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8.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 20 ratings in 2018)
"Collaborative, conservative and ambitious."
8.3 / 10
Formal Training
8.8 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.2 / 10
6.8 / 10
6.7 / 10
7.2 / 10
Pro Bono
6.6 / 10


  • Trainees have genuine responsibility, receive good contact with clients and are actively involved in the firm's work.
  • The general ethos and culture of the firm are very collaborative and friendly, and socialising is encouraged.
  • The retention rate for trainees has historically been exceptionally high.
  • There are many initiatives and incentives in place to help the firm be environmentally friendly with a low carbon footprint.


  • Many trainees feel their pay is not as competitive as it used to be.
  • There aren’t as many options for flexible working as many trainees would like.
  • More secondment opportunities would be appreciated.
  • The firm has an evident commitment to diversity but this area still needs improvement.

What insiders say about...

"Be yourself. This firm wants you to have a personality, interests and hobbies."

"The firm is extremely friendly and everyone is very approachable. There's an open-door..."

"Excellent. There's great constructive feedback as well as sector-based updates and..."

"We complete mid-seat and end-of-seat reviews with both HR and our supervisors. This..."

"Beautiful offices that are light and airy, very professional and sleek. The canteen..."

"Officially our working hours are from 9.15 am to 5.15 pm. I've not worked later than..."

"I personally think I am paid very well for what I do and I am happy with that. I..."

"The social club puts on a variety of good, subsidised events. For example, a weekend..."

"Online tests, vacation scheme application form, vacation scheme assessment centre,..."

"There were no big surprises. I was asked questions like: why law? Why the firm? What..."

"There is a sustainable committee that works towards reducing the firm's carbon footprint...."

"The firm is committed to diversity and has the right policies and support in place..."

"This varies considerably by department. I have been able to get stuck in to big deals..."

"We are given two days a year to work on pro bono projects. I have mentored some year..."

"The friendly, supportive atmosphere."

"The location of the office in terms of surrounding amenities - this is improving..."

"Collegiate working environment, good clients and the high quality of training offered...."

"Retention rates are really high so there's not a threatening or competitive atmosphere..."

"We have an amazing cake trolley that comes round on a Friday."

"Friendly, well regarded and sector-focused."

"We run a number of initiatives, such as access to law, and try and play as large..."

"More uniform treatment across departments."

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