Get the inside buzz from graduates at Browne Jacobson

8.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2017)
"Welcoming, friendly, supportive."
8.7 / 10
Formal Training
7.5 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.2 / 10
8.3 / 10
7.7 / 10
7.5 / 10
Pro Bono
7.0 / 10


  • Trainees are given a variety of high-profile work from a very early stage.
  • The open-plan office helps to ensure that people of all levels felt approachable.
  • Hours are seen as being less demanding and more flexible than at similar firms.
  • The retention rates have historically been very high.


  • Some feel that technical systems could be updated.
  • Recent growth in the firm has caused changes that some departments are catching up with.
  • 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,..."

"It's very non-hierarchical with an open-plan office making it easy to seek advice..."

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

"Open-plan offices make people very accessible and everyone I have approached has..."

"The firm moved to these offices around four or five years ago. The facilities, including..."

"The firm is very flexible. On a typical day I will get in to work at about 8.30 am..."

"You don't receive a bonus until you've spent two years working continuously at the..."

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

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

"There is a dedicated team to work on this."

"The firm is working hard on this by improving the maternity, adoption and sick leave..."

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

"I know the firm does pro bono in different areas."

"The exposure to a variety of work and the supportive culture."

"The IT and operational systems could be better."

"It had a reputation as a national law firm with an emphasis on regional offices...."

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

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

"Friendly and rewarding."

"Allow trainee socials to take place in other offices and not just Nottingham."

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