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8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2018)
"Friendly, open, great place to learn."
8.8 / 10
Formal Training
9.3 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.3 / 10
6.9 / 10
7.0 / 10
8.1 / 10
Pro Bono
8.6 / 10


  • The formal training on offer is very well organised and comprehensive.
  • 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.


  • Hours can be unavoidably long in certain departments.
  • Some feel the salary could be more competitive at new qualifier level and above.
  • The process around international secondments at the firm could be more transparent.

What insiders say about...

"I think my firm look to hire trainees with good interpersonal skills and an aptitude..."

"Long hours and strict hierarchy in some departments, but the vast majority are very..."

"The firm's training programme is strong, with a wide and ongoing range of legal and..."

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

"It is great walking into an office and feeling impressed by the building every morning...."

"In general, hours depend heavily on the seat but transactional seats have very long..."

"Trainees do not get bonuses, but I understand that it depends on the department as..."

"I think the foreign secondments are a real perk, although they are only open to a..."

"The interview was enjoyable: I was made to feel relaxed and could put myself forward..."

"Some commercial awareness questions and other things, such as why did I want to do..."

"There are lots of signs everywhere about using less paper. The building is probably..."

"I would be surprised if any firm of a similar size had the same attitude we do. I..."

"I sit in an advisory group and so my role involves a lot of research and drafting..."

"I have worked on a project carrying out a research across African countries looking..."

"You get lots of exposure to different deals and transactions, and client exposure...."

"Lack of certainty about trainee retention."

"Reputation, international scope and office location."

"Unfortunately, due to the state of the economy, I do not believe the retention rates..."

"One of the James Bond movies was filmed on the escalators here."

"Friendly, hard-working, innovative."

"Many of our pro bono initiatives target schools situated in less privileged areas..."

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

"More capacity for advisory groups to take trainees. Too much emphasis on corporate,..."

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