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8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 17 ratings in 2016)
"A great place to start a legal career."
Pros: 
  • 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.
Cons: 
  • 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.
Culture
8.8 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.9 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.9 / 10
 
Hours
7.4 / 10
 
Salary
8.4 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.7 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.9 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"The interview process consists of an assessment centre (both for the vacation scheme..."

"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..."

"I think all trainees have been able to build themselves a support network of more..."

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

"It varies from department to department, but I would usually work at least 55 hours..."

"Good, competitive pay, but lack of bonuses is poor - why would a trainee want to..."

"Great canteen (lots of healthy options like yoghurt with honey or fruit puree!) and..."

"I submitted an application form for a vacation scheme and attended one graduate recruitment..."

"I was asked about my reasons for wanting to work in law, reasons for wanting to work..."

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

"The firm tries really hard to promote equal opportunities for everyone."

"Good responsibility. Average client interaction. Usually decent quality work (though..."

"I have worked at the Islington Law Centre, but there are many pro bono initiatives..."

"There is a very friendly culture and partners and associates are approachable and..."

"Lack of certainty about trainee retention."

"The international nature of the firm appealed to me. I attended an open day and a..."

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

"One of our longest standing employees in the construction department breeds spider..."

"Friendly, hard-working, inclusive."

"We undertake an array of pro bono matters targeted to attract applicants from less..."

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

"Higher retention rates and earlier advice about the opportunities, both legal and..."

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