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7.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 27 ratings in 2018)
"A collegiate and approachable institution."
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..."

"There is truly no hierarchy. The firm is very cooperative and collaborative, both..."

"Our training is very hands on and provides a steep learning curve, though it can..."

"Everyone is given a trainee and partner mentor, who are very accessible. However,..."

"We have nice and modern offices with good facilities, but the printers and IT systems..."

"The hours can be unpredictable. Your day can be quiet with the standard 9.00 am to..."

"I think I am very well paid."

"The café is heavily subsidised and pretty decent! The gym is small but fairly well..."

"Interviews are fairly informal and based on your responses to questions in the application...."

"The firm is making a real effort on this front and has abolished disposable coffee..."

"This does seem to be a priority for the firm, although I think more could be done..."

"We get lots of responsibility including drafting witness statements, being in direct..."

"We do a wide variety of pro bono work and the firm takes it seriously."

"I enjoy the non-rotational training system as it allows me to follow my interests..."

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

"The straightforward application and the fact that it was a global firm. It had a..."

"The retention rates are usually good."

"The office is built on the site of a castle dating back to Tudor times."

"A collegiate and approachable institution."

"Shorter hours and more active mentorship."

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