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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, ambitious, changing!"
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...

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

"Everyone wants trainees to learn. You are not treated as a burden, but as the fu..."

"Generally the firm offers a nice office to work in. We have a nice cafe overlooking..."

"It differs by department but eight or nine hour days are standard. I tend to get..."

"The firm's salary is very competitive and the highest for a law firm in Newcastl..."

"Pensions and other benefit schemes are a plus."

"I worked as a paralegal in the firm and went through the same process of applications..."

"I was asked to give examples of team work/problem solving, why I chose my degree..."

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

"The corporate social responsibility committee is very active in this area."

"I have a very good relationship with my supervisor who allows me to get involved..."

"We give time to a number of local schemes and projects."

"The friendly and approachable culture at the firm is great."

"A lot of the induction training takes place at different locations which is quite..."

"The firm's large private client department set it apart, as well as the location..."

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

"We can put some serious cake away in a short period of time!"

"An inclusive, supporting, quality firm."

"The firm has school open days and a mentoring programme."

"Better HR support for trainees."

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