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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2016)
"Hard-working and friendly."
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...

"Personally I think that it is best to do a vacation scheme first. The application..."

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

"Good training. Great supervisors. Plenty of non-legal skills from pro bono, committee..."

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

"Great offices and a relaxed dress code. No prevailing myth that you will do your..."

"The firm is flexible to the extent it can be. Members of the team are usually reasonable..."

"Pay is top market."

"Monthly tea. Fantastic pro bono."

"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..."

"Committees are set up for minorities, as well as extensive work/life and health ..."

"Work quality can greatly vary from mundane proofing tasks to detailed research and..."

"The firm does a lot of pro bono hours and wins a lot of awards that it values for..."

"International work. Relaxed and approachable culture."

"The hours are often unpredictable."

"International deals and opportunities encouraged me to apply here."

"Excellent retention rates."

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

"Hard-working, with high expectations."

"More training sessions."

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