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8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2017)
"Innovative, dedicated, and passionate about what we do."
7.9 / 10
Formal Training
7.8 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.3 / 10
7.5 / 10
8.9 / 10
8.3 / 10
Pro Bono
8.3 / 10


  • Supervisors and colleagues are friendly and willing to help and provide regular feedback.
  • There has been a very good retention rate historically.
  • The smaller intake means that trainees can be given a high level of responsibility and exposure to work.
  • Trainees consider their salary to be very competitive when compared to similar firms.


  • Some feel that there is a lack of formal training available.
  • Not much is seen to be done regarding being environmentally conscious.
  • The quality of work can vary between departments.
  • There could be more social activities organised.

What insiders say about...

"Be confident, and make sure you have brushed up on your commercial knowledge before..."

"Everyone is expected to work very closely together and there is a lot of collaboration..."

"The formal training is somewhat sparse but the learning on the job is great!"

"Everyone is always willing to take the extra five minutes to explain a situation..."

"Most people wear suits or suit trousers and a shirt. A tie is only necessary when..."

"Hours are seat and deal dependant. They can often be long."

"The money is great, especially upon qualification. I've had no experience with the..."

"I've had the opportunity to attend quite a few client events that would usually be..."

"I was asked questions on scenario analysis and the interviewers also focused on my..."

"It could do more on this front. I would like to see more of an emphasis on recyc..."

"The first year trainees are all girls, which is positive."

"I have direct contact with clients on a daily basis."

"I have worked on two pro bono projects so far, one of which I was able to lead. The..."

"Good colleagues and interesting work."

"The firm could be a bit more social."

"The people and the vacation scheme experience."

"Retention has been very good previously."

"We have a beautiful roof terrace overlooking Shoreditch House."

"A brilliant firm in all respects."

"Looking forward to an enhanced formal training structure being rolled out this y..."

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