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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2016)
"Ambitious, distinctive, people-focused."
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...

"Definitely be yourself: it sounds like a cliché but the firm doesn't have a set..."

"We get a good work/life balance. It's a social office and does not feel hierarch..."

"The PSC tutors are very well selected and the internal training is a useful way of..."

"All fee earners are very supportive and trainee supervisors are excellent."

"The Leeds office is modern and new, with a great location by the river. All offices..."

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

"Trainees aren't eligible for bonuses."

"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..."

"There is a lot of focus on reducing the firm's carbon footprint, and this is a focus..."

"The firm is a diverse place to work and I have never encountered anything but positivity..."

"I have found that I have a huge amount of client interaction in my role. Depending..."

"Pro bono is an area that the firm is looking to expand with more opportunities for..."

"Good-quality work in a supportive environment."

"There is a continuing pay disparity between legacy firm offices, which is explained..."

"From word of mouth I had heard that the firm was a great place to work for, and the..."

"Bond Dickinson has solid retention rates."

"The merger has created a £100m firm."

"Inclusive, forward-thinking, yellow."

"Bond Dickinson offers several work placements."

"More structured feedback."