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8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, supportive and hard-working."
  • 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...

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

"It's a friendly environment and I feel that I can talk to anyone, be they support..."

"There are regular training sessions from updates on the law to developing soft skills..."

"The firm has a good mentoring programme where each trainee is partnered with a senior..."

"Lovely offices (stunning building etc), but getting a bit cramped now as we are recruiting..."

"Can vary from department to department, but mostly my experience has been positi..."

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

"Subsidised gym membership, private heath insurance, cycle scheme and season ticket..."

"The interviewers tried getting to know me and to understanding my academic and extracurricular..."

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

"There is an LGBT network and we collaborate with other firms because of our size..."

"In my current department I have a lot of responsibility for an important piece of..."

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

"People in Bristows come from various backgrounds but have two things in common: they..."

"Communication can be poor between departments and teams."

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

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

"We sponsor a bee-hive in central London."

"Down to earth, ambitious, friendly."

"Hiring more temporary paralegals during busy disclosure periods."

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