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Get the inside buzz from graduates at DWF LLP

7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 16 ratings in 2017)
"Dynamic, ambitious, friendly, hard-working."
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...

"Read up on our key clients and really get to grips with the unique structure of sectors..."

"The offices at DWF are open-plan, so there is no knocking on doors to ask to speak..."

"Some parts of the PSC are dealt with in the induction with attendance at the College..."

"This solely depends on the quality of your supervisor and the team. I've had some..."

"The dress code has changed to 'treat me like an adult and I'll use my discretion',..."

"Working hours seem good and working from home is available once you are qualified..."

"The pay is good for a trainee and the newly qualified rate is also good."

"We have a yoga instructor come to the office every few weeks to give us (heavily..."

"The managing partner of DWF is heavily involved in the trainee recruitment process..."

"Competency-based questions; my motivations; technical questions; why the firm?"

"Recycling is encouraged, as is being paperless."

"The firm paid for me to go on a course to help combat discrimination in the workplace..."

"I have had a lot of client interaction depending on the department, attended a lot..."

"Anyone can get involved in 5 Star Futures, which is an award-winning community education..."

"The high level of partner interaction from a very early stage including first interview..."

"Seats are often competitive. There are multiple seats in the less desirable practice..."

"Down to earth, friendly, it's an ambitious firm that is growing quickly - it's an..."

"There are great retention rates here. The six seat training contract helps to get..."

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

"Onwards and Upwards."

"We do a lot of work with schools in the area to raise our profile, as well as helping..."

"It is stressful because the workload is very heavy, but I tend to thrive on it rather..."

"To have a strong mentor programme in place."

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