

"As a trainee I have had excellent client contact and responsibility levels, which..."

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

"There is a really friendly culture here, all fee earners are accessible and I have..."

"There are occasional late nights, as you would expect at any corporate firm."

"I was impressed by the firm's commitment to technology, the quality of work and the..."

"I'm confident that I'll be kept on as a new qualifier. There are lots of different..."

"All trainees spend a week in Romania prior to starting with the firm building houses..."

"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..."

"More thankful partners."

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