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8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 22 ratings in 2018)
"Ambitious, approachable and amiable."
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...

"Practise your competency questions. Focus on the firm's innovation and strategy."

"This can vary massively between departments but, for the most part, the teams are..."

"I have found that a lot of internal training takes place throughout each seat. This..."

"The informal training has been exceptional. I have been given a high level of responsibility,..."

"The firm's London office is very impressive and excellently located right next to..."

"I work better hours than many of my friends at other firms. When you have done a..."

"It's great for Northern Ireland but less than in the regional offices."

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

"Why this firm? Why commercial law? What areas are you particularly interested in?..."

"I think there could be some improvement in areas such as recycling."

"The firm has diversity groups for minorities and works hard to improve firm policies..."

"The quality of the work I have been assigned has vastly improved as my training contract..."

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

"The genuine commitment to you as an individual in terms of professional development,..."

"Some trainee seats are in quite small teams so your work can be less varied."

"I attended a vacation scheme at the firm and it showed me the friendly and open culture..."

"The retention rates at the Leeds office were very good this year (8/10)."

"PM is expanding abroad rapidly and recently opened its fourth international office..."

"A great place to work and develop."

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

"More regular discussions with your trainee supervisor throughout the seat as opposed..."

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