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8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2018)
"Friendly, people orientated firm with huge scope for excellent..."
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...

"Make sure you have a thorough understanding of the firm and how it is placed in the..."

"The culture here is Anglo-American rather than American. Trainees all attend same..."

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

"There is a mentoring scheme. I have not chosen to appoint anyone, but it is encouraged...."

"Although it's dress down every day, it still feels strange to see partners in tee..."

"Hours are unpredictable and there is a certain amount of facetime."

"The salary is good at the trainee level."

"We get a benefits package which includes medical/dental insurance and a pension scheme...."

"Process: HR interview, vacation scheme, feedback on vacation scheme, written commercial..."

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

"There are a lot of efforts around recycling and reducing waste."

"There are lots of events for LGBT, women and promotion of diversity in marketing/recruitment..."

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

"Almost all trainees do pro bono work at the Islington Law Centre and there are also..."

"I've had the opportunity to work with a huge variety of different people, all with..."

"Lack of certainty about trainee retention."

"Medium-size intake (more responsibility but still a good size group); international,..."

"Historically poor retention rates and a qualification interview make for a great..."

"We have Mayer Brown branded taxis - look out for them around London!"

"Welcoming, collaborative and switched on."

"Decent amount of pro bono work supporting less privileged backgrounds."

"I feel that fee earners have to do too much support work ourselves - this can seriously..."

"There could be more transparency in the seat selection process - this should be being..."

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