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9.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2018)
"Great reputation and a proven record in public sector work."
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.

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"The salary is not competitive, although we have received an increase recently."

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"The retention rates are excellent."

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"Relaxed culture, early responsibility."

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