Get the inside buzz from graduates at Macfarlanes LLP

8.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 38 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, high-level, challenging!"
Pros: 
  • Excellent training is provided in each department and covers a wide array of topics to help develop a range of skills.
  • Trainees are assigned substantive tasks and are trusted with important work for high-profile clients.
  • While there is still a way to go, the firm is working hard to improve diversity.
  • The size of the firm makes it easier to stand out than it would be in larger intakes.
Cons: 
  • Excellent training is provided in each department and covers a wide array of topics to help develop a range of skills.
  • Trainees are assigned substantive tasks and are trusted with important work for high-profile clients.
  • While there is still a way to go, the firm is working hard to improve diversity.
  • The size of the firm makes it easier to stand out than it would be in larger intakes.
Culture
7.9 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.9 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
6.3 / 10
 
Hours
6.3 / 10
 
Salary
6.8 / 10
 
 
Diversity
6.3 / 10
 
Pro Bono
6.5 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Read up extensively on the firm but don't sound like you're reeling off figures you..."

"Macfarlanes has pleasant, intelligent and interesting colleagues, but I have found..."

"The firm offers refresher courses for LPC and skills training for general legal ..."

"Accessibility to associates is excellent; they always seem to have time for you...."

"The location is very handy as it is a two minute walk from Chancery Lane Underground...."

"Varies by department and workload. Corporate, mergers and acquisitions and banking..."

"Trainee salaries lag behind market average and should be higher, but trainee bonus..."

"The best perks for me are the free lunches at training, invitations to events for..."

"The interview process consisted of a group task, a CV interview, a scenario interview..."

"There are two interviews. In one, you are given current news stories or situations..."

"We are moving to paperless (though slower than other industries for obvious reasons)...."

"The firm is not very ethnically diverse at any level and at the top level men predominate...."

"There is a good amount of actual drafting/advising, and a good portion of research-based..."

"It has a good programme and does a lot for charity. I've been involved in mentoring..."

"The pay and the culture that the firm offers are great."

"The hours and pressure."

"Macfarlanes is well positioned in the UK market to attract premium mid/large cap..."

"The retention rates are excellent."

"The firm has a very successful 'Culture Club'. Everyone gets huge Easter eggs at..."

"A high quality and traditional firm."

"Macfarlanes have various outreach schemes working with local schools and offering..."

"Higher trainee salary; and the prospect of higher salaries for associates."

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