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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...

"There is a video interview, face-to-face interview, assessment day and PGP Friday...."

"People of varying degrees of seniority are almost universally friendly and approachable...."

"The Professional Skills Course is well organised and we do it with all the other..."

"Both informal training and mentoring are good. I get regular feedback and I am always..."

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

"My hours very much depend on my workload but I am never left alone - if I am working..."

"The current salary is above average for the location. Trainees do not currently receive..."

"The firm has lots of sports and social events, i.e. bowling, zoo lates. We also have..."

"When I applied, there was an assessment centre and interview to gain a place on the..."

"If a client called you saying they wanted to shut down several of their high street..."

"ISO compliant."

"There are various working groups for diversity including women, ethnic minorities..."

"The role of a trainee is to provide general assistance to the team and to take advantage..."

"DWF really encourages pro bono work in the local community, particularly with local..."

"Culture and personality of firm creates a very supportive and positive environment...."

"We often find out about important changes ie mergers at the very last minute."

"I was already working for DWF at the time I made my application and, having experienced..."

"Good so far - personally I don't think the merger with Cobbetts/Fishburns will change..."

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

"A friendly, down to earth and ambitious firm."

"The firm does lots of advertising - at law fairs, social media and uni/college events,..."

"There have been a few stressful occasions when there are tight deadlines to meet..."

"A more formal review process, where trainees have to meet a set of prescribed competencies..."

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