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8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2018)
"Friendly, smart and techie."
9.5 / 10
Formal Training
8.5 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.8 / 10
8.4 / 10
7.8 / 10
8.7 / 10
Pro Bono
6.9 / 10


  • The office building, location and layout are all seen as being very good by trainees.
  • There’s a very sociable atmosphere and the lack of billable hours targets stops things being too competitive.
  • Fair credit and recognition are given for work carried out by people at all levels in the firm.
  • Trainees are able to maintain a good work/life balance as they do not have to work unreasonable hours.


  • Some trainees would like more opportunities for overseas placements.
  • While good feedback is given, some trainees would like for it to be more frequent.
  • The salary is seen as being at the lower end of the market.
  • Some would like more flexibility and input regarding their seat choices.

What insiders say about...

"There are lots of articles and materials on our website that are worth looking at..."

"The firm has been successful in making sure there are no barriers between people..."

"Our training programme has recently improved with more departmental training on specific..."

"The partners are excellent and sharing an office with a partner during each seat..."

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

"Compared to friends at other firms, we have it very good!"

"Happy with the level of pay."

"The medical insurance is excellent and the excess is also reimbursed by the firm...."

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

"There is a dedicated environmental committee, but its activities and progress aren't..."

"We have a diversity committee that runs events and talks and we have diversity training..."

"Trainees get a lot of responsibility early on in their careers and even more so once..."

"I have only worked on one. Otherwise it isn't really talked about or promoted. Not..."

"People are friendly and take training seriously. Things are not overly competitive..."

"Some more specific feedback would be helpful sometimes."

"The friendly culture combined with the big-ticket clients and fascinating work in..."

"They normally find a space for everyone who wants one."

"We have a love of karaoke."

"Friendly, supportive and sociable."

"I would prefer a few more three-month seats rather than six-month ones as there are..."

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