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7.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 27 ratings in 2018)
"Collegiate and friendly with a hard-working atmosphere."
7.5 / 10
Formal Training
6.1 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.3 / 10
6.6 / 10
8.7 / 10
6.4 / 10
Pro Bono
6.4 / 10


  • The non-rotational structure of the training contract results in a lot of freedom and responsibility.
  • Trainees are given high-quality work and feel they are entrusted with more responsibility than peers at other firms.
  • There is a very flat hierarchy and a welcoming and cooperative culture.
  • The salary is very competitive and among the highest in the City.


  • The unique structure of the training contract may not be suited to everyone.
  • Trainees have to source their own work, which can lead to fluctuating and unpredictable workloads.
  • There could be more frequent feedback for trainees to ensure that they are developing properly.
  • Some trainees feel that there could be more detailed information about specific departmental vacancies on qualification.

What insiders say about...

"A CV and covering letter leads to one interview, which in turn leads to a two-week..."

"You share an office with another trainee, so you don't have someone senior breathing..."

"There is an intensive training continuum that consists of bi-weekly seminars on different..."

"Informal feedback from partners and associates is generally good. You have opportunities..."

"The food, gym and changing facilities are all excellent. The offices themselves are..."

"Hours vary and can be very good, but are generally unpredictable."

"Our pay is very good for a City law firm."

"There are free dinners and taxis if you work late. We get a free trip to Washington..."

"Questions were very wide ranging, from what my favourite film was to what I thought..."

"The firm has recently introduced a variety of measures designed to make it more eco-friendly,..."

"The firm is making an effort with this stuff, particularly with regards to maternity..."

"I'm pretty satisfied. I get a lot of responsibility to run with matters and liaise..."

"We are strongly encouraged to participate in the wide variety of pro bono projects..."

"The high level of responsibility we are given, the friendliness of the firm and the..."

"The fairly opaque qualification process, by which I mean the lack of knowledge about..."

"I attended a recruitment event and enjoyed chatting with the people from the firm..."

"Retention rates are good but there could be more transparency about the number of..."

"We are the only firm in the City with a non-rotational training system."

"A sociable and relaxed atmosphere with a training system that gives you freedom and..."

"More transparency about retention rates and more regular and open feedback."

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