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9.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2018)
"Ambitious all-round heavy hitter."
9.7 / 10
Formal Training
8.7 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.0 / 10
8.8 / 10
7.3 / 10
8.3 / 10
Pro Bono
7.3 / 10


  • There’s a good amount of responsibility and client contact that increases over time.
  • The firm has a relaxed, collaborative and social culture.
  • Hours are flexible to give an emphasis on maintaining a work/life balance.
  • Trainees are given excellent training and mentoring.


  • The salary is not seen as being particularly competitive.
  • While the firm hosts social events, some trainees feel there could be more.
  • Commitments to diversity could be better, though there are ongoing improvements.
  • Trainees could be informed about seat moves earlier.

What insiders say about...

"There's an application form, online tests and an assessment day. Know your application..."

"My current team really gel and work well together, and they do socialise outside..."

"The training contract itself is excellent, I especially like the seat structure where..."

"Each trainee has a supervisor for each of their seats who take care to ensure that..."

"The dress code is smart but allows for personal touches, (no restrictions on shirts/colours,..."

"The firm is relatively flexible as long as you fit your hours in. We have core hours..."

"The pay is not high enough for a firm that prides itself on doing City work, out..."

"The firm offers a range of benefits which we can choose to opt into. There is a good..."

"I started with an application form for vacation scheme which was then followed by..."

"The interview asked me various questions about my understanding of the legal market,..."

"Drive to go paperless!"

"There is complete equality regarding gender at my firm. I have a visual impairment..."

"Very dependent upon department. In some departments I was running my own files and..."

"Strong and visible charity committee in each office with many fundraising events..."

"Open, collegiate working environment. Lack of hierarchy. Colleagues at all levels..."

"There's sometimes a lack of consistency in the training approach."

"I undertook several work experience programmes at the firm and really enjoyed it...."

"Retention rates can often not be a good indicator as the fewer trainees there are..."

"It has worked for big names in the football world."

"Great reputation and a proven record in public sector work."

"I don't really know how the firm promotes social mobility except for providing lots..."

"There are times which are stressful, but that can depend on the workload."

"Greater job security and a little more responsibility."

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