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8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2016)
"Supportive, ambitious and dedicated."
Pros: 
  • The entrepreneurial culture gives trainees the means and responsibility to build relationships with clients early on.
  • There’s an open-door policy and many partners are very active regarding informal training and mentoring.
  • While the hours can be long, a degree of flexibility is allowed to trainees.
  • Trainees have found remuneration to be very satisfactory and toward the top of US firms.
Cons: 
  • The wide variety of work can make it difficult to predict your workload.
  • The flat hierarchy may confuse some trainees when they first start.
  • Trainees felt that there was very little attention paid to recycling and other environmental concerns.
  • The firm has only recently started taking on trainees so are still developing their training contract.
Culture
8.8 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.9 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.3 / 10
 
Hours
8.1 / 10
 
Salary
9.3 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.4 / 10
 
Pro Bono
9.2 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

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"There is a 'formal' mentoring programme with partners, which is incredibly useful...."

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"The hours can be a bit unpredictable, although I understand them to be not too bad..."

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"We have a buddy budget, which is quite large and allows us to go out for a series..."

"The usual questions regarding my background but also questions regarding my knowledge..."

"Could be better, not a great effort on recycling (paper or food)."

"We have a diversity committee that meets monthly and holds informal discussions over..."

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"The people. Everybody at the firm is eager to help colleagues and works together..."

"Late nights and cancelling plans due to work."

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"This is the first intake of trainees, so it's hard to know."

"Lord Charles Falconer is a partner here."

"Elite, excellent and exciting."

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