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8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2018)
"Friendly and ambitious."
9.8 / 10
Formal Training
8.3 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.9 / 10
9.0 / 10
7.9 / 10
8.1 / 10
Pro Bono
6.0 / 10


  • 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.


  • 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,..."

"There's a good work/life balance and regular social events that make Browne Jacobson..."

"Before attending the office we completed the finance and advocacy modules of the..."

"Solicitors and partners are always happy to help and are patient. The firm focuses..."

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

"Hours vary from department to department. I am typically in work at 8.30 am and leave..."

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

"There's a firm party every January."

"My questions were about my career history – why I was attracted to this firm in..."

"A conscious effort is made to improve efficiency and reduce the firm's carbon footprint,..."

"The firm is focusing on accepting people from all backgrounds and has a strong culture..."

"I was given responsibility from day one. One of the first pieces of work that I was..."

"The firm has good links with community projects and there are fairly regular opportunities..."

"Getting real responsibility from a very early stage in the training process. Within..."

"The work/life balance is fair, but still busy."

"After approaching them at a legal careers fair, I really liked the culture of the..."

"The firm is keen to retain as many trainees as possible so retention rates are generally..."

"The Nottingham office has a little garden that regularly hosts events such as fireworks..."

"Ambitious, friendly, approachable."

"More formal training and better cross-office socials."

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