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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2015)
"A mid-sized UK firm with a global platform."
Pros: 
  • Trainees are given high calibre work, often international in nature, as well as tasks which ensure that they really develop in their roles
  • The firm’s relatively small intake means that trainees have good exposure to high-profile deals
  • Support is provided to trainees as the firm has an inclusive and genuinely ‘open-door’ culture
  • Both legal and non-legal skills are taught innovatively in department-specific training sessions
Cons: 
  • Working hours might be challenge for some trainees, and some late nights can be expected
  • Some may feel that international secondments could be made longer, i.e. six months, rather than three
  • Staying in the firm after qualification can be difficult: opportunities in some departments are highly sought after
  • More opportunities for regular feedback would help trainees' development
Culture
9.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.1 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
6.8 / 10
 
Hours
6.9 / 10
 
Salary
7.6 / 10
 
 
Diversity
9.2 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.6 / 10
 
 

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