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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Addleshaw Goddard

8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 21 ratings in 2018)
"Great minds and approachable people."
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...

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

"Addleshaw Goddard is a very friendly firm to work for and partners are, pretty much..."

"Formal training varies between departments. My first department was great for training...."

"Addleshaw Goddard have an 'open-door' policy. During my training contract I sat have..."

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

"AG is generally against 'presenteeism' (staying late for staying late's sake). There..."

"For where we see ourselves in the market, the salary after trainee level isn't high..."

"We have an on-site gym with subsidised entry."

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

"I was asked about why I chose to apply to study law and to apply to the firm in particular...."

"AG has an online filing system and a paperless desk policy."

"Top employer for women awards. Special programmes to help women smash the 'glass..."

"While I have seen that there is a low amount of client contact in some seats, I have..."

"Great pro bono partnership in place."

"Great quality of work - I am allowed responsibility for important tasks and my views..."

"The difference in pay between Scottish and Northern English offices."

"When I first met them, people were professional but not boring."

"I think the firm is very good and the majority of people are kept on."

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

"Open, dynamic, entrepreneurial."

"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..."

"Better seat move choices and a clearer system for allocating trainees."

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