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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2016)
"An ambitious, confident, yet relaxed firm."
Pros: 
  • 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.
Cons: 
  • 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.
Culture
9.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
6.0 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.7 / 10
 
Hours
6.0 / 10
 
Salary
9.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
9.1 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.8 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"I would advise participating in the vacation scheme as best chance of obtaining a..."

"The firm has good socialising in a relaxed culture, and there is easy interaction..."

"The firm's training could be increased. The vast majority is on the job."

"Some very natural mentors and leaders. 'Thank you' lunches after big deals close..."

"The offices are quite nice and are in a great location. I think that the dress code..."

"Hours vary - I have had some seats where I've been very quiet and some where I've..."

"Pay is excellent, particularly when qualified."

"Monthly free staff breakfast and lunches. Nothing like free food!"

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

"General awareness but we are a law firm so a lot of paper gets used."

"While the number of female partners in the London office could be improved; the firm..."

"The level of client interaction can be low at the trainee level but trainees can..."

"Each attorney has a pro bono hours target and there are endless opportunities to..."

"Positive aspects include the international scope of the firm, and the chance to do..."

"Unsociable hours, sometimes unclear instructions."

"The feedback online was fairly unanimous that the firm has a positive and strong..."

"Retention rates are very high as they aim to keep everyone."

"There is an ipad-controlled coffee machine in the canteen."

"Friendly, motivated, hard-working."

"Personally I think more flexibility and transparency regarding the seat allocation..."

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