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8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 52 ratings in 2016)
"An ambitious, innovative and practical thinking firm that provides services to clients across the globe."
  • Teams within the firm are friendly and approachable, which gives the firm an excellent culture.
  • Having a wide client base means there is a real range of work for trainees to experience.
  • High-quality international and client secondments are offered to trainees in all offices.
  • The firm has a very active outlook on pro bono and offers many opportunities to get involved.
  • In some departments, working long and unpredictable hours is unavoidable.
  • The large size of the firm can lead to it feeling a little impersonal at times.
  • Salaries for regional offices are noticeable lower than London.
  • High expectations and early responsibility can make some trainees feel pressured.
8.1 / 10
Formal Training
8.1 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.5 / 10
7.3 / 10
7.6 / 10
7.8 / 10
Pro Bono
9.4 / 10

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