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7.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 7 ratings in 2018)
"Friendly, sector-focused and growing."
7.3 / 10
Formal Training
5.4 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.4 / 10
6.7 / 10
6.4 / 10
7.7 / 10
Pro Bono
8.3 / 10


  • Trainees are often given high-level work and are trusted with a variety of tasks.
  • While below those of some US firms, new qualifier salaries are above the Magic Circle level in the UK.
  • The small intake allows trainees to regularly work directly with partners and get given greater responsibility.
  • Regular informal training is provided by mentors throughout the training contract.


  • There may not be as much variety in departments as could be found at other firms.
  • Some trainees would have liked more firm-organised socialising.
  • Hours can be quite tough in some of the busier departments.
  • There could be more formal training provided across departments.

What insiders say about...

"The firm hosts open days, as opposed to Vac Schemes, and they are treated as a first..."

"The hierarchy in corporate is very flat with partners being very happy to talk. In..."

"Most of the training is on-the-job and there is trainee training. This is run by..."

"Whether lawyers make good mentors varies widely from one lawyer to another but, if..."

"The firm's office is lovely and convenient. Its client facilities are, perhaps, a..."

"It varies between departments and workload. You are never expected to stay in the..."

"I don't know much about what it's like after qualification but the trainee salary..."

"As well as the usual medical insurance, we also get very good dental cover. There's..."

"I took part in an open day, which effectively counted as a first round in the system,..."

"In the first interview I was given a case study of a potential transaction and asked..."

"We're attempting to become a paperless office. I don't quite know whether a paperless..."

"I think we have good commitment to diversity. We have many female employees and especially..."

"The responsibility ramps up in the second year but first-years can expect to do a..."

"We have a pro bono partner who sends through interesting public law and human rights..."

"Getting the opportunity to work in a diverse range of practice areas."

"There is sometimes a lack of oversight in what trainees do, which can lead to feelings..."

"Their high-level work in energy, technology and finance."

"There can be competition in some of the popular departments but retention was high..."

"It's still possible to request a Blackberry work phone."

"American, tech, energy."

"There is a lot of pro bono work."

"There could be more training on simple, administrative-type tasks such as IT, printing..."

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