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Get the inside buzz from graduates at DWF LLP

8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2018)
"Innovative, friendly and hardworking."
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 is a video interview, face-to-face interview, assessment day and PGP Friday...."

"Everyone in the office is extremely approachable, regardless of their level/seniority...."

"There are many useful training videos and a lot of helpful resources, including a..."

"As a trainee you have a partner supervisor in each seat. The training is second to..."

"DWF offices are open-plan and this sometimes lends itself to slightly more noise...."

"We have recently adopted agile working so the firm is very flexible regarding working..."

"The trainee salary is above average for the area. There are no bonuses as a trainee..."

"We can get a season ticket loan for train costs."

"A series of intensive assessment, including interview and presentation. Questions..."

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

"There are a lot of efforts in this area such as flexible working and agile workers..."

"We have won awards regarding diversity and are constantly asking questions on how..."

"My role includes liaising with clients on a daily basis and progressing a number..."

"There isn't really an internal pro bono scheme, which is a little disappointing."

"Full service offering coupled with unique rotational system; rapidly growing; open-minded..."

"There can be a lack of communication on occasion."

"The firm is an award-winning legal business, and their ambitions for the future,..."

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

"Most people that work here don't know what DWF stands for."

"Innovative, forward-thinking, challenging the norm."

"I know that the firm encourages progression from within - there are several secretaries/paralegals/legal..."

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

"Freedom to choose your professional skills course elective modules would improve..."

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