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8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 22 ratings in 2016)
"High quality, proactive, inclusive."
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...

"I applied for a winter vacation scheme and got my training contract offer at the..."

"Hierarchy is very department dependent but generally everyone is available. Doors..."

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

"Supervisors are generally good at giving feedback and recognition. In my experience..."

"The office has lots of space and big windows. There are lots of great facilities..."

"Long hours, but I have protected evenings in my dept (this is not available in every..."

"Salaries for trainees are not quite on par with the pay from US firms but are really..."

"We get free dinners if working past 7:30pm and free taxis home if working past 9..."

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

"There are recycling notices and bins everywhere!"

"Diversity initiatives are very visible and flexible working is encouraged. Perhaps..."

"As a trainee, I'm responsible for managing the logistics of a transaction, drafting..."

"Smartstart is the flagship project. Over 70 students aged 17 from non-privileged..."

"The incredibly friendly atmosphere - it honestly supersedes expectations."

"Working here can be quite pressured at times."

"It's a global, advanced and innovative firm with a reputation for being more relaxed..."

"They seem very high."

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

"Collegiate and committed to excellence."

"I'd like the firm to offer guarantee international secondments to those that want..."

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