Why your firm?

2018

"Lots of firms claim to be friendly and inclusive but, on my vacation scheme with Addleshaw Goddard, I really felt as though vacation students were genuinely considered to be part of the team. There was no 'us and them' mentality between students and current trainees, quite the opposite! We all met for lunch in the office restaurant every day and were taken out on various informal social events by the trainees around the city."
First year trainee, Leeds
"I had a desire to work for a top international firm in the regions with a high quality of work and high calibre of people. AG fits that brief."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"I knew some people at the firm and they were the type of people I could see myself working with. During the vacation scheme I witnessed the incredible quality of work the firm does."
First year trainee, Leeds
"A friend and a relative had previously worked at the firm and suggested I should apply. I was convinced by their review of the firm and the positive way that they talked about their experiences."
First year trainee, Glasgow and Edinburgh
"I was impressed by the firm's commitment to technology, the quality of work and the high-profile clients."
Second year trainee, London
"The standard of training that I would receive and the size (it's neither too big nor too small)."
First year trainee, London
"It's international and growing but still very people focused."
First year trainee, London
"The combination of a firm with regional offices, high-profile clients and a desire to expand and develop made AG a particularly attractive firm to apply to."
First year trainee, Manchester

2017

"Its reputation in the Leeds market and the people."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"I had previously worked as a paralegal at the firm and felt that the support and training I had received and seen the trainees receiving would allow me to flourish to my full potential. I felt that my colleagues were invested in furthering my development and making sure that my well-being was considered when it came to things such as my working hours."
First year trainee, London
"The culture, the client base and the positive feedback from current trainees."
First year trainee, Leeds
"The status of the firm in terms of work being undertaken, its size and the ultimate goals of the firm. I wanted to work for a firm that would grow as I developed and I definitely thought AG fit the bill."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"I believe that the amount of responsibility a trainee enjoys at AG, by virtue of being supported by a huge team of paralegals, makes this one of the best training contracts in the City."
Second year trainee, London
"I liked that it was a City firm with both a regional and international presence and an exceptional client base."
Second year trainee, Leeds

2016

"The friendly people I'd met at events, opportunity to do high-quality work in Leeds and the firm's reputation."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"Reputation for giving trainees good-quality work. The clients: they appeared to be very forward-thinking compared to other firms"
First year trainee, London
"Full-service firm based in Manchester."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"Calibre of work, sectors and industries the firm operated in. Friendly reputation and collaborative working atmosphere."
First year trainee, Leeds
"The size of the firm: it has a good mix of regional and large clients, giving you the opportunity to get involved in different pieces of work. The social aspects of the firm: the feeling I got from trainees was that it was a really nice place to work and that there were opportunities to get involved in different things. The scope of work: AG has many specialties that gave me the opportunity to have variety in my training contract."
First year trainee, Leeds
"It was regularly in The Times' top 50 employers for women. An inspiring (former) senior partner. A great firm with some great clients but without an all-or-nothing city culture."
Second year trainee, London
"Knowing that the people and the culture is a supportive one. As a junior you want to learn and develop; the environment here seemed perfect for that."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"Perceived work/life balance."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"The people that I met, and the culture the firm portrayed encouraged me to apply to AG."
Second year trainee, London
"I spoke to members of the graduate team and trainees at open days/events which encouraged me to apply. I was also encouraged by my wider research into the firm."
First year trainee, Manchester
"The high quality work available, its position in the Manchester market and the friendly culture at the firm all encouraged me to apply here."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"I was attracted by the firm's approach to diversity: a legal access scheme and Romania trip show how the firm has true values, and encourages the development of people regardless of their background."
First year trainee, Manchester
"The atmosphere and status of the firm in Manchester definitely drew me towards the firm."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"I wanted to work somewhere with regional offices but with a good sized London presence too."
Second year trainee, London
"I had heard of the firm's reputation as egalitarian, and was further encouraged to apply here by word of mouth from future trainees and the firm's good client base."
First year trainee, London

2013

"Addleshaw Goddard is the best firm in Manchester."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"When I first met them, people were professional but not boring."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"Forward-thinking and innovative."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"Location, diversity and the culture of the firm."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"The culture and the clients. I felt the firm matched my own personality."
First year trainee, Leeds
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