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8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 21 ratings in 2018)
"A hard-working firm with a great culture."
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...

"It's an online form, a video interview and an assessment centre. Really prepare for..."

"I feel like there isn't as much of a hierarchy at AG as there is at other firms and..."

"The training programmes are department specific. Most departments will have a group..."

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

"The firm is open-plan, which is good from a junior perspective. You never have to..."

"The hours that you work will depend on the department that you are in. Corporate..."

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

"We get free drinks at the end of every month and there's a summer party. The Addleshaw..."

"I found the process fairly straightforward but I think others found it more difficult...."

"Tell us about a business person who inspires you."

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

"Lots of people work from home or part-time. I think women are given the same opportunities..."

"My current seat is very admin based. My previous seat involved legal drafting and..."

"The firm run a pro bono centre and trainees attend once a month."

"There is a very inclusive culture and everyone is willing to interact with each other...."

"It is rare that we go out together as a team for after-work drinks or other social..."

"Reputation for giving trainees good-quality work. The clients: they appeared to be..."

"It varies across intakes but I can see the firm does its best to keep you. Trainees..."

"We have a subsidised Costa in the building and our canteen has its own Instagram..."

"High-end work and top clients."

"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..."

"Continue to improve the IT systems and provide a more efficient and better training..."

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