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8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 22 ratings in 2018)
"Truly approachable and an all-round good place to work."
9.1 / 10
Formal Training
8.5 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.7 / 10
8.2 / 10
7.1 / 10
8.9 / 10
Pro Bono
6.8 / 10


  • There is a wide variety of work for trainees and they are given increasing responsibility as their training contract progresses.
  • There are many social events to attend as well as a friendly and supportive culture.
  • Employees are able to have a degree of flexibility in their working hours when needed.
  • The firm is ranked very highly by Stonewall for its diversity.


  • Pay is seen as being lower than some competitors, especially in the regional offices.
  • The experiences of trainees can vary between departments and supervisors.
  • Many trainees would like to have more international secondments available.
  • Some felt that they would like more control over their seat allocations.

What insiders say about...

"To become a trainee you need to complete an assessment centre that consists of an..."

"There is no sense of hierarchy and everyone is approachable. There is also a good..."

"You are whisked off to London, Glasgow and Edinburgh during your first two weeks..."

"All solicitors and partners are extremely approachable and great to work with. Feedback..."

"The London office is nice, modern and open-plan with an in-house restaurant and Costa...."

"My first seat involved me working more hours (leaving between 8.00 pm and 11.00 pm..."

"The salary is standard for a trainee solicitor in a similar international law firm...."

"The pension contribution is good and the firm pays for my railcard, which is also..."

"I knew nothing about finance at the time as I had just completed a sports science..."

"I am not aware of any particular efforts."

"The firm is very committed to diversity and I have seen this in the flexible working..."

"In my first seat I was given new qualifier-level work and responsibility. This included..."

"I have volunteered with our Manchester office charity to provide free school uniforms..."

"The firm has the open and friendly attitude of regional offices with the calibre..."

"I think there are too many networking and corporate events that trainees are required..."

"I met a partner at an event who had previously been a partner at a Magic Circle firm...."

"The retention rates tend to be pretty good, although there is a robust new qualifier..."

"Olympic rower Matthew Pinsent's great-grandfather, Sir Richard Pinsent, was president..."

"Friendly, ambitious and accommodating."

"During the vacation scheme, the emphasis was more on the firm getting to know you...."

"More transparency at the earlier stages of the qualification process."

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