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8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2018)
"Open, inclusive and non-hierarchical."
9.1 / 10
Formal Training
8.7 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.4 / 10
8.6 / 10
8.1 / 10
9.1 / 10
Pro Bono
8.3 / 10


  • Trainees are given a wide variety of work across departments.
  • Associates and supervisors offer a very good support network for feedback and training.
  • There is a very proactive approach to improving diversity.
  • The culture of the firm is friendly and welcoming with little hierarchy.


  • Some feel that the Birmingham salary, while good, is considerably lower than at City firms.
  • There could be more information offered to help trainees choose their seats.
  • While flexible, hours can be long and unpredictable in some departments.
  • There can be competition for the more popular seats.

What insiders say about...

"There's a written application, an online test, a video interview and an immersive..."

"The culture within the office is friendly and supportive but there is not much of..."

"Trainee-specific training is offered at the start of each seat. We are also invited..."

"I have support from a 'buddy' who has recently qualified and from a principal partner..."

"The office is designed as open-plan and this applies to every member of the team,..."

"I have had to work very long days and weekends on occasion. However, there are ups..."

"Pay is in line with what my peers at other Birmingham-based firms are paid."

"Life insurance, private medical insurance and private healthcare. There are many..."

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"There are lots of initiatives surrounding this including new recycled paper being..."

"There are multiple societies promoting diversity and every individual truly is supported,..."

"Every day is different. I work on deals with colleagues from both the Birmingham..."

"The firm allows several days per year for pro bono work and offers a wide variety..."

"The work is very interesting and you are given a great amount of responsibility from..."

"There are some teams where trainees and associates work the same hours that you would..."

"I did some informal work experience at the firm and was impressed by the supportive..."

"I'm fairly confident about retention as I think the firm will try and keep as many..."

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"Friendly and approachable people and challenging work."

"More information on the work each department does, a prospectus of sorts, to make..."

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