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2016

"Good work/life balance. Great location. Fantastic colleagues."
First year trainee, Bristol
"Great atmosphere to work in. Everyone is genuinely very friendly and the firm is full of a mix of characters – there's no cookie cutter type lawyer here. Work is of a high quality and at the forefront in our chosen sectors of expertise. Trainees get regular client contact and lots of responsibility while being backed up with plenty of support."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"The culture and buzz – there's always something to look forward to in the social calendar, whether that be the charity event 'I'm a partner, get me out of here' or just the monthly Glassworks drinks."
First year trainee, Bristol
"The team is extremely supportive and friendly. Not only will they answer any questions I have and talk me through anything but we also go for team lunches and coffees."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"You are given a lot of responsibility as a trainee, but you are very well supervised, which is great. The firm is also extremely friendly and everyone is very approachable."
First year trainee, Bristol
"Quality of work and clients, good training and amazing offices."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"Support, guidance and responsibility are excellent. You're a part of the team from day one and supervising lawyers genuinely want to see you thrive and learn."
First year trainee, Bristol
"The people. The quality of the work. The cake trolley that comes round on a Friday."
Second year trainee, Bristol

2015

"The people - practically everyone is straightforwardly friendly, generous with their time and knowledge and genuinely wants to see trainees succeed and thrive."
First year trainee, Bristol
"The opportunity to be involved in quality work but in the Bristol location."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"The six-seat structure, opportunities for client contact and meaningful work we are assigned."
First year trainee, Bristol
"Friendly colleagues, top quality work."
First year trainee, Bristol
"We get early responsibility. Are made to feel like a valued member of the team. And we have four-month seat rotations meaning we have more seat choices."
First year trainee, Bristol
"General ethos and culture which I think our managing partners are responsible for. There is also a lot of extra-curricular stuff, from pilates and yoga at lunch to sports clubs and a monthly staff social which are all great."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"The firm encourages a very collaborative and friendly culture."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"Great work and clients with genuine responsibility. The partners in the firm have the time to discuss matters and actively get you involved by going to meetings, lunches and liaising with the clients."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"The size of the firm (e.g. number of lawyers, trainees and staff). The firm is large enough so that there is plenty always of going on and a variety of characters, but not so many people (particularly other trainees) that you just feel like a resource."
Second year trainee, Bristol

2014

"People are generally down to earth; good training; early responsibility."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"The friendly, supportive atmosphere."
First year trainee, Bristol
"Friendly people and nice offices."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"The firm culture. Partners go out of their way to consider and support trainee progression."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"Excellent work, client contact and supervision."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"The people; the quality and variety of work and seats available."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"Great pay, excellent variety of work, good work/life balance for the pay."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"Being given a lot of responsibility early on and constantly learning."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"Great people, fantastic café and a cake trolley that comes to your floor each Friday."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"Real responsibility and challenging work."
First year trainee, Bristol
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