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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2017)
"Top class litigation firm."
8.3 / 10
Formal Training
7.9 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.7 / 10
7.8 / 10
5.9 / 10
6.7 / 10
Pro Bono
8.1 / 10


  • Colleagues of all levels are friendly and helpful.
  • Maintaining a healthy work/life balance is encouraged and there is no culture of face-time.
  • Trainees are given good levels of responsibility and exposure to a wide range of work.
  • There are many international opportunities for those who want them.


  • Working hours can get quite long during busy periods.
  • Internal decision-making processes can lack transparency.
  • Notice regarding the location and department of your next seat can be short.
  • Salaries don't quite match those on offer at other firms.

What insiders say about...

"The assessment day involves a drafting task, a group presentation and a two-partner..."

"The working environment is great; people work hard, but at the same time are friendly..."

"Upon joining the firm there is a comprehensive introduction. You also receive on-going..."

"In my experience there was nothing official provided."

"Dress code is normal office dress code, although people seem fairly relaxed as long..."

"No one should join a law firm in the City and expect to go home at 5.30pm on the..."

"The pay is one of the lowest in the City. However, the hours tend to be better than..."

"Money off at EAT (even though we have a café in our offices)."

"I was hired through my firms vacation scheme. This involved an online assessment..."

"My interview was mostly a conversation about how I had got to this stage and the..."

"Haven't heard much on an environmental policy other than notices to recycle paper...."

"I believe that the firm is extremely diverse in all aspects: there is 100% retention..."

"The quality of work will depend largely on the department you're in (naturally, busier..."

"The firm is committed to pro bono and each fee earner gets an allowance each year..."

"The firm is a market leader in their practice areas, but its employees maintain a..."

"Sometimes long hours, sometimes lack of control over flow of work. All can be expected..."

"I chose BLG because I thoroughly enjoyed the vacation scheme - the ethos, the work..."

"Fairly confident but the process is not transparent and as a first year, I haven't..."

"We have an in-house pastry chef - he makes amazing cakes and pastries which are for..."

"A friendly, challenging and rewarding firm with a strong insurance focus."

"A relatively high proportion of my intake, including myself, are from state schools..."

"Some tasks are stressful but usually because I feel out of my comfort zone or challenged...."

"I think the firm should change from four six-month seats to six four-month seats..."

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