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8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 22 ratings in 2016)
"Challenging but always friendly and approachable."
  • Trainees get the opportunity to work on a wide variety of high-level work.
  • Colleagues are friendly and the atmosphere within the firm is very positive.
  • Trainee’s speak highly of the office’s facilities, views and location.
  • Hours can be unpredictable making it hard to maintain a good work/life balance.
  • Too many staff members on a deal can mean that the allocation of work is not always even.
  • There could be more international secondments for trainees.
8.4 / 10
Formal Training
8.2 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.1 / 10
6.2 / 10
8.0 / 10
7.8 / 10
Pro Bono
8.8 / 10

What insiders say about...

"A case study interview; based around a fictitious deal, they want to see if you can..."

"Whilst you may be required to work late there is no pressure to stick around when..."

"There are weekly seminars on legal developments and market/client updates. We also..."

"Trainers have been excellent so far. They provide structured feedback, are very considerate,..."

"The best offices of any London-based law firm. Period. Spitalfields market is vibrant..."

"Hours are long, but generally senior staff try to accommodate if you have specific..."

"We don't get trainee bonuses but I actually think that's a good thing, given that..."

"The Lavanda restaurant, which is subsidised and of very good standard. Also the summer..."

"A drinks distribution company wanted to expand in India – there was a fact pattern..."

"Recycling is commonplace throughout the firm and food is generally responsibly sourced...."

"The firm employs a good mix of women and men. Personally I have not much experience..."

"How much client contact you get really varies by department. The same is probably..."

"The firm is very keen to push the pro bono agenda and wider community engagement...."

"Lots of responsibility. Good client contact even in my first seat. Sitting with a..."

"The working hours and work/life balance are often challenging."

"I attended the A&O networking event at my university and liked the people I met...."

"The firm is keen to keep the retention rates quite high (80%+) but the market has..."

"George Allen (one of the founders) was legal advisor to King Edward VIII during his..."

"Friendly but committed to maintaining very high standards."

"Let trainees work from home a bit more. It can actually be a great way to get things..."

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