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8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2016)
"First-rate, friendly, open-cultured and technical law firm."
  • Trainees become very sociable early on due to the small intake size.
  • Good quality training, both formal and informal.
  • A strong focus on work/life balance.
  • A friendly and supportive environment.
  • The seat rotation process could be more transparent.
  • Communication between departments could be improved.
  • There is not much opportunity for secondments abroad.
  • Quality of work and client contact can vary a lot between departments.
8.9 / 10
Formal Training
8.0 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.0 / 10
8.1 / 10
7.7 / 10
8.8 / 10
Pro Bono
6.8 / 10

What insiders say about...

"Really know Bristows: its areas of specialisation, its profile, its clientele, a..."

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

"I like the fact that we can do a mixture of three- and six-month seats as this gives..."

"Associates and partners are very easy to talk to and will offer advice when you ask...."

"The location and architecture of the office is great, as are the facilities. Some..."

"It's been really busy for the last year or so, but still not in the same league as..."

"When the hours are good, the pay is great. If extremely busy periods are going to..."

"The perks are pretty standard: health insurance, dental, somewhat subsidised gym..."

"I was asked about my CV and why I had done the things I'd chosen to do. I was asked..."

"There is a CSR team focused on environmental initiatives."

"One of the most diverse firms in terms of male/female ratios (including on the partnership..."

"Client interaction relies heavily on which team/department you are in. In general..."

"Bristows has many pro bono initiatives and everyone is encouraged to participate..."

"Everyone is extremely competent and really friendly."

"There could be more social events and more knowledge-sharing between departments..."

"The work/life balance and the sector focus on TMT and life sciences."

"Very good. Most trainees are kept on."

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

"Aiming for the top."

"Have a more organised approach in allocating trainees to cases in the IP litigation..."

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