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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...

"My best tip is to be sure to mention any non-legal or commercial work experience...."

"The structure and hierarchy is very informal in the office, certainly in my experience...."

"There is no set training programme but there are talks etc that we are encouraged..."

"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..."

"Most associates and partners have a very reasonable and realistic view on hours...."

"Pay is near the top end of legal salaries in the City. However, a pay rise is due..."

"Free dinners and lunches are frequent and the expenses of relocating for international..."

"I was asked competency-based questions (what differentiates me from other candidates..."

"The firm currently has a big environmental initiative to reduce waste and be more..."

"The firm has a great record on diversity, whether it's from the point of view of..."

"Work levels can really vary as the teams tend to be small. You will sometimes face..."

"Every fee earner at the firm must do 20 hours of pro bono work per year as a minimum...."

"The quality of work that you get to do as a trainee is great because the small intake..."

"There can be long hours in some departments and there are high expectations of you..."

"The reputation, its global reach, the culture, the overseas opportunities and the..."

"The firm has an impeccable record for retention. The only time this can slip is when..."

"The firm has a 'SPARK' initiative that encourages employees to produce innovative..."

"Friendly, progressive and challenging."

"We could have more support for trainee well-being."

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