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Pluses

2017

"The best thing about Bond Dickinson is the people. All fee earners, including partners, are extremely friendly and are always around to help and answer questions. I love being part of a big community and enjoy the social aspect of this too."
First year trainee, Newcastle upon Tyne
"The amount of responsibility I have been given as a trainee has exceeded my expectations and allowed me to develop my technical skills at an early stage in my legal career. The partners are also (without exception) very approachable and willing to share their insight."
First year trainee, Southampton
"The people are friendly and always willing to take the time to help and explain tasks or matters where necessary. The work is of a very high quality."
First year trainee, Bristol
"We're not expected to work after hours and usually get a lot of responsibility as trainees."
First year trainee, London
"Everyone has a life outside of work and is up for a laugh."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"The people are down to earth and very approachable. There's an active social scene and the support is very good. We get opportunities for learning and business development."
First year trainee, Newcastle
"The culture of the firm is excellent and everyone, from secretary to partner, is treated the same. Everyone is willing to help, chat or even go for a drink."
First year trainee, Southampton
"Our culture and hours compared to other firms and the open-plan office in Leeds."
Second year trainee, Leeds

2016

"The location gives a local and regional feel with the ability to do City work. There's a wide variety of teams, a large trainee group, good support and mentoring networks. It's a very friendly culture."
Second year trainee, Newcastle upon Tyne
"Good-quality work in a supportive environment."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"The people and the work."
First year trainee, Bristol
"The extremely friendly atmosphere."
First year trainee, Leeds
"A good work/life balance and a variety of work."
First year trainee, London
"The people, the high-quality work and the great culture."
Second year trainee, Newcastle upon Tyne
"Great people and work/life balance. Excellent exposure to high-value work and responsibility."
First year trainee, Newcastle
"I got lots of responsibility on high-value matters from an early stage. Everyone is very friendly and approachable."
First year trainee, London

2015

"A real plus is the interesting work that I undertake at the firm."
Second year trainee, Newcastle
"The culture is definitely one of the best things about working for the firm: at all levels, people are supportive, friendly and personable. There is a definite 'buzz' about working here."
First year trainee, Leeds
"Helpful and supportive colleagues and the friendly atmosphere/environment are real positives, as is the quality of the work."
First year trainee, Newcastle
"The welcoming approach and relaxed atmosphere, and good support coupled with the opportunity for extensive responsibility are real benefits of working here."
Second year trainee, Newcastle
"The secondments offered are brilliant."
Second year trainee, Southampton
"The working environment is relaxed but driven - you can ask any question to anyone and receive great supervision."
First year trainee, Bristol
"The office views and the welcoming atmosphere are both positives."
First year trainee, Newcastle
"There is a great atmosphere here, and you feel part of a firm that's really going places."
First year trainee, Newcastle
"A plus is the very approachable people at all levels within the firm."
Second year trainee, Newcastle

2014

"The level of responsibility, quality of work and clients, and the opportunities to undertake client secondments as a trainee are a plus!"
Second year trainee, Southampton
"The friendly and approachable culture at the firm is great."
First year trainee, Bristol
"The quality of work given to trainees and the level of responsibility given at the firm is a plus."
First year trainee, Newcastle
"The attitude and approachability of colleagues!"
First year trainee, Newcastle
"The culture is very open and friendly here at the firm."
First year trainee, Southampton
"The best things about working here are the excellent working environment, the friendly and helpful colleagues and the good quality work."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"The level of responsibility given to trainees and the high quality work are the best things."
Second year trainee, Newcastle
"The work/life balance, the great clients and excellent training from superiors is great."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"On my first day in the office I started working on a case and was able to bill my hours."
First year trainee, Southampton
"The firm culture, the office location, and everyone is very friendly and helpful!"
First year trainee, Newcastle
"Open, Friendly Culture."
First year trainee, Newcastle
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