Get the inside buzz from graduates at Ashfords LLP

8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2017)
"An extremely friendly and supportive firm."
Culture
8.2 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.0 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.6 / 10
 
Hours
8.3 / 10
 
Salary
6.6 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.3 / 10
 
Pro Bono
5.3 / 10
 
 

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

  • 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...

"There was an application form and an assessment centre consisting of a group exercise,..."

"As the office is open plan, there is no clear hierarchy in the office. This is great..."

"We get constant training throughout two years."

"On the whole, everyone is accessible and approachable subject to their workload...."

"All of the firm's offices are good. Speaking about Bristol only, the office has recently..."

"If there is work to be done, you have to stay in and finish your work. However, you..."

"I think that my salary is quite good for the South West, it rises in the second year..."

"The annual summer party and the free gym are great."

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

"Why Ashfords? Why law? I was also asked various situational questions."

"We have an active green initiatives committee that has put a lot of effort into trying..."

"The staff at Ashfords is quite diverse with an increasing number of women becoming..."

"The quality of the work varies from department to department but I have found that..."

"I am not aware that the firm takes on any pro bono work."

"Pluses include lots of client contact and the opportunity to run your own files with..."

"When workloads are high there can be some long days spent in the office."

"The range of departments and seats available was the main factor in choosing Ashfords,..."

"Retention rates are usually good and, if the job is available, trainees always want..."

"We have our own beehive."

"Friendly and entrepreneurial."

"I would say Ashfords is less bothered about an applicant's background than what that..."

"A slightly more competitive salary would be nice."

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