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8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2016)
"Energetic, fast, and fun."
Pros: 
  • 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.
Cons: 
  • 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.
Culture
8.3 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.1 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.7 / 10
 
Hours
8.4 / 10
 
Salary
8.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.9 / 10
 
Pro Bono
6.7 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Application form, video interview, assessment centre day, practice group partner..."

"Regular office social events - we have a social committee that organises everything..."

"We undertake the Professional Skills Course with BPP. Outside of the core modules,..."

"There wasn't much in the way of mentoring when I started, but there is a new 'buddy..."

"AAA rated office space."

"9.00 am – 5.30 pm is standard. I usually work 8.30 am – 6.00 pm and sometimes..."

"The salary is okay but it does vary depending on the location you are in. At the..."

"There are benefits that can be applied for, but these are taken from your wage. There..."

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

"In my interview I was asked why law was my chosen career path. What other firms was..."

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

"The firm were excellent throughout my maternity leave and arrival back at work. There..."

"Varies with each department, but overall lots of opportunities to get involved, deal..."

"Lots! I have mostly been involved with mentoring in schools but also got involved..."

"The social side of the firm is a plus: Friday Fridge, summer and Christmas Parties..."

"The lack of delegation to trainees/recognition of trainee ability, I feel, can be..."

"DWF is rapidly growing despite the recession, it has a full service offering, fantastic..."

"A lack of transparency in respect of where roles are going to be available is frustrating,..."

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

"Modern and developing."

"Involvement in initiatives with local schools and mentoring programmes with college..."

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

"The ability to choose (or have a preference on) your first seat. This is the only..."

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