Get the inside buzz from graduates at Ashfords LLP

8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2017)
"Friendly, large, regional 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...

"Know your application - what did you write and why? Know the firm - research Ashfords..."

"The culture is generally very relaxed but with a hard working ethos. There is a good..."

"There is a thorough trainee induction programme as well as monthly training sessions..."

"It varies so drastically from seat to seat. Some partners are great lawyers but may..."

"There are generally good facilities across offices. The offices vary in size, with..."

"My hours are better than a lot of my friends at other law firms – I usually finish..."

"Pay is decent enough given the local wage, but feels low given comparisons natio..."

"You get a complimentary day of holiday on your birthday and at Christmas. Ashfords..."

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

"There were the usual competency-based questions along with some questions about my..."

"We have our own beehives and bat boxes!"

"I can only comment on diversity in terms of age; in my intake the firm took on a..."

"I do not have too much face-to-face client interaction. However, depending on the..."

"We have involvement with local schools."

"The people are a plus."

"The difference in dynamic across different departments. Some are a lot more friendly..."

"The location of the offices and the work the firm does. What really sealed it for..."

"Some departments are more likely to recruit than others so it depends where you want..."

"We have our own beehive."

"A friendly firm with high quality work."

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

"More information on what we will earn as we progress through the ranks."

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