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7.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2016)
"Good atmosphere and quality of work."
Pros: 
  • The firm does a wide variety of high-profile work with interesting clients.
  • Trainees are given responsibility and get involved in all areas of each department.
  • An open-door policy and collaborative culture has led to a nice atmosphere in the office.
  • Supervisors are very good at providing support and explaining new concepts and ideas.
Cons: 
  • Trainees are occasionally assigned less dynamic and more administrative work.
  • There are limited opportunities to do a seat abroad.
  • Some technology and IT in the firm needs to be updated.
  • Trainee retention is variable but has not been high in recent years.
Culture
8.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.6 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.1 / 10
 
Hours
7.3 / 10
 
Salary
6.7 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.3 / 10
 
Pro Bono
9.2 / 10
 
 

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"Hours vary from department to department. Mine have not been horrendous, but also..."

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"The interview process was well organised. I had an interview with a member of HR..."

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"I am a white male so can't really comment but it seems positive. We had a training..."

"It will be possible to get to senior associate but making partner seems harder and..."

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"Good people and a forward-thinking, unstuffy approach."

"There's something of a lack of diversity."

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"Fluctuations in recruitment patterns for different departments mean people are not..."

"We keep bees on-site and grow our own vegetables in the courtyard garden!"

"Social, rewarding, techy."

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"More transparency when it comes to qualification."

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