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8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2016)
"The firm is friendly, ambitious and encouraging."
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...

"You should find a firm where you can see yourself working and make sure this comes..."

"DWF has a very sociable atmosphere and they actively encourage staff members to partake..."

"The training programme is excellent we have dedicated trainee supervisors who guide..."

"I have had very good supervisors on the whole, and found that they care about your..."

"The offices are new and in fantastic locations. The dress code is not too strict..."

"Hours are generally very good for a law firm in comparison to competitors. Hours..."

"One of the top two firms in terms of highest paid trainees in Scotland."

"Travel to do personal skills courses and events with trainees from other offices..."

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

"A retailer is looking to take its business online: what are the issues you would..."

"ISO compliant."

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

"I have had the opportunity to travel to London and Glasgow, including attending the..."

"The firm has a lot of projects that we are able to get involved in of varying commitment..."

"The people are great, very friendly and down to earth."

"Difficult to get a seat in popular departments such as family or employment."

"The culture and the values it promoted, as well as the training and development offered..."

"They could be better but in comparison to other local firms they are good."

"The logo colour is in fact 'rubine red'; not 'barbie pink' as I've heard it be d..."

"A friendly, down to earth and ambitious firm."

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

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

"Have a regular and interesting workload without peaks and troughs."

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