Hours

8.3 / 10

(based on 15 ratings in 2017)

2017

"It's very flexible, everyone has laptops and can work from home."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"Flexible. I work 9.00 am to 5.00 pm on a good day and, if necessary, 8.30 am to 7.30 pm on a bad day."
Second year trainee, Nottingham
"Hours are generally good. We're currently moving towards a much more agile working approach across the firm."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"Generally, the hours are incredibly reasonable and far better than any firm in London. It is considered a late evening if I am leaving past 6.30 pm. However, like any firm, if you are going through a busy period or you are in more malleable seats (like corporate) then these hours can fluctuate. For instance, there have been a few occasions of coming in on the weekend as I was so busy, but this is very rare."
First year trainee, Nottingham
"It really depends on what team you are in and what work they have on. I have found the hours to be generally ok but, if there is a big case on or a big deal to complete, you will be expected to do whatever needs to be done."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"The firm is very flexible. On a typical day I will get in to work at about 8.30 am and leave somewhere between 5.30 pm and 6.30 pm. It does vary from department to department though."
First year trainee, Nottingham
"I work the hours required to do the job properly. I am not normally at work after about 6.30 pm at the latest. My supervisors encourage me to speak up when I have too much on my plate."
First year trainee, Nottingham
"Browne Jacobson appreciate that there is life outside of work and encourage you to have one. The hours are reasonable and you are not required to put in face-time. In my current seat, I usually finish around 6.30 pm most days and the latest I have ever stayed is 9.00 pm. Considering that some of my friends in other firms work until 9.00 pm – 10.00 pm most evenings and often don't get out until 12.00 am when it's busy, I think I am very lucky with the hours here."
First year trainee, London
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