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Offices & Dress

7.5 / 10

(based on 21 ratings in 2017)

2017

"Our dress code is business, but relaxed and casual on Fridays unless clients are in. The Bristol office is in a beautiful building in the heart of the legal quarter."
First year trainee, Bristol
"We have a formal dress code but also have dress down Fridays! Newcastle has a large office on the waterfront (very nice). There's not many facilities though and the canteen is small."
First year trainee, Newcastle upon Tyne
"The firm has shown itself to be very forward-thinking in relation to its offices. For example, the Southampton office is due to be completely refitted to allow for flexible working in a more modern and dynamic environment. The dress code is traditional for most of the time but, in the Southampton office, there is a dress down policy every Friday."
First year trainee, Southampton
"The office is a fairly standard open-plan office, which makes it easy to talk to people without feeling like you're intruding by having to knock on a door. The dress code is business-like, but the men are not expected to wear jackets and ties unless in a client meeting where this is appropriate. There are dress down Fridays."
First year trainee, Bristol
"The Newcastle, Leeds and London offices are all impressive buildings in prime locations. The dress code is relaxed provided it is business dress for meetings."
Second year trainee, Newcastle
"The Newcastle office is in a great location and the facilities are pretty good. There are kitchens on every floor with free tea and coffee, a good canteen delivering varied meals and shower facilities. We work in offices of between two and four people and this works well from a trainee perspective as you pick up on what everyone else in the team is working on. The dress code is smart business wear from Monday to Thursday and dress down every Friday."
First year trainee, Newcastle
"The St Ann's office is a little dated. Our dress code is very relaxed, which is certainly a good thing. Weekly dress down Fridays are a godsend."
Second year trainee, Newcastle
"All office locations are very well connected for transport. The new kitchens are great but the general layout could do with a refresh (it's still pod-based with secretaries/paralegals/some trainees in the middle of the room rather than being properly open-plan)."
First year trainee, Bristol

2016

"The Newcastle office has a fabulous location on the Quayside. Facilities are improving and the dress code is formal but not over the top."
Second year trainee, Newcastle upon Tyne
"It's a smart but relaxed dress code when not in meetings. Offices are currently being refurbished, which is good."
Second year trainee, Newcastle
"It's a good location but the facilities are slightly limited compared to other firms."
First year trainee, Bristol
"It's dress down every Friday. The office locations and facilities are all very impressive."
First year trainee, Newcastle
"Great location with a great, and very reasonably priced, cafe."
First year trainee, Newcastle
"It's a modern office with good views across Tower Bridge and the Tower of London."
First year trainee, London

2015

"I think that the offices are nice and in key city centre locations. In terms of dress code, ties aren't required if you're not seeing clients and there are dress down Fridays as well."
First year trainee, Bristol
"The Leeds office is modern and new, with a great location by the river. All offices have good locations and most are by a river. The Leeds office is open plan with a communal kitchen area, which really adds to the open, friendly environment within the office as a whole."
First year trainee, Leeds
"My offices are currently being refurbished, and will include more tea and coffee facilities!"
Second year trainee, Newcastle
"All of the offices are in great locations. The Newcastle office is right on the Quayside, and some of the views from the Plymouth and London offices are stunning. Dress code is business casual unless you are meeting clients, and there are dress down Fridays each week."
Second year trainee, Newcastle
"I think that the firm has great offices, with good locations and facilities. The dress code is becoming more informal: there are no ties worn in most teams, for instance."
Second year trainee, Southampton
"We have recently gone through an office revamp and reshuffle which has really made a difference. I find that the dress code is smart, but not over the top."
First year trainee, Newcastle

2014

"The dress code is smart during the week but there are dress down Fridays each week at the firm."
First year trainee, Newcastle
"The firm has a wide geographical presence, and the offices themselves are modern and great to work in. The dress code is relatively relaxed when appropriate."
First year trainee, Newcastle
"Generally the firm offers a nice office to work in. We have a nice cafe overlooking Bristol and the facilities manager is great. The dress code is smart casual. The men don't wear ties unless they are going to client meetings or court and the same for suit jackets for women. Some people are a little too casual but on the whole it is a smart firm."
First year trainee, Bristol
"The office is very spacious and light, and the dress code is suits but every Friday it is a dress down day."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"The office in Southampton is light and spacious, with resources and break out rooms on every floor. It is open-plan with some room dividers to separate the space so it doesn't get too noisy. Southampton train station is less than a five minute walk away, and the city centre is not much further. The dress code varies in each office/team, but it is mostly informal business attire (men wear shirts with no ties, women wear business dresses, etc.)"
First year trainee, Southampton
"The Newcastle offices are fit for purpose. Business attire is expected on a daily basis with Fridays being a dress down day each week, with most weeks requiring a donation to the selected charity."
Second year trainee, Newcastle
"The Bristol office has a great location and view, with open-plan working and a nice environment."
Second year trainee, Bristol
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