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7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 16 ratings in 2017)
"Ambitious, friendly, sociable."
Culture
7.8 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.5 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.3 / 10
 
Hours
8.6 / 10
 
Salary
7.6 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.7 / 10
 
Pro Bono
6.6 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

  • 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...

"For the vacation scheme I completed an online application form, an interview by webcam,..."

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

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

"Both of the teams I have worked in have been brilliant. The members of the teams..."

"Good location, nice office but workspaces are a little tight on space."

"The work/life balance is appreciated. If you have a reason why you need to leave..."

"No bonuses, performance-related pay increases, trainee salaries don't increase and..."

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

"My first interview was for a vac scheme (though it would be the same format as a..."

"Both of my interviews focused on my personality and ability to fit in at DWF, as..."

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

"The firm operates various committees focusing on women in the workplace as well as..."

"I get a variety of work and have done so from the start of my training contract...."

"I haven't worked on any and am unaware of any opportunities."

"High quality work, mixed with an appropriate level of responsibility, is a plus."

"Can be stressful during busy periods."

"The people - I was a paralegal at the firm before I was a trainee so I got to know..."

"Last year we had an excellent retention rate. In my office this year there is a 100%..."

"In my particular office (and with only 95 people) we have currently raised over £13,000..."

"A growing, ambitious and friendly firm."

"Set up paralegal academy to allow school leavers access to a career in law through..."

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

"Release the seats list earlier for qualification."

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