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8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2016)
"A dynamic, exciting and different firm."
8.3 / 10
Formal Training
8.1 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.7 / 10
8.4 / 10
8.2 / 10
8.9 / 10
Pro Bono
6.7 / 10


  • The firm has a real interest in trainees' development, and their thoughts and ideas are valued.
  • Supervisors and partners are happy to act as mentors to trainees and provide regular constructive feedback.
  • Several social events are organised both in and outside of the workplace.
  • Trainees are regularly given client contact and a great deal of responsibility.


  • It can be difficult to get a seat in popular departments.
  • A high intake of trainees can make it more difficult to stand out.
  • 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...

"A candidate with a strong academic background who is also personable, approachable..."

"There is a great work/life balance at DWF. There are many social and networking events..."

"At DWF, trainees do six four-month seats, which means you get to experience a broader..."

"I have found the partners really approachable and very willing to give constructive..."

"The firm has lovely professional offices; particularly the client floor. Open-plan..."

"In general, I have found that I will typically work from 9:00am until 6:30pm, Monday..."

"I think that bonus pay could be more transparent within the firm."

"There are plenty of social activities to take part in across the offices, networking..."

"There is an online application, an automated video interview, an assessment day and..."

"During my interview I was given scenario style questions designed to see how well..."

"Staff are encouraged to host telephone conference calls rather than travel out to..."

"We have an extensive diversity policy and a number of committees to raise awareness..."

"I have a large amount of client interaction and have day-to-day responsibility for..."

"In terms of pro bono, the firm has participated in Give and Gain Day, each office..."

"Great work, supportive atmosphere, sensible work/life balance."

"Frequent changes to IT systems. However, this is understandable given how quickly..."

"The attitude of interviewers, the nature of the firm's work, the views of existing..."

"Retention rates are generally good, however, at the end of the day it depends on..."

"We grew out of Liverpool - until last year, Jim Davies and Guy Wallis (founding partners)..."

"Dynamic, ambitious, friendly, hard-working."

"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..."

"More transparency with seat changes would be an improvement."

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