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8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2018)
"Friendly, approachable, down to earth."
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...

"An online application form followed by an assessment centre. The assessment centre..."

"The culture is very inclusive. There is no hierarchy so it easy to approach partners..."

"The Ashfords Academy means staff at all levels are provided with training in all..."

"We have mid-seat reviews and end-of-seat reviews. It would be good to get more feedback..."

"The London office is modern and open plan. It is great to be able to interact with..."

"Hours are extremely varied and depend on departments and client need. Some days it..."

"The pay for the firm has improved although it is still not where it could be. The..."

"We have a gym in the Exeter office and get travel expenses for inter-office travel...."

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

"The interview was a competency based interview where I was asked to explain examples..."

"The firm has bee keeping facilities in several offices and a pond in the Exeter office...."

"Good retention and promotion among women and ethnic minorities below partnership...."

"The work you are assigned is dependent on the department you are in. At the moment,..."

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

"The colleagues in this office and the breadth of work."

"Lack of feedback or supervision in some departments."

"I knew two trainees at the firm who spoke very highly about working there."

"Retention rates are strong at the firm, but there is some concern that a seat may..."

"The cafe at the Exeter office has THE best brownies in the world."

"Friendly, high quality work, good client contact."

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

"A more open seat move process and more communication regarding the available options..."

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