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8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2016)
"Inclusive, innovative and friendly."
Pros: 
  • The office is seen as being welcoming, supportive and professional.
  • A lot of effort is made to ensure that trainees receive a high level of both formal and informal training.
  • People at the firm are allowed a lifestyle hour outside of work each week that can be used however they like.
  • The work offered includes a lot of responsibility and client contact from the beginning of the training contract.
Cons: 
  • Some felt that firm-organised socialising was lacking, making it difficult to integrate when moving offices.
  • Trainee workloads may not be monitored as closely as they could be, which can lead to trainees being assigned too much too quickly.
  • The firm does not organise specific pro bono work.
  • Jobs offered to new qualifiers may not be in their first choice of location.
Culture
8.5 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.2 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.3 / 10
 
Hours
8.4 / 10
 
Salary
7.9 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.3 / 10
 
Pro Bono
6.0 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"You can apply with or without a vacation scheme. For the assessment day, which includes..."

"Very friendly and supportive. While team days out and 'thank you' drinks are organised..."

"There's an excellent training programme where you are truly immersed in the work..."

"I have a partner as a mentor and have found this to be a very useful, and accessible,..."

"Open-plan, clean and with a great selection of teas and coffees. It would be nice..."

"The firm is very flexible with the hours I work. Each week we are able to take full..."

"Generally competitive and in line with market expectations."

"The firm has recently introduced a relocation policy for trainees, which helps with..."

"I was asked about my general background and interest in law as well as various competency..."

"The firm aims to be as paperless as possible for a law firm so we use online files..."

"The firm has lots of policies relating to diversity as well as a diversity forum..."

"On only the second day of my seat I was given the chance to sit in on a conference..."

"Each member of staff is given two days per calendar year known as 'community days'...."

"The level of responsibility and the culture. It's both warm and welcoming."

"It can get busy so work allocation needs to be monitored. Sometimes trainees have..."

"The firm's dominant presence in the south west drew me to it as it was in an area..."

"Retention rates seem good, especially as the firm is growing. I think it will all..."

"The trainees do a 'skit' each year at the Christmas party."

"Approachable, thorough and client-focused."

"Ensure that each trainee gets one-on-one time to discuss their work and future with..."

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