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Pluses

2017

"The work is very interesting and varied and trainees get a lot of responsibility."
Second year trainee, London
"There's an excellent work/life balance and no face-time culture. Our canteen has a great view over London and there are friendly colleagues."
First year trainee, London
"The hours, unless you are very unlucky, are generally good. As a trainee, I have also had the chance to do a fairly diverse range of work and had a significant amount of client contact."
First year trainee, London
"Supervisors are always happy to take the time out to answer queries and review work."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in some really exciting, challenging and stimulating work."
Second year trainee, London
"The people are a real asset to the firm and everyone I have had the opportunity to work with in the Manchester office has been great. This is true of superiors and supervisors as well as colleagues and support staff."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"The friendly and relaxed culture and the working hours."
Second year trainee, London
"The hours are very good compared to other City firms. Late nights are far from the norm and, if necessary, very much acknowledged and appreciated. We get a good level of responsibility too."
First year trainee, London
"The international opportunities and working hours."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"The culture: everyone is really approachable and friendly. The work/life balance is also really good."
First year trainee, London

2015

"The work/life balance is healthy and an attractive element of the firm."
Second year trainee, London
"There are a wide range of seats available at the company, which is a plus, and these cover the whole scope of contentious and non-contentious work. I work shorter hours than at other City firms, and have excellent contact with partners and friendly teams."
Second year trainee, London
"The friendly people and atmosphere at the firm as a whole make it attractive to work for."
First year trainee, London
"The work that you get exposed to at the firm is definitely a plus."
Second year trainee, London
"There is a great atmosphere here, and it is flourishing as the company grows internationally. I have found that this is the right time to be with the firm: there are plenty opportunities to grow and experience."
First year trainee, London
"The responsibility in my role, diverse work and being able to work with and be mentored by highly skilled and excellent professionals are the best things about working here."
First year trainee, London
"The firm is a market leader in their practice areas, but its employees maintain a healthy work/life balance."
First year trainee, London
"The people, the atmosphere, the quality of work and the food all make the firm a great place to work."
First year trainee, London
"There are no compulsory seats at the firm, and there are international opportunities aplenty. You are given the chance to work on high profile matters with a variety of people. The peanut butter cookies are great too!"
First year trainee, London

2014

"Interesting workload - good responsibility and exposure to attending trial/arbitration - great colleagues."
First year trainee, London
"Good work/life balance and friendly work environment."
First year trainee, London
"Great range of challenging work. Working with a range of people around the department. Significant levels of responsibility allow me to take charge of my work."
First year trainee, London
"Friendly colleagues. High-quality work. Well known clients."
First year trainee, London
"Friendly atmosphere, good international opportunities."
First year trainee, London
"Real opportunities to work in varied departments both in the UK and abroad."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"Great hours compared to other City firms and no culture of "face-time"."
First year trainee, London
"Diversity of work. Quality of lawyers. Quality of supervision. Chance for international secondments."
Second year trainee,
"The reasonable hours, the sociable nature of the people, the lack of a 'face-time' culture, the international seats, the Thursday bar."
Second year trainee, London
"High level of responsibility, significant client contact and diverse practice areas."
First year trainee, London

2013

"There is generally a work/life balance and the people are great."
Newly qualified solicitor, London
"Interesting work and right level of responsibility."
First year trainee, London
"The culture here is the best part. People are genuinely friendly, very few egos. There is also no working late culture. In my current department staying past 6:30pm never really happens."
First year trainee, London
"Good work/life balance for a city law firm. Wide variety of departments so their is good choice on qualification."
Second year trainee, London
"Work/life balance compared to other City law firms."
Second year trainee, London
"International opportunities, support, meritocratic approach to career progression, high trainee retention rates, friendly and 'open-door' policy."
First year trainee, Manchester / Abu Dhabi
"There is less ego on a person-to-person level given the work and reputation of the firm than I would expect of a firm of this calibre - there are far more friendly and approachable people than there are scary and unfriendly ones."
First year trainee, London
"Big litigation matters but small enough teams to get good quality work."
1 yr PQE, London
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