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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 7 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly and intelligent people."
Pros: 
  • 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.
Cons: 
  • 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.
Culture
7.8 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
6.7 / 10
 
Hours
6.3 / 10
 
Salary
8.0 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.5 / 10
 
 
Training
7.2 / 10
 

What insiders say about...

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

"People are generally very friendly and approachable and there's frequent socialising..."

"There are plenty of introductory sessions teaching trainees how to navigate the firm's..."

"Generally people will tell you when you've done a good job. There is a buddy/mentor..."

"Great location, right next to the Royal Courts of Justice. The dress code is formal..."

"Working hours are unpredictable at times. Generally they are fine, but there have..."

"It's frustrating that employees in our firm's other offices are paid more for doing..."

"The firm provides dinner and taxi if you are working after 9:00pm."

"The application process is extremely competitive. You need top class academics and..."

"I was asked several competency questions. Questions in the style of: "Who would you..."

"There are recycling boxes in our office for people to use."

"Managers are accessible but maybe are not as proactive as they could be. Feedback..."

"The firm has a strong commitment to diversity at a global level. The London office,..."

"The London office is very top heavy."

"Depending on department the work is very varied. In some departments, trainees receive..."

"Trainees get involved in as much pro bono work as they are able and willing to do...."

"Collegiality at the firm is a plus."

"Occasional long hours - but no worse than other City firms."

"I was encouraged to apply here by its somewhat academic atmosphere and cutting edge..."

"Generally trainee retention is very good. Being a small firm, there are only usually..."

"The firm is headquartered in Washington DC. In the second year of their training..."

"US law firm with a stellar reputation."

"Small intake, early responsibility, good remuneration and interesting practice a..."

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

"The firm actively encourages capable people who would contribute to the life of the..."

"Being able to complete an overseas secondment (client or office) would be great."

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