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Pluses

2018

"The large number of household-name clients, particularly in the tech sphere."
First year trainee, London
"Having hugely supportive and friendly supervisors, no billable hours targets, manageable working hours, social events and a collaborative culture."
First year trainee, London
"The best thing about working at Bristows is the people. I have yet to encounter anyone who I have felt uncomfortable approaching or asking questions of. Although expectations are high, questions are encouraged and effort is rewarded. There is a very collegiate culture and too many social events to list here. Trainees are given a lot of responsibility early on and are often treated on an equal footing with associates in some teams."
Second year trainee, London
"People are friendly and take training seriously. Things are not overly competitive between trainees due to the lack of billing targets."
First year trainee, London
"Our sector focus and calibre of clients means that our work constantly revolves around innovative science and technologies."
Second year trainee, London
"The work is varied and certainly not mundane. Trainees are treated as equal members of the team and get to do intellectually stimulating work."
First year trainee, London

2017

"Friendly atmosphere, exciting work and good hours."
First year trainee, London
"Getting to do interesting technical work."
Second year trainee, London
"The quality of work, the people and the environment."
Second year trainee, London
"The people. Without being cliched, everyone is nice and friendly and could not be more willing to help trainees out, even when busy themselves. People always make time for you, which makes you feel very much part of the team. The culture is very welcoming right from the start and trainees are very much included in all aspects of firm life."
First year trainee, London
"It's very friendly with a true open-door policy. The partners are very accessible and willing to discuss things at any time (whether work related or not). There are no billable hours targets and a very good work/life balance means that everyone focuses on doing the best job for the client. Although we don't have any international offices, we have an exceptional list of international clients. Because most of the work has a techie edge to it and the clients are the best in their sector, we have some very interesting legal queries to consider."
Second year trainee, London
"Working for industry-leading clients."
First year trainee, London

2016

"The work/life balance here is great. We get provided high-quality work but have the ability to leave at 6.30 pm."
First year trainee, London
"Everyone is extremely competent and really friendly."
Second year trainee, London
"Calibre of work and the responsibility given to trainees."
Second year trainee, London
"The people. Generally everyone is friendly and supportive, which makes coming into work a real pleasure."
First year trainee, London
"Friendly environment. Reasonable hours. Top clients. Intellectually challenging work."
London
"People in Bristows come from various backgrounds but have two things in common: they are very clever and full of personality; and have come to Bristows because they value the close working relationships it offers. This contributes to a thoroughly enjoyable, friendly and supportive working environment. The work is very interesting and varied, which forms a great learning experience. Unlike most other law firms, there is no sense of hierarchy here, which is invaluable. Our graduate recruiter is awesome."
First year trainee, London
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