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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2016)
"The firm offers great work and clients, while allowing staff to maintain a good work/life balance."
Pros: 
  • 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.
Cons: 
  • 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.
Culture
8.5 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.6 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.2 / 10
 
Hours
7.9 / 10
 
Salary
7.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.3 / 10
 
Pro Bono
6.6 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"There is an assessment day to get onto the vacation scheme. There is a negotiation..."

"There isn't much of a Bond/Dickinson divide, particularly in London. The partners..."

"I have found that the supervision is excellent and there are monthly Continuing Professional..."

"I think that all solicitors and partners are extremely approachable, and they are..."

"It's a smart but relaxed dress code when not in meetings. Offices are currently being..."

"People work according to what they are working on. In some teams 9:00am to 6:00pm..."

"The pay for trainees is good compared to other Bristol firms, after NQ it doesn't..."

"Having the pension contributions matched to 5% is a good perk."

"The interview process consisted of an application form, online testing, and an assessment..."

"In what ways have you shown commercial awareness? How will the current economic climate..."

"It appears to me not that the firm is not that focused as there are not many recycling..."

"Equality and diversity has been getting pushed recently, which is excellent. Flexible..."

"The client interaction varies from team to team. In some seats you run your own files..."

"My team seem very involved in its clients initiatives."

"The people, the high-quality work and the great culture."

"The differing pay between office locations rather than performance related both in..."

"I liked the culture and feel of the firm after coming into contact with people at..."

"There tend to be enough jobs available for all the trainees. The issue is, where..."

"We get through a lot of cake and sweets!"

"The firm is going places by doing the right things."

"Their graduate recruitment is very keen to ensure a wide variance of applicants on..."

"Ensuring that partners have enough time to be supervisors before giving them the..."

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