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Offices & Dress

6.7 / 10

(based on 21 ratings in 2016)

2016

"The offices are convenient to get to, but are not particularly attractive. However, we are moving to a brand new building in three years, which is very exciting."
First year trainee, London
"We will be moving offices to bring us all into one building and to upgrade our facilities. We have two-person offices, which means that you have your own space and someone to discuss things with if needed. There are kitchen facilities on every floor. The dress code is smart with a lean towards smart casual. This is stepped up for any client-facing event. We have dress down Fridays."
First year trainee, London
"There is a lack of space, for the real estate department in particular. Also, not helpful that the office is split across two buildings, which makes socialising slightly more difficult. Dress code is fairly relaxed with no requirement for a tie, unless you have a client meeting. Also, more casual on Fridays with chinos and smart informal shirts acceptable."
First year trainee, London
"This is a difficult one as Ashurst is moving offices in a few years' time. The new office is in a great location in Spitalfields and it will be good to have everyone under one roof as we are currently split across two sites. Dress code: as long as you look reasonably smart, you're fine. I have never felt like people are questioning whether what you are wearing is appropriate. We have dress down Fridays where you can pretty much wear what you want (within reason), though apparently the men are not allowed to wear shorts."
Second year trainee, London
"The office is a pleasant environment with excellent facilities. The location by Liverpool Street station is very convenient. The dress code is business casual unless there is, for example, a client meeting when it would be more formal."
First year trainee, London

2015

"The casual Fridays are good. 'The Writz' canteen (pardon the pun) is very sociable and provides three delicious meals a day!"
First year trainee, London
"The location is fantastic - halfway between Shoreditch and Liverpool Street. Offices are spacious and bright. We have dress down Fridays, otherwise, the dress code is business casual."
First year trainee, London
"The office space could be improved, but a move is planned in the near future. The location is very central and accessible. The dress code is comparable to other law firms with the added benefit of dress down Fridays."
First year trainee, London
"The firm's location is great but the offices are a little bit old. That said, the firm is moving to a new location soon. The dress code is good: business casual."
Second year trainee, London
"The offices aren't particularly fancy, in my opinion, but are five minutes from Liverpool Street and have the necessities (well-stocked beverage areas, late night canteen, good showers, in-house doctors, catered meeting rooms etc). The dress code is business casual with dress down Friday and this year, dress down August - generally more lax than other firms, and unless you are meeting a client you don't necessarily have to wear the full suit and tie/suit and heels combo."
First year trainee, London
"A business casual dress code applies day-to-day, which is great. We also have dress down August and Fridays."
Second year trainee, London
"Ashurst is currently split over two offices, but will be moving in 2018. There is plenty of office space, with rooms for kitchens and meetings on each floor as well as a floor dedicated to meeting rooms. The dress code is business as expected, but relaxed. As long as you have a suit jacket in the office (and a tie) you don't have to be dressed up all day. We also have dress down Fridays."
First year trainee, London

2014

"We have dress down Fridays which are always a winner. The office is in an excellent location between Moorgate and Liverpool Street Station. We have plenty of office space."
First year trainee, London
"The dress code is business casual and dress down on a Friday. The offices are a serious let-down for a firm with such a good reputation. This is going to change in a year or two (so says the grapevine) but until then, it's not the most comfortable place to work."
Second year trainee, London
"The location and facilities are good. What you would expect. Dress code various between departments. Litigation is less formal on a day-to-day basis but very formal when you have to go to court. Corporate, for example, is quite formal most of the time."
First year trainee, London
"The office is smart but spread across two buildings and not as modern as some. The location is awesome, and dress down Fridays are good."
First year trainee, London
"Broadwalk House is a little drab, however, Broadgate West is altogether nicer. The dress code is 'business casual' but we are allowed to dress down on Fridays."
First year trainee, London
"The offices need an overhaul but the location is great! Not much in terms of facilities except a fairly decent canteen. The new dress down Friday policy is a bonus."
First year trainee, Londn

2013

"Offices are fine. It would be good to have a gym on-site though. Dress code is smart but relaxed - I rarely wear a suit and don't often see men in ties, (unless meeting a client)."
First year trainee, london
"The location is great - as we are on the edge of the city, we have a lot more choice than most firms when it comes to choosing a bar or restaurant, for example in Shoreditch or Spitalfields. The dress code is 'business casual', which still requires you to be fairly smart, but means that you do not have to be fully suited and booted."
First year trainee, London
"Offices are fine if not overly glamorous. Location is great. The food in the canteen is decent. Dress code depends on the department but generally a suit with no tie though some departments are definitely more casual than others."
Second year trainee, London
"Great location, with some nice views across to the West and East. Easily accessible and good access for after-hours socialising. Dress code is (for men) trousers with shirt, if meeting clients, then suit and tie. Trainees usually drop the full suit and tie approach after a couple of days when they realise no one else does it!"
First year trainee, London
"One building is a lot newer and smarter! The other building isn't bad though. I like the set-up, with two people per office - the more senior person faces the door and the junior person faces the window - it's a good way to judge when you walk into a room who is senior!"
First year trainee, London
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