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8.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 38 ratings in 2016)
"Traditional and prestigious."
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...

"An application form and an assessment day which tests different skills - there is..."

"Teamwork and co-operation is good. Socialising among trainees is good and this should..."

"There are excellent programmes of training in each department. Hours and hours of..."

"This is great. I really benefit from working with senior people who are willing to..."

"Offices are in a great location, and are spacious and comfortable. We have dress..."

"Generally if you need to be somewhere else you can be. It's rare to be too overworked..."

"Towards the higher end of City firms though dwarfed by American and magic circle..."

"Pretty good pension and healthcare. The firm has just introduced a fitness allowance..."

"There is a rigorous assessment process with an in-tray exercise, negotiation and..."

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

"We are encouraged to recycle paper and not print so much."

"The firm is, I have no doubt, committed to diversity. However, the vast majority..."

"I'm given a lot of responsibility in running matters and senior lawyers are happy..."

"There is a good range of pro bono work such as advice clinics, non-chargeable time..."

"For me, the best thing that the firm offers is the comprehensive training programme..."

"The pay could definitely be better – the firm's revenue and profits have increased..."

"I liked the idea of being able to experience both corporate and private client work..."

"All of the trainees that are leaving are doing so to move elsewhere despite being..."

"They think it is acceptable to put mustard in salmon sandwiches."

"Friendly, ambitious, conscientious, and welcoming!"

"They are part of Rare recruitment."

"There could be more flexibility regarding seat choices."

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