Get the inside buzz from graduates at Ashfords LLP

8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2016)
"An extremely friendly and supportive firm."
Pros: 
  • Colleagues are friendly, intelligent and happy to help others develop.
  • Trainees are given good levels of responsibility from the outset.
  • Offices are open-plan, meaning trainees get the opportunity to sit alongside (and learn from) partners and senior lawyers.
  • Trainees have contact with clients on a regular basis.
Cons: 
  • Hours can be fairly long when workloads are high.
  • Trainee salaries are not particularly high when compared to other firms nationally, but there are bonuses available.
  • Communication around seat changes could be clearer with more notice given.
  • It can be difficult to receive feedback in some departments.
Culture
8.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.4 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.0 / 10
 
Hours
8.7 / 10
 
Salary
6.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.2 / 10
 
Pro Bono
4.4 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Consider the various competencies you might be asked to show and have examples prepared..."

"The firm is a very friendly place to work, and as it is open-plan, allows interaction..."

"Formal training varies from department to department. In my current department I..."

"Each department differs in this regard as some have a formal partner/mentor structure..."

"Our London, Bristol and Plymouth offices have all recently had a refurbishment. The..."

"Working hours vary depending on department and workload. Office hours are 9:00am..."

"Pay seems to be competitive for the area, although the firm does vary pay depending..."

"The best perks are getting a day off for your birthday and the café brownies."

"I attended an assessment centre which included a written exercise, group negotiation,..."

"Previous experiences in work, commercial awareness, future aspirations."

"The Bristol office are particularly committed to this, in my opinion, having recently..."

"Ashfords has a strong diversity policy in place which can be seen through its recruitment,..."

"The training contract has been very challenging but in a good way. Twelve months..."

"Ashfords does not have a specific programme of pro bono work, but does regularly..."

"If you are able to secure a seat which you are interested in and the team is keen..."

"There is some lack of support when doing a seat that splits across two departments,..."

"I chose the firm for its location and the fact that it is big enough for both variety..."

"Like all firms, retention rates are market dependent. Ashfords is experiencing strong..."

"We have our own rock band called 'The Outlaws'."

"Hard-working but friendly."

"The firm attends law fairs at a number of universities in various areas of the country..."

"Confirming seat moves more quickly would be ideal."

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