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9.1 / 10

(based on 20 ratings in 2016)

2016

"The office is quite a standard office. It is in a good location with simple drink facilities. We are due a revamp soon, which would be nice as the London and Glasgow offices are both very new! The dress code is quite relaxed and there's no need for a tie unless you're seeing a client."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"The office is nice and right beside Edinburgh Castle so we have a great view. It's also right beside all the other law firms. The desks are of a good size and partners don't have offices so everyone is equal. There's not much in the way of kitchen facilities but I believe a refurbishment is planned soon."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"They are brand new and state of the art above Cannon Street Station. Everyone has a surface pro (tablet), screen and integrated headset. They are completely open-plan to encourage more collaborative working. The dress code is smart and professional. If you are not meeting clients it is more relaxed but still office wear, so no flip flops or spaghetti straps! The office canteen is a really nicely decorated space and there is a good variety of food."
First year trainee, London
"The open space works very well as it's easier to approach people for quick questions. The offices are very stylish and pleasant to work in."
Second year trainee, London
"The building is modern, as is the hardware and facilities. The software we use could do with an update as some of the programs are a bit clunky and prone to crashing at inopportune moments. The canteen is reasonably priced and the standard of food is good."
First year trainee, London
"The new offices are currently looking very swish. An open-plan layout might have been an eye-opener for some but it has worked very well and I personally enjoy it. There's a large canteen area and good looking meeting rooms that are always stocked with sweets. The dress code is business casual, which is relatively relaxed."
First year trainee, London
"Good location and space. It's a little tired but is being refreshed next month. There's a mix of dress with some people being very casual and others more dressed up. Guys don't have to wear ties."
First year trainee, Edinburgh

2015

"I think the new offices in Cannon Street are incredible: they are state of the art, and where technology meets comfort - think Google meets the Four Seasons."
First year trainee, London
"We have just moved office and I think that it is a lot better than the previous office. I am still getting used to it. The dress code is very relaxed."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has a fabulous new London office in a great location at Cannon Street station. The dress code is not too formal: women don't tend to wear jackets nor men ties."
Second year trainee, London
"There are brand new open-plan offices. These are very high tech and sophisticated."
First year trainee, London
"The dress code is very relaxed - suits are rarely required."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"The new offices at Cannon Place seem really nice. The location is great as it is right in the heart of the City. The dress code is fairly smart, but you don't need to be in a full suit all the time."
First year trainee, London
"The offices have excellent locations, and are very central and close to amenities. The space is open-plan with breakout rooms and tea/coffee areas. The dress code is smart Monday-Thursday and dress down every Friday."
First year trainee, Edinburgh

2014

"The current office is very shabby - but the rating will soon change as we move to bright new offices in January!"
First year trainee, London
"The Bristol office is lovely. The dress code in Bristol is more laid back than the London office (for example, a smart dress for women and a shirt and trousers for men) rather than people often wearing a suit jacket, as in the London office."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"Boardrooms/public areas are very nice. Our offices/workspace could be updated."
First year trainee, Glasgow
"The look and feel of the Glasgow office could be improved and modernised."
Second year trainee, Glasgow
"Moving offices which look very modern. Open-plan yet to be experienced."
First year trainee, London
"The offices are currently average but as of early 2015, the firm will be moving to plush new offices in Cannon Street that will be a significant upgrade."
First year trainee, London
"Our current offices are shabby, the new ones are shiny. Can't wait - although open-plan will be a test. Dress code is business casual. The dress code is written down, but even if you adhere to what's in writing some partners will always frown on things deemed to be on the more 'casual' side e.g. bright and colourful does not seem de rigueur although not prohibited by the code. Err on the side of caution as a trainee!"
Second year trainee, london

2013

"Prime location in Edinburgh, very modern office overlooking Princes Street, with possibly the best view of Edinburgh Castle in the entire city. Public transport access to the office is exceptional. The dress code is less formal than other firms, there is no obligation to wear a tie for example, and the Edinburgh office operates a 'dress down' Friday policy. If you are meeting clients or attending court, you are obviously expected to be smartly dressed."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"Dress down is once a month (would be better if it was every Friday), restaurant and client facilities are great, offices are pretty standard."
First year trainee, London
"The office is well situated but the interior's not great. The dress code is fairly relaxed as long as you have an emergency tie for unexpected client meetings."
Second year trainee, London
"In Scotland, the firm's office space is impressive. The Aberdeen Office has a great location, and the parking facilities are a fantastic benefit for all staff which is not replicated across other firms in the city. The open-plan workspace creates a very friendly working environment. The dress code is smart, but relaxed and dress-down Fridays are common. In London, the catering facilities are impressive and the working environment feels relaxed. The client floor has some great views over London."
First year trainee, Aberdeen
"I love the location of the offices with Smithfield, Farringdon and St Paul's on the doorstep. The offices are definitely not as swanky as some of our competitors but the meeting rooms and staff cafeteria are all perfectly fine. The dress code is business casual. I only wear a suit on days when I have court or client meetings. We have a dress down day once a month."
Newly qualified solicitor, London
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