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8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2018)
"Forward-thinking and supportive with a 'can do' attitude."
Culture
9.8 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.3 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.9 / 10
 
Hours
9.0 / 10
 
Salary
7.9 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.1 / 10
 
Pro Bono
6.0 / 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...

"There are commercial group exercises and interviews. I'd say keep up to date with..."

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

"The firm puts on some good training days that are mostly relevant to the job. I have..."

"Our mentors are generally helpful with feedback and criticism."

"I am currently in the firm's new Manchester office, which is amazingly open, light..."

"Working hours are technically 9.00 am to 5.00 pm but this really does vary depending..."

"Pay is competitive from a regional perspective but, as the firm grows and develops..."

"They randomly give away freebies or treats with no announcement a few times each..."

"Give us an example of when you have given exceptional client service. When have you..."

"We have recycling bins and people who are appointed to encourage recycling."

"The London office is predominantly made up of male fee earners. We also have very..."

"I've been involved in all sorts since very early on. Supervisors are generally keen..."

"There are a lot of pro bono opportunities and general local community volunteering...."

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

"An occasional lack of uniformity regarding levels of supervision across different..."

"The culture of the firm and the approachability of people I met at a law fair."

"There will be roles available, but certain areas may be competitive."

"The Manchester office has recently found a permanent home in the middle of Spinningfields...."

"Diverse and accepting."

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

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