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2019

"An interesting or little-known fact about Macfarlanes is that the firm has a desk in Brussels."
Second year trainee, London
"The partners have a wine cellar hidden somewhere in the offices."
First year trainee, London
"Although you can't do a secondment as a trainee, there are lots of opportunities to do secondments post-qualification when you are properly settled into a practice area. A solicitor in my department has done four."
First year trainee, London
"Sometimes people bring their dogs to work."
Second year trainee, London
"Despite being a London-based firm, most of our work has an international element to it."
First year trainee, London
"There is a roof terrace that gets a lot of sun in summer and is a nice place to eat lunch."
First year trainee, London

2018

"We have dress down all day, every day for the entirety of July and August."
First year trainee, London
"There is a roof terrace that took me five weeks to find out about!"
First year trainee, London
"Macfarlanes LLP's client office is situated on the same small street as Mr Snagsby's legal stationery shop in Charles Dickens' Bleak House."
First year trainee, London

2017

"Macfarlanes is only eight years younger than the founding date of Canada."
First year trainee, London
"There is a wall of mysterious objects on the second floor of one of the buildings. I'm not sure if they are from deals, or from partners, or somewhere else, but there are loads of them."
Second year trainee, London
"One of the partners brings their dog into the office."
Second year trainee, London
"The Macfarlanes client office stands on the same small street as Mr Snagsby's law stationery shop in Charles Dickens' Bleak House."
First year trainee, London

2016

"They think it is acceptable to put mustard in salmon sandwiches."
First year trainee, London
"We have our own street/walk through called 'Mac's Place'."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"The firm has a very successful 'Culture Club'. Everyone gets huge Easter eggs at Easter time too."
First year trainee, London
"Our big Private Client Department makes us a bit different from other corporate firms."
First year trainee, London

2014

"We have fish and chips every Friday in our canteen without fail."
Second year trainee, London
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