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7.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2017)
"Friendly, sociable and hard working."
7.6 / 10
Formal Training
7.4 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.1 / 10
6.5 / 10
4.7 / 10
6.9 / 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 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.


  • Working hours can be long and somewhat unpredictable.
  • The seat allocation process could be improved in terms of transparency and communication.
  • The IT systems need to be improved further, though steps have been taken towards this.
  • The salary is seen as being towards the bottom of the market.

What insiders say about...

"Individuals, first and foremost. Have something about yourself; don't just tick boxes...."

"Socialising among trainees is brilliant, we go out every Friday. The firm's culture..."

"The firm offers regular training sessions in all divisions and also encourages us..."

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

"I find that the offices are very nice, and the canteen is particularly smart. Dress..."

"I have found that there is occasional pressure to be present/remain in the office..."

"The pay is the same or similar to most of the similar size firms in Leeds (although..."

"The week-long trip to Romania (paid for by the firm) as part of the induction is..."

"There is a rigorous interview process. It consisted of: a written application, a..."

"Why law? Why Addleshaw Goddard?"

"The new Milton Gate office was designed around reducing our carbon footprint."

"AG embraces its diversity programme: including being listed in The Times Top 50 Employers..."

"There is a varied workload each day in my role and I have good exposure to high-value..."

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

"The support you get. You're expected to give it your all, but not expected to do..."

"The hours can be unpredictable which can affect your life outside of work."

"The culture and the clients. I felt the firm matched my own personality."

"Retention rates are excellent - they try and keep good people."

"The food in the canteen is amazing!"

"The firm is friendly and approachable."

"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..."

"Personally I think that there could be more recognition for non-chargeable, extra-curricular..."

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