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9.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 6 ratings in 2017)
"Quirky, friendly, supportive, responsive."
Pros: 
  • The flat hierarchy means that trainees can ask people of any level for help and advice.
  • There’s a very social atmosphere and many social events are organised.
  • Fair credit and recognition is given for work carried out by people at all levels in the firm.
  • Diversity and equality are seen as important issues in the firm’s culture.
Cons: 
  • Some trainees would like more opportunities for overseas placements.
  • While it is improving, the options for flexible working are limited.
  • Salary is seen as being at the lower end of the market.
  • It can take a while for changes to come in and the firm doesn’t always feel proactive.
Culture
9.5 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.5 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.8 / 10
 
Hours
8.5 / 10
 
Salary
8.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.3 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.2 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Follow the news closely, read the Economist, be aware of any big political, financial..."

"The working culture is friendly. Although people try to leave at a reasonable time,..."

"Various legal presentations. I've also undertaken soft skills training such as networking..."

"I have been positively impressed with the amount of feedback consistently provided..."

"We're in a great location and have great offices on the river."

"Generally the hours are good. There is no culture of staying late just because you..."

"I believe our pay is on the slightly lower end of the City firms and I don't think..."

"Unilever shop downstairs where we can buy discounted products."

"Why I wanted to do law, why I wanted to work at the firm, what I would do if I won..."

"Many initiatives, awareness events and green building policy."

"Diversity with respect to women and LGBT is very good. There are a large number of..."

"All of the seats are really mixed but I would say, from having discussed with trainees..."

"I think the pro bono work tends to be department specific. I have not been involved..."

"Working for industry-leading clients."

"The contrast between some very busy departments and some very quiet ones; the lack..."

"The life sciences focus and the reputation as a friendly firm."

"Very good. Most trainees are kept on."

"We have some random initiatives, such as an annual seed give-away. We're encouraged..."

"Quirky, friendly, supportive, responsive."

"More trainee social events would be good."

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