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7.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2018)
"Friendly and fast-paced."
Culture
7.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
5.6 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.5 / 10
 
Hours
6.6 / 10
 
Salary
8.1 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.5 / 10
 
Pro Bono
9.5 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • The firm is welcoming and does not feel hierarchical.
  • Managers are good at providing feedback and informal training.
  • The remuneration is at the top end of London salaries.
  • A lot of pro bono work is offered and it counts towards billable hours.

Cons

  • Some departments require long hours that can be challenging.
  • While people do socialise outside of the office, events are rarely organised by the firm.
  • There is not a lot of structured formal training.
  • Some admin processes can be long and lack transparency.

What insiders say about...

"Read up on current affairs and the business world. Know why you want to practice..."

"There is a good level of teamwork and the firm is generally friendly. This can vary..."

"There's a lack of formal training compared with UK firms, but this is to be expected...."

"Informal training is great and feedback is always there if you ask for it."

"We're in a great location and have a lot of space. However, there is a bit of a lack..."

"I tend to work long hours and there are a lot of extra demands of trainees on top..."

"This is an American firm and, as such, we are paid significantly more than typical..."

"Free fruit is available in the kitchen."

"The questions were mainly about my work experience, my hobbies, how I balance work..."

"The firm is doing well on this. It recently stopped providing throwaway plastic cups..."

"There's very good encouragement of diversity here, with a number of initiatives and..."

"The firm's office is small so trainees get given a lot of responsibility on deals...."

"There is a good amount of pro bono work at the firm and projects range from legal..."

"There are high levels of responsibility within a controlled environment, especially..."

"You have to accept that weeknight socialising is going to be difficult. It's common..."

"I was approached at the Oxford University law fair and encouraged to apply for a..."

"The retention rates tend to be good given the small intake."

"We are one of the top five growing offices in London."

"Pragmatic, but with a little eccentricity."

"More certainty and transparency around the seat allocation process."

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