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7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 23 ratings in 2016)
"A great firm with a great client base."
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
 
 

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