Get the inside buzz from graduates at DWF LLP

8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2018)
"Modern, innovative and fast-moving."
8.6 / 10
Formal Training
7.6 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.9 / 10
8.9 / 10
7.8 / 10
8.3 / 10
Pro Bono
7.1 / 10


  • Open-plan offices and approachable people mean that trainees do not feel that they are working in a strict hierarchy.
  • There is a lot of training, both formal and informal, that is designed to help individual trainees achieve their best.
  • The hours are seen as being less demanding than at similar firms.
  • There is a strong benefits programme including drinks provided once a month and unlimited discounted access to the Sky Garden.


  • There could be an increase in transparency around seat moves and qualification.
  • Some see the retention rates as being low.
  • The salary is not poor, but some feel it could be increased to be more competitive.
  • Communication between offices could be improved.

What insiders say about...

"There's an online application form, a video interview, an assessment centre and a..."

"Generally DWF has a friendly and non-hierarchy culture. Most people are down to earth..."

"There is a two week induction at the start of the training contract, and further..."

"Partners are very accessible but not always suitable mentors. Better left to more..."

"We're in the Walkie Talkie building in London, which makes coming in to work more..."

"This depends on your seat but my average working hours are probably from around 8.30..."

"The salary is relatively good, although I wish there was a better bonus structure..."

"There's direct access to the Sky Garden and our London office is at the top of the..."

"The recruitment process is done in multiple stages. This included a written application,..."

"If I were a managing partner for a day, what would I do? If I had £10m, what would..."

"The firm publishes its results on reducing its carbon footprint through paper shredding,..."

"I have been asked about how more women could be encouraged to stay at senior levels,..."

"Excellent client interaction. Entrusted to liaise with all parties. Brilliant supervision..."

"We spend two days a year on pro bono, working at a variety of places. I have been..."

"We get secondment opportunities with interesting clients."

"The training contract could have been more structured and supervisors vary substantially..."

"It is a very innovative law firm and up-and-coming in its area. I thought there would..."

"A few trainees did not stay on this year due to a lack of qualification seats in..."

"We have 'Fridge Friday' on the last Friday of every month, which is where there are..."

"Grounded, supportive, open."

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

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

"There should be more training on the seats before you start them. The firm is currently..."

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