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7.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2017)
"AG is innovative, ambitious and aspirational."
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...

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

"There is a structure and hierarchy in place though it is not vigorously enforced...."

"We get an extensive trainee induction in the first few days. There are also two days..."

"I think that everyone is very accessible, and partners and senior fee earners act..."

"The offices are very nice. Manchester is the oldest of the three however. As for..."

"Hours can be long in some teams, eg banking and corporate, but the firm is flexible..."

"Salary is below market in London."

"Perks of working at AG include a pension, private medical insurance at a reduced..."

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

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

"I do feel that more could be done in this area, but there is an environmental committee..."

"The trainee intake is very diverse, there is definitely no 'model trainee'."

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

"Great pro bono partnership in place."

"The culture, collegiate nature of the firm and the people."

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

"The culture, the client base and the positive feedback from current trainees."

"The firm very much has an attitude of 'if you're good enough, we'll do all we can..."

"Leeds office is one the best professional firms in the city at mixed touch rugby..."

"Friendly, dynamic, supportive, challenging."

"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..."

"More thankful partners."

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