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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
 
 

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"Expectations of work can impact upon your work/life balance."

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"We have monthly themed social events."

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