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8.5 / 10

(based on 10 ratings in 2016)

2016

"The open-plan office really allows trainees to uniquely learn and develop by being able to see how senior colleagues interact with each other. It allows a great level of accessibility to other lawyers in the firm and I always feel able to approach a partner or senior associate with any question. Each member of the team, no matter the level of seniority, is always willing and able to help out others. I have really made some great friends during my training contract."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"Friendly and professional. There's good support for flexible working and they encourage a good work/life balance. The firm embraces people from diverse cultures."
First year trainee, Plymouth
"Strong work/life balance with a high level of support. Out of hours, some social activities like cricket and football take place."
First year trainee, Exeter
"Very friendly and supportive. While team days out and 'thank you' drinks are organised at year end and Christmas, perhaps a little bit more could be done by the firm to ensure that departments/offices can go out regularly to socialise."
First year trainee, Taunton
"I have a great work/life balance and I think the firm has a really friendly and supportive atmosphere. All staff, including senior staff, are approachable and willing to help."
First year trainee, Exeter
"This is dependent on the office and each team has a bit of a different feel. I haven't met anyone who has made me feel intimidated or inferior and most people are willing to listen and answer any questions. Partners and legal directors work alongside associates and trainees in open-plan offices."
First year trainee, Exeter
"Welcoming and inclusive. Everyone is very friendly and approachable and you never feel like you do not have a point of support within the firm. The trainees also enjoy socialising after hours as well as having inter-team meals and socials."
Second year trainee, Bristol
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