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8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, supportive, engaging."
  • 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.
  • 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.
8.3 / 10
Formal Training
8.1 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.7 / 10
8.4 / 10
8.2 / 10
8.9 / 10
Pro Bono
6.7 / 10

What insiders say about...

"Research is important. Be aware of what the firm does generally as well as the work..."

"Excellent level of socialising, but it does vary between teams!"

"Each seat has induction training and various training updates are provided for all..."

"Everyone is very approachable and encourage non-chargeable work which will develop..."

"The dress code has changed to 'treat me like an adult and I'll use my discretion',..."

"Working hours vary depending on the department you are in. I have had to stay late..."

"The salary is okay but it does vary depending on the location you are in. At the..."

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

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

"My interview featured questions about me, my application and my past experiences..."

"They are trialling becoming paperless in London with the hope this will be rolled..."

"There are lots of diversity committees, but I am not sure how much of a difference..."

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

"In terms of pro bono, the firm has participated in Give and Gain Day, each office..."

"Range of opportunities, especially as a trainee. Lots of space to get involved with..."

"Long hours have been a drawback for me."

"I liked the fact that they marketed themselves as doing things differently. Also,..."

"There will be a new qualifier job available for everyone, but not necessarily in..."

"The branding idea (the cute little circles) is inspired by CEO Andrew Leaitherland's..."

"Ambitious, innovative, and client-focused."

"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..."

"To have a strong mentor programme in place."

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