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7.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2017)
"AG: Doing it differently."
Culture
7.6 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.4 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.1 / 10
 
Hours
6.5 / 10
 
Salary
4.7 / 10
 
 
Diversity
6.9 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.3 / 10
 
 

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 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...

"Make sure you are down-to-earth and approachable and that everyone is treated with..."

"If it's a good team, the culture is friendly. If it's not, there can be a hierarchy..."

"Sometimes training sessions are poorly scheduled and the sessions would be more useful..."

"All solicitors and partners will provide feedback and are happy to give advice at..."

"The offices are open plan which I found took some time to get used to, but overall..."

"I generally work between 7:30am and 6:30pm."

"As a first seat trainee the pay is competitive. The firm does, however, need to consider..."

"When working late, dinner and taxis can be expensed."

"There was a paper application, an assessment centre, a two week vacation scheme and..."

"Talk about a commercial business in the papers that has interested you."

"Using large quantities of paper is still a problem here."

"The firm's commitment to diversity is very good: there are working groups within..."

"I often have responsibility for my own files and have good client contact."

"The firm run various pro bono initiatives, including: a legal advice clinic which..."

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

"We get paid a very low wage when compared with the hours we work. There seems to..."

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

"Retention rates are generally high. While qualification is a formal process, partners..."

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

"AG: Doing it differently."

"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..."

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

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