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8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 21 ratings in 2018)
"The firm has great people and opportunities."
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...

"Online application, telephone interview, assessment centre (partner/HR interview,..."

"There is a big emphasis on cooperation and teamwork within the teams and between..."

"Training differs from department to department."

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

"AG Leeds moved to a new office recently and it is much more reflective of the quality..."

"Hours are normally 9.00 am – 7.00 pm. There are phases when late nights are required..."

"Pay needs to increase in line with AG's competitors."

"Free drink Friday!"

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

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

"I have not seen or heard of much in the way of green initiatives."

"We do supposedly have a diversity programme but I have never seen a single LGBT event..."

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

"I am part of a reading scheme where employees give up their time once a week to practise..."

"Working environment and team ethos, calibre of work and clients, activities outside..."

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

"Knowing that the people and the culture is a supportive one. As a junior you want..."

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

"Leeds office is one the best professional firms in the city at mixed touch rugby...."

"Friendly and aspirational."

"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..."

"Having a more structured development scheme or having a wider offering in the firm's..."

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