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Get the inside buzz from graduates at DWF LLP

7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 16 ratings in 2017)
"A nice environment to work in."
7.8 / 10
Formal Training
7.5 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.3 / 10
8.6 / 10
7.6 / 10
8.7 / 10
Pro Bono
6.6 / 10


  • The firm takes a lot of interest in trainees' development and gives them work to reflect this.
  • Supervisors and partners are happy to act as mentors to trainees and provide regular constructive feedback.
  • Effort is made to ensure that trainees have a good work/life balance.
  • Trainees are regularly given client contact and a great deal of responsibility.


  • It can be difficult to get a seat in popular departments.
  • Some feel there could be more social events organised by the firm.
  • While trainee retention is very high, there may not be space to qualify into the department of your choice.
  • Frequent IT changes can cause disruption.

What insiders say about...

"Really research the firm, the mergers that have taken place and the processes used..."

"There is a great work/life balance here, and no hierarchy whatsoever - everyone works..."

"Training is very good - there are always training sessions to go on and I'm encouraged..."

"The firm has great supervisors and partners: they always give constructive feedback..."

"The offices are in great locations across the country. In Manchester, the office..."

"This will all be seat dependent. Insurance seats may find you leaving at a more reasonable..."

"The pay at the firm is being reviewed at the moment, which is a good thing as it..."

"Fridge Friday: free drinks and nibbles provided on the last Friday of every month..."

"A series of intensive assessment, including interview and presentation. Questions..."

"My interview featured questions about me, my application and my past experiences..."

"We have environment week and are always publishing ways in which we could be greener...."

"There's a clear commitment to diversity across the firm."

"As a trainee you are given a lot of responsibility. You deal directly with clients..."

"I haven't personally done any pro bono work but I know we are active in the community...."

"Really friendly supervisors and support staff and good quality work with lots of..."

"The IT systems in place do not always function properly."

"The firm's good commercial reputation in the region made them attractive to me."

"Retention has been dipped for the past few years and it's unclear if this will change...."

"The DWF logo is not in fact 'pink'. It's actually rubine red. Under no circumstances..."

"The firm is exciting, ambitious and approachable."

"Not many people at DWF are from your privileged background. The 5 STAR Futures scheme..."

"Generally there is little stress at all, but at times, when thee are major deadlines..."

"To have a strong mentor programme in place."

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