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8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 22 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly but committed to maintaining very high standards."
Pros: 
  • 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.
Cons: 
  • 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.
Culture
8.4 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.2 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.1 / 10
 
Hours
6.2 / 10
 
Salary
8.0 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.8 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.8 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"For the written application, I made a list of all of the skills they may be looking..."

"The staff are very friendly at all levels of seniority. There is a friendly and approachable..."

"I think this is the firm's key strength. They run a broad range of legal and non-legal..."

"Most people I have worked with are very approachable and very willing to give feedback...."

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

"Hours are unpredictable. If work is urgent and needs to be done then you will be..."

"Competitive but disappointed that we did not get a pay rise in line with the increase..."

"Free dinner after 7.30 pm. Free taxi after 9.00 pm. Free gym and health centre, which..."

"Discuss a recent case the firm has been involved in. Why law/solicitor/this firm?..."

"We have the usual trimmings such as recyclable paper and sensor lights. Paper culture..."

"A&O has made this a strategic priority this year and the LGBT visibility in the firm..."

"Trainees in the ICM group are often responsible for maintaining client contact on..."

"On a weekly basis there are at least three emails sent about pro bono opportunities,..."

"Working with the best and brightest in the profession. Excellent training and support..."

"Working here can be quite pressured at times."

"The reputation of the firm. It has many international offices and it provides the..."

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

"We acted for King Edward VIII during the abdication crisis of 1936. The table on..."

"Challenging but always friendly and approachable."

"I'd like the firm to increase the amount of international secondments.."

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