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8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2016)
"A forward-looking, dynamic organisation."
Pros: 
  • Good amount of responsibility and client contact from the start.
  • Relaxed, collaborative and social culture.
  • Emphasis on maintaining a work/life balance.
  • Excellent training and mentoring.
Cons: 
  • Many trainees are not retained in their preferred departments.
  • While the salary is good, there is no difference between pay for most offices and the more expensive Cambridge.
  • Some offices are a little tired, though these are being refurbished.
  • The amount and quality of work can vary greatly between departments.
Culture
9.2 / 10
 
Formal Training
9.2 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.0 / 10
 
Hours
8.9 / 10
 
Salary
6.9 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.4 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.0 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Target your application to the firm. Really read about the firm and understand why..."

"The offices are open-plan, which means you may be sitting next to a senior solicitor..."

"The firm provides monthly updates for each department. This is a great way to stay..."

"Performance feedback is not always as constructive as it could be, which can make..."

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

"Hours can vary from seat to seat. Corporate seats will be busier at times when a..."

"I am happy with pay for my level and we are rewarded with a bonus around Christmas..."

"Trainees get tickets for all sorts of interesting events where M&R has a presence,..."

"The interview was professional and conversational, rather than a series of rigid..."

"Most of my questions were asking me to elaborate on what I had said in my application,..."

"The firm has moved to electronic filing in many teams."

"The firm takes diversity seriously, which can probably be seen by the many partners..."

"I have had lots of client contact in some seats more than others (Family, Commercial..."

"Fantastic. I've been heavily involved with lots of pro bono."

"Fantastic short and long term supervision. Day to day supervision is excellent and..."

"Quality of supervision varies from seat to seat."

"The alternative to the City firm, but a firm that has City firm clients."

"It varies each year and there is a lot of uncertainty."

"Every year we complete a charity challenge that tests peoples physical ability. This..."

"Friendly, hard-working and client focused."

"We have a school mentoring scheme which promotes social mobility."

"Some people just don't appreciate when you say you are at capacity."

"Dual monitors."

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