Get the inside buzz from graduates at Ashfords LLP

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2018)
"A friendly firm with high quality work."
9.0 / 10
Formal Training
7.8 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.6 / 10
8.8 / 10
7.0 / 10
7.1 / 10
Pro Bono
4.4 / 10


  • Colleagues are friendly, intelligent and happy to help others to 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.


  • Trainee salaries are not particularly high when compared to other firms nationally.
  • Communication around seat changes could be clearer with more notice given.
  • There is not a lot of pro bono work organised by the firm.
  • The level of feedback and informal training can vary between departments.

What insiders say about...

"Research the firm and keep up to date on current issues to help with commercial awareness..."

"Everyone is really friendly and welcoming. The open-plan nature of the Exeter office..."

"There is a thorough induction week at the beginning of the training contract including..."

"Generally good, although this is dependent on the team you are in, how busy the firm..."

"The Exeter office is nice, modern and bright with windows all around the building...."

"I think the work/life balance here is great. I'm not a morning person so I generally..."

"The wage for a trainee at Ashfords is good for the south west in terms of departments..."

"You get a day off on your birthday!"

"The Assessment Centre for the training contract was the friendliest I attended. The..."

"I will not be specific, however they ask candidates to give examples of where they..."

"The firm has a zero waste to landfill initiative and the CSR committee is currently..."

"Ashfords is not the most diverse firm. This is probably not due to the way that the..."

"I have quite a lot of responsibility, which is good, and get the opportunity to get..."

"We have involvement with local schools."

"The positive character of basically everyone who works at Ashfords and the variety..."

"The culture can be a little political at times and communication could be better...."

"The firm is excellent, and has a good reputation offering a broad spectrum of legal..."

"The firm is growing and I am confident that there will be an NQ position for me."

"All staff are encouraged to train as bee keepers to assist in looking after the Ashfords..."

"A good mixture of a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with lots of driven ambitious..."

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

"Better supervision and engagement from partners."

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