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7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 23 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, supportive and open."
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...

"When applying I attended an assessment day including group activity and interviews...."

"The culture is very pleasant here. There is a clear structure, but the firm has an..."

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

"You can get feedback and mentoring, but I find that you need to ask for it, and potentially..."

"Despite the current office being a little outdated, we are moving into brand new..."

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

"Trainee pay has not changed over the years, and as I feel that Manchester is becoming..."

"The Habitat for Humanity trip to Romania before starting as a trainee. It is a great..."

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

"My interviewer talked to me about my work experience, and why I wanted to work in..."

"The firm's green initiatives are not something that I am really aware of."

"The firm has various programmes for the promotion of women/social mobility/ethnic..."

"In my current seat I have had a lot of client interaction during transactions, and..."

"There are various pro bono projects on the go which we are all encouraged to get..."

"There is a really friendly culture here, all fee earners are accessible and I have..."

"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..."

"The retention rates are good."

"Our London offices were designed by Denys Lasdun, designer of the Royal National..."

"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..."

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

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