Get the inside buzz from graduates at Ashfords LLP

8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, approachable, down to earth."
  • 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.
  • 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.
8.0 / 10
Formal Training
7.4 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.0 / 10
8.7 / 10
6.2 / 10
7.2 / 10
Pro Bono
4.4 / 10

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"There is ample opportunity to attend events and a brilliant staff bonus scheme."

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