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8.1 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2016)
"Not like other US firms!"
Pros: 
  • Trainees are often given high-level work and are trusted with a variety of tasks.
  • While below those of some US firms, salaries are around the magic circle level in the UK.
  • The small intake allows trainees to regularly work directly with partners.
  • Regular informal training is provided by mentors throughout the training contract.
Cons: 
  • More seat-specific training could be offered to trainees.
  • Some trainees would have liked more firm-organised socialising.
  • Hours can be quite tough in some of the busier departments.
  • Some departments may only have one trainee.
Culture
7.9 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.4 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.6 / 10
 
Hours
7.3 / 10
 
Salary
7.1 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.0 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.1 / 10
 
 

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"In my experience the culture seem fairly formal with a clear hierarchy. That said,..."

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"I think we're paid very well, though perhaps our salaries do not reach the same levels..."

"You can order taxis and dinners at the firm's expense when working late. We also..."

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"As well as the standard questions about reasons for applying etc, the interview panel..."

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"The firm has a dive-in day once a year that celebrates diversity and aims to make..."

"The work varies hugely both between departments and within departments themselves...."

"The firm has a very good pro bono programme. In the short time that I have been with..."

"A large amount of responsibility is offered to trainees."

"There's a lack of social events organised on a firm-wide level."

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"The firm has made offers to all qualifying trainees for the past two years."

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"Friendly, open, good team spirit."

"There is a lot of pro bono work."

"There could be better communication in terms of appraisals, seat moves and quali..."

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