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7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2015)
"Forward-thinking, approachable, and inspiring to work at."
Pros: 
  • The firm works hard to ensure a professional yet relaxed atmosphere
  • Colleagues are all approachable and happy to help with trainee development
  • An impressive client list means there are opportunities to work for many high-quality clients
  • A recent switch to an open-plan working environment has helped improve teamwork and collegiality
Cons: 
  • Working long hours is an unavoidable part of the job
  • Salaries may not be as impressive as those available at similar firms
  • There is room for improvement in terms of interdepartmental collaboration
  • Opportunities for secondments are thin on the ground
Culture
8.4 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.6 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.4 / 10
 
Hours
7.4 / 10
 
Salary
6.1 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.0 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.6 / 10
 
 

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