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8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 17 ratings in 2016)
"Relaxed and friendly environment."
8.8 / 10
Formal Training
8.9 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.9 / 10
7.4 / 10
8.4 / 10
8.7 / 10
Pro Bono
8.9 / 10


  • When feedback is given, it is very thought out and helpful.
  • The firm has a friendly and welcoming environment, especially for trainees.
  • Client contact and the chance to work on high-level contracts are both available early on.


  • In certain departments, hours can be unavoidably long.
  • Attempting to qualify into some of the smaller departments can be very competitive.
  • The seat selection process at the firm could be more flexible.

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"'Open-door' policy means you can go and talk to anyone at any time, subject to how..."

"The offices are well located in London and provide a modern comfortable working environment...."

"Hours are generally very good. I have never had to work at the weekend."

"Fairly typical of a City law firm."

"Good competition prizes - Club Wembley, Chelsea FC tickets with client. Pension has..."

"There was an interview with Graduate Recruitment for the vacation scheme, which was..."

"In the graduate recruitment interview I was asked about my experiences to date, including..."

"There are clear recycling points throughout the office, including for products from..."

"The current trainees are over two-thirds women. We have had lots of diversity training..."

"My role has varied substantially between first and second seats. I'm currently on..."

"I have worked on a wide range of pro bono projects and hope to continue to do so...."

"The teams are very friendly and inclusive. The firm is very ambitious and is working..."

"At the trainee level, it is sometimes difficult to control your own timetable and..."

"Global reach with expanding international platform and bigger London presence than..."

"Low retention rates since joining in September 2012, there's only one area I would..."

"Our Hong Kong office is in the same building as the best roof top bar in Hong Ko..."

"Friendly, not too corporate, supportive."

"Heavily involved in various schemes with applicants at school and university."

"The level of stress is quite high in my current transactional seat, but largely due..."

"I would have slightly more control over my workload during the week. However, I believe..."