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8.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2018)
"Ambitious, successful, well rounded."
9.0 / 10
Formal Training
8.3 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.6 / 10
6.4 / 10
8.6 / 10
9.5 / 10
Pro Bono
9.7 / 10


  • 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.
  • Supervisors and mentors are always on hand to help their assigned trainees.
  • The quality of work and responsibility given to trainees is very high.


  • Hours can sometimes be unpredictable and long, making it hard to make plans after work.
  • The process around secondments could be more transparent and flexible.
  • There can be a lot of expectation placed on trainees.
  • The formal legal training in smaller departments leaves some room for improvement.

What insiders say about...

"I would recommend reading into the firm and also reading about what is going on in..."

"The culture does vary by department, but overall there is a very open and relaxed..."

"We have a good and well structured formal training programme, but the smaller/growing..."

"In terms of informal training, there is a mentoring programme, and trainees sit with..."

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

"Most of the time I leave at around 7.00 pm, but I have had one week of leaving after..."

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

"Associate salary more than makes up for light benefits package."

"I had to give my opinions on a few news stories at the time and answer follow-up..."

"There's evidence that we're helping the environment pretty much everywhere you look...."

"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..."

"American firms generally have a higher pro bono commitment than other firms and that..."

"The firm is really diverse, including in terms of backgrounds and universities attended...."

"Unpredictable and long hours, though this is a given in any top-tier City firm –..."

"I was attracted by the friendly atmosphere, small intake numbers and the firm's worldwide..."

"I know that everyone in our intake has been offered a job."

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

"Ambitious, successful, well rounded."

"Introduce some more formal training."

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