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8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2016)
"Elite, excellent and exciting."
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...

"The first interview was with HR and one partner. The second interview was with partners..."

"There is a strong culture of teamwork and a desire to assist colleagues with completing..."

"We receive departmental trainee-specific training, as well as departmental training..."

"Solicitors and partners are generally accessible and very happy to take the time..."

"We have something for everyone: from the old telephone exchange building with its..."

"While there are definitely periods of long hours, they haven't been as bad as I expected...."

"Pay is great, as are the healthy bonuses."

"We get free dinners when we work late and free taxis home. We have a buddy system..."

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

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

"There are some new but very successful initiatives in place that trainees and associates..."

"I have a high level of responsibility with regular client contact. I really feel..."

"I have attended a legal advice centre and have worked on various other pro bono ..."

"The culture really stands out, as do the people."

"The absence of a clear hierarchy or a clear allocation of responsibilities can sometimes..."

"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."

"Elite, excellent and exciting."

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