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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 7 ratings in 2019)
"Friendly and ambitious."
Culture
8.5 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.1 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.6 / 10
 
Hours
8.5 / 10
 
Salary
6.8 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.4 / 10
 
Pro Bono
5.6 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • Trainees are given a variety of high-profile work from a very early stage.
  • There’s a lack of hierarchy and a welcoming culture so people of all levels feel approachable.
  • Hours are seen as being less demanding and more flexible than at similar firms.
  • Facilities in the offices are largely thought of as being very good.

Cons

  • Some feel that technical systems could be updated.
  • There could be more clarity surrounding seat applications.
  • There could be an increase in the amount of formal training.
  • Overall salary is seen by some as below market rate.

What insiders say about...

"The firm's application process consists of an application form, telephone interview,..."

"Everyone works together in a mixed environment and there is an open-door policy...."

"There is a lot of formal training provided and this is generally good and very useful...."

"This is team dependent. However, I have generally found that I have been able to..."

"Our offices are generally really lovely with good locations. Everything is very Nottingham-focused,..."

"It depends on your department and the business need. I have worked in a seat where..."

"As a first year trainee, I think the pay is reasonable."

"We have a subsidised café on site named No 44. The food really is delicious and..."

"Competency questions, situational judgement questions and wider commercial/political..."

"We're committed to recycling."

"In terms of gender ratio, I would say that there are many women in the firm, even..."

"I generally have a lot of client contact through meetings or on the phone. I have..."

"I was a part of a reading in schools initiative. Once a week, at lunch time, I would..."

"The level of support and the work environment. The quality and variety of work and..."

"There can be a lack of transparency regarding new qualifier opportunities."

"I had worked as a paralegal in the firm and liked what I saw. There are partners..."

"Retention rates have been fine historically. However, they will have gone from around..."

"The trainee challenge this year includes a bike ride, a sleep out and a trek."

"Forward-thinking and supportive with a 'can do' attitude."

"Further emphasis on formal training as opposed to on-the-job or ad hoc learning."

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