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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 7 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly and intelligent people."
7.8 / 10
Offices & Dress
6.7 / 10
6.3 / 10
8.0 / 10
8.5 / 10
7.2 / 10


  • Trainees are offered high-quality work with a wide range of responsibility.
  • Supervisors provide support on a regular basis and there are several seat reviews to aid trainee development.
  • A collegiate and open-door culture ensures that trainees are welcomed into the firm.
  • The remuneration is considered competitive with other firms.


  • Occasional long or unpredictable hours may mean that work/life balance suffers.
  • The seat selection and rotation processes could be more transparent.
  • Some may feel that including more formal training sessions would help trainees to develop their skills.
  • Day-to-day roles can vary greatly between departments.

What insiders say about...

"I would recommend that applicants take the time to really learn about the firm, its..."

"There is a strong and identifiable culture consisting of a collegial and open office..."

"We get regular department training sessions in corporate, dispute resolution and..."

"All lawyers are very accessible, and are usually good at giving feedback (even if..."

"Location is second to none. The space and facilities are good."

"My hours are generally very good for a US firm, although the work load is unpredictable..."

"Trainee and NQ salaries are very generous, although they haven't been increased for..."

"Private medical insurance and taxis home after 9.30 pm."

"I went through an application process to get accepted on the vacations scheme. After..."

"I was asked about my CV, about my teamwork skills, why I wanted to join the firm..."

"I am not really aware of any specific initiatives C&B have with regards to the e..."

"Management generally reacts quickly to changes in the market/circumstances and tries..."

"There is an active diversity committee that engages with the firm frequently and..."

"This depends on the department but there are usually good prospects to move up the..."

"Responsibilities naturally vary, but on the whole this is a firm that really values..."

"The firm is very well known for its pro bono capabilities and does a huge amount..."

"Collegiality at the firm is a plus."

"It can sometime feel like there's a lack of support or resources."

"The firm's regulatory reputation, expertise, clients and work all encouraged me to..."

"This year retention rates were 100%."

"We have a highly successful (and recently promoted) softball team!"

"Hard, but rewarding work."

"Small trainee intake. Strong regulatory practice."

"May vary during departments but usually there is a sufficient amount of training..."

"The firm works with a scholars programme at Warwick University."

"I think the firm should introduce a more tailored training contract which would be..."

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