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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2016)
"Ambitious, successful, well rounded."
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 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..."

"The formal training consists of lectures with PowerPoint and sandwich lunches, where..."

"From my experience, solicitors and partners are very good at giving honest and constructive..."

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

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

"Unfortunately no trainee bonus. But new qualifier salaries in London are top of the..."

"Monthly cake day, monthly free lunch day, monthly free breakfast day. Every year..."

"I was asked about my degree, work experience and commercial awareness. Also questions..."

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

"The firm has several groups for, and is making an effort to hire more, women and..."

"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..."

"Access to top deals, global clients and being trusted with a lot of responsibility..."

"The working hours can sometimes be very long during busy periods."

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

"Excellent retention rates."

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

"Hard-working, with high expectations."

"More transparency on seat choices."

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