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"Communication could be improved in relation to seat rotations and the qualification process."
Second year trainee, Southampton
"While it can be difficult to obtain a seat in a niche area if you are at one of the smaller offices, the seats available at said offices are generally the popular choices such as corporate, real estate and commercial disputes."
First year trainee, Leeds
"There is a continuing pay disparity between legacy firm offices, which is explained as geographical benchmarking."
Second year trainee, Newcastle
"Personally I think that the firm lacks interaction between offices; especially among the trainees."
First year trainee, Newcastle
"I think that some of the firm’s HR processes have a tendency to work slowly and this could potentially be improved."
Second year trainee, Newcastle


"I feel that there is a slight division between the Northern and Southern offices post-merger."
First year trainee, Newcastle
"There could be a little more communication within the firm from my perspective."
First year trainee, Newcastle
"The pay is not as attractive as others."
First year trainee, Bristol
"The handling of seat rotations could be better."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"A lot of the induction training takes place at different locations which is quite tiring!"
First year trainee, Southampton
"The firm's identity is not always clear following the merger, and there is some lack of communication from the wider firm (but not a problem at office level)."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"Lack of control over seats during the training contract."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"The differing pay between office locations rather than performance related both in relation to trainee solicitors and newly qualified."
Second year trainee, Newcastle
"There is still some work to do post-merger with combining the firms"
First year trainee, Southampton
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