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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2016)
"The firm is optimistic, ambitious and confident."
8.5 / 10
Formal Training
7.6 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.2 / 10
7.9 / 10
7.2 / 10
7.3 / 10
Pro Bono
6.6 / 10


  • Maintaining a decent work/life balance is encouraged by the firm.
  • The levels of responsibility are very good for trainees from the outset.
  • The culture at the firm is very friendly, which leads to a pleasant working environment.
  • There is high-quality work and opportunities to run your own files.


  • Not all trainees got information about their seats as early as they would have liked.
  • Communication within the firm could be improved.
  • Some felt that the pay could be more competitive.
  • While feedback was given, some trainees felt it could have been more structured.

What insiders say about...

"You need to have a good knowledge of the firm and their sector specific focus when..."

"The culture is the first thing that most visitors comment upon. Everyone is open,..."

"Our professional skills course providers are excellent. Teams have their own periodic..."

"I have a formal mentor, but I think that I probably gain most value from solicitors..."

"The Bristol office has a great location and view, with open-plan working and a nice..."

"Through choice I work at least an extra hour a day, but I don't feel pressured into..."

"The bonus structure for trainees is ad hoc so I can't comment. Pay is more than competitive..."

"Yellow umbrellas are provided for us!"

"The assessment day involved a group exercise, an interview, a presentation, role..."

"Throughout my interview I was asked a lot of questions about my background and interests..."

"I am currently unsure of the firm's efforts to reduce their carbon footprint."

"The four partners made up in July 2014 were all female at Bond Dickinson."

"My role enables me to consistently participate in high-quality, City-standard work...."

"The corporate social responsibility committee is very active in the region."

"The level of responsibility given to trainees and the high quality work are the best..."

"They're not always transparent about seat rotation."

"I was drawn to the firm because of its national presence, extremely high quality..."

"There is very good retention here. If a trainee wants to stay, in our office at least,..."

"Our managing partner plays in a band!"

"Friendly, ambitious, changing!"

"There are numerous partnership schemes with schools and colleges in the surrounding..."

"Better HR support for trainees."

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