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7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 23 ratings in 2016)
"A hard-working firm with a great culture."
Pros: 
  • The firm’s emphasis on teamwork leads to a friendly and collaborative culture.
  • High levels of responsibility are given so trainees feel fully involved from the beginning of their contract.
  • The close-knit trainee community provide a good support network in the training contract’s initial stages.
  • Trainee retention is high in all offices.
Cons: 
  • Working hours can be long and somewhat unpredictable.
  • The seat allocation process could be improved in terms of transparency and communication.
  • The IT systems are quite old, though they are due to be upgraded soon.
  • The salary is seen as below standard in some areas.
Culture
8.7 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.5 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.0 / 10
 
Hours
6.1 / 10
 
Salary
6.1 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.2 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.2 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"You should research into the firm, the departments, recent news stories and the wider..."

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

"We undertake various PSC courses and have team training sessions on a regular ba..."

"Varies from supervisor to supervisor. I have had a mix of very good supervisors (three..."

"The office space is good. At the moment, it's all closed plan but we will be moving..."

"I usually work a minimum of 12 hours a day, going up to 17 hours at peak time."

"Salary is below market in London."

"The best perks include the variety of events to get involved in at the firm; from..."

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

"Interview questions were mainly around my knowledge of the firm: who the managing..."

"The firm has many schemes across the offices to reduce its carbon footprint: 'follow..."

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

"I write the first drafts of letter and legal documents (e.g. witness statements)..."

"The pro bono projects I have worked on include a legal clinic and a programme which..."

"The people are amazing, even up to partner level, everyone is so approachable. The..."

"Sometimes I found that there were inconsistencies in trainee supervision."

"The friendly people I'd met at events, opportunity to do high-quality work in Leeds..."

"Retention rates are generally very good. It's unlikely that the firm can always make..."

"The Leeds office has its own gym with a personal trainer."

"Great culture."

"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..."

"In my opinion I think that the firm should be more transparent about how a seat move..."

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