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8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2016)
"Elite, excellent and exciting."
8.8 / 10
Formal Training
7.9 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.3 / 10
8.1 / 10
9.3 / 10
8.4 / 10
Pro Bono
9.2 / 10


  • 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.


  • 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.

What insiders say about...

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"It's quite new and so not well as established or tried-and-tested as at other firms..."

"Great mentoring programme. The firm is invested in encouraging trainees and associates..."

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"Work hours vary depending on the case you work on. If it's a busy matter, or you..."

"Compensation is very satisfactory."

"A $1,000 marketing budget that allows us to start building up potential client contacts..."

"I was asked about my career experience to date as well as volunteer projects I'd..."

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

"Not only are there diversity committees, but the partners actively encourage new..."

"I largely have a great time at work. You receive quality work and your output is..."

"Pro bono is a big part of the culture and there is an expectation that everyone gets..."

"The time taken over my professional development and the highly specialised training...."

"The office size and layout is not always conducive to socialising with colleagues...."

"A highly competitive salary, good-quality work and the culture. The firm's presence..."

"The low intake level and being the first set of trainees leads me to hope I will..."

"The firm's offices are inside London's old telephone exchange."

"Supportive, ambitious and dedicated."

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