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8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2016)
"Ambitious, friendly, forward-thinking."
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...

"Ambitious candidates who are keen to work hard to achieve success. The opportunities..."

"The culture at DWF is fantastic. People are encouraged to work the hours they need..."

"There are opportunities to sign on for additional training."

"All of my supervisors have been extremely supportive and accessible, particularly..."

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

"Very much seat dependent. Average leaving time is 6.00 pm – 6.30 pm (seat and deal..."

"There is a clear pay rise going into year two and a sizeable jump on qualification...."

"Fridge Friday - On the last Friday of every month, ALL employees get to come in wearing..."

"The interview process was very much based on personality and your skills. It wasn't..."

"I was asked what I like to do in my spare time, and which commercial business I admire..."

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

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

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

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

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

"IT changes can sometimes be disruptive and slow to be implemented."

"I chose DWF because we have the same values. We are both ambitious and driven. It..."

"I have been kept on as an NQ at DWF. There is generally an NQ job for everyone at..."

"The comedienne Susan Calman was a trainee at Biggart Baillie (which merged with DWF)..."

"Innovative, creative, and room for everyone's ideas."

"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..."

"I would improve the sandwiches available in the Bistro in the Manchester office!"

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