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7.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2016)
"Innovative and dynamic."
7.3 / 10
Formal Training
5.2 / 10
Offices & Dress
6.7 / 10
6.4 / 10
9.4 / 10
5.3 / 10
Pro Bono
7.2 / 10


  • The office has a friendly atmosphere that encourages trainee development.
  • As there is a small intake, trainees are able to take on high levels of responsibility early on.
  • The firm has a good reputation in the industry.


  • There is little transparency about what jobs are available on qualification.
  • Formal training has been seen as disorganised in the first year.
  • There could be more secondment opportunities for trainees.

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"It's a good location. Offices are nice. Facilities are, on the whole, good. However,..."

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"The pay is good. Trainees are eligible for bonuses but I don’t think have received..."

"We get tickets to the box at the O2 if there are spaces left after anyone who wants..."

"How many cars are there in the UK?"

"Green initiatives at the firm include the use of recycling bins, electronic filing,..."

"The legacy firm only had one female partner but Cooley has already hired 3 more female..."

"Very satisfied. I do a lot of research but also do various relief applications to..."

"I have advised a charity on its memorandum of understanding with a project partner...."

"I feel that I have a high amount of responsibility with direct partner supervision..."

"In-house training isn't as structured or comprehensive as I would like. Obviously..."

"I chose the firm because of the small trainee intake, which meant that I was given..."

"Retention rates from the legacy firm have not been good in recent years, but the..."

"The corporate/transactional floor currently has more women than men on it."

"Sociable, big-name clients, supportive atmosphere."

"Better communication regarding seat rotations and new qualifier roles."

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