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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2016)
"Ambitious, successful, well rounded."
  • The firm has a very positive culture with regular social interaction between trainees.
  • Remuneration is top of the market at trainee level and continues to improve following qualification.
  • The wide international scope of the firm means that there are opportunities for secondments overseas.
  • Supervisors and mentors are always on hand to help their assigned trainees.
  • Hours can sometimes be unpredictable making it hard to make plans after work.
  • The seat allocation process could be more transparent and flexible.
  • The way the firm structures its formal legal training leaves some room for improvement.
  • Occasionally, last-minute weekend work can be required at trainee level.
9.0 / 10
Formal Training
6.0 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.7 / 10
6.0 / 10
9.2 / 10
9.1 / 10
Pro Bono
8.8 / 10

What insiders say about...

"Get a sense of the firm's roots and how it differs from the magic circle. The committee-driven..."

"I like the fact we are a smaller intake of approximately 24 trainees. This means..."

"Most training is given on the job and there is less focus on soft or non-legal skills...."

"Mentoring is strong and there are strong budgets and an internal culture that fosters..."

"The office and facilities are very good. The dress code is business casual."

"Some flexibility in terms of working from home. A lot is expected."

"You're paid for the top of the market and you earn it."

"The secondment abroad and how they support you throughout that process."

"I was asked questions such as if you won a million pounds what would you invest it..."

"In terms of reducing the firm's carbon footprint, there are recycling bins provided..."

"The firm is very open and has a good mix of individuals. The diversity committee..."

"I email clients and opposing counsel every day, but I have yet to receive an email..."

"As everyone is encouraged to get involved I can see that pro bono work is very important..."

"Pay on qualification; great quality of work; very friendly atmosphere (regardless..."

"At times I have worked what I would think of as very long hours."

"International nature of the work and overseas secondment opportunities. World-class..."

"The firm tries its utmost to ensure every trainee is retained if they want to be..."

"There are two women at the helm of the London office."

"Ambitious, successful, well rounded."

"Introduce some more formal training."

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