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8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 22 ratings in 2016)
"An incredible firm dedicated to bringing out the best in its trainees."
Pros: 
  • The non-rotational structure of the training contract results in a lot of freedom and responsibility.
  • Trainees are able to join a project at the start and see it all the way to its conclusion.
  • Mentors take their roles seriously and dedicate a lot of time to helping out trainees.
  • The salary for trainees is at the higher end of the profession.
Cons: 
  • 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 they are developing properly.
  • If you’re not used to managing your own workload, you may end up with competing deadlines.
Culture
8.5 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.7 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.9 / 10
 
Hours
7.3 / 10
 
Salary
7.9 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.0 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.1 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"When I applied the application process involved the completion of a short online..."

"The culture is very good and we are certainly not expected to be seen to be in the..."

"There is a relatively comprehensive programme that involves one or two training sessions..."

"Younger partners are really great for this. The more senior partners are a bit more..."

"The offices have recently been refurbished and look great, especially the cafe and..."

"The firm is very flexible, people are not unreasonable with allocating work and you..."

"It is among the highest in the city at trainee level, though probably not by as much..."

"Taxis from 9.00 pm, food from 7.30 pm. You rarely have to pay for a drink at the..."

"I was asked a classic mixture of stock questions (working in teams, greatest strengths..."

"I haven't heard about anything concrete being done in this regard."

"The firm has diversity committees and runs events dedicated to graduate applicants..."

"Lots of client interaction, you often find yourself liaising directly with clients...."

"The firm supports a local legal advice centre (and trainees are encouraged to attend)...."

"The ability to get involved in a large range of departments and find out what work..."

"The hours can be gruelling at times. It's no secret that employers in the City expect..."

"I didn't want to be one of a hundred trainees as per magic circle. Also pays mor..."

"The firm has consistently been at or around 90% retention and was 100% last year..."

"We declined to act for Nixon during Watergate, but we're the bad guys in Erin Br..."

"High quality of work and clients, high level of responsibilities, high expectati..."

"Some brilliant candidates can fall through the cracks of the non-rotational system...."

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