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8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 6 ratings in 2016)
"Collegiate, quirky and humble."
  • There’s a collegial and supportive culture within the firm.
  • Trainees have opportunities to do high-quality work for top-level clients.
  • Regular training seminars ensure trainees are constantly developing as lawyers.
  • Trainees are very happy with the salaries on offer.
  • Working hours can be tough and, at times, quite unpredictable.
  • Some felt that there could be more feedback.
  • Trainees may still need to be available while on holiday.
  • The offices are a bit old and tired, though the firm will soon be relocating to new ones.
9.3 / 10
Formal Training
7.4 / 10
Offices & Dress
6.0 / 10
5.8 / 10
8.4 / 10
8.4 / 10
Pro Bono
8.8 / 10

What insiders say about...

"Cover letter and CV. Keep the cover letter to one page. Include three points about..."

"There's no 'face-time' on those few occasions where you get to leave at a civilized..."

"Good training is offered across different practice areas."

"In my experience solicitors and partners are accessible and happy to offer advice..."

"Casual dress code. Each solicitor gets his own room, which is great."

"My hours have been fine so far, but I'm very new. I think that when the firm needs..."

"The pay is very good, particularly when compared to other firms. The pension scheme..."

"We get taxis and free dinners if we are working on behalf of a client past a certain..."

"The typical route is CV and covering letter by way of application for a vacation..."

"There was a mixture of competency based questions and questions about myself, and..."

"I haven't seen a huge amount of information on this."

"I think the only struggle so far is that it is very Oxbridge heavy, but in terms..."

"I'm very satisfied with the work. I've been able to personally negotiate clauses..."

"Pro bono seems to be growing quickly at the firm. I've worked on a death penalty..."

"Trainees are given a varied workload, responsibility, and are treated like adults...."

"The pay difference between US and UK associates."

"Great clients and work opportunities coupled with a small and non-hierarchical workplace..."

"The retention rates have been excellent in recent years so I hope they stay that..."

"We're non-departmentalised and many associates practice more than one area of la..."

"International and cutting-edge."

"Not a huge amount."

"Levels of stress depend what seat you are in - what work you are doing and with ..."

"More opportunities for feedback/active learning."

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