Hours

7.9 / 10

(based on 25 ratings in 2017)

2017

"My hours are generally very good with the odd late night thrown in. This really does depend on the department you're in though."
First year trainee, London
"My first seat involved me working more hours (leaving between 8.00 pm and 11.00 pm most nights) than in my second seat in which I often left before 7.00 pm unless there was work to be done."
First year trainee, London
"This varies depending on departments but the firm is good for flexible working. Naturally, in the more transactional seats, you will be expected to work long hours at times. However, partners realise the strain this can cause and so encourage periods of downtime after a particularly busy time."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"My first seat was in corporate where the hours could be quite long. However, as long as you told people of your commitments, they always tried to make sure that you made that dinner or weekday theatre performance. My experience of trainee supervisors has been very positive on the whole. If you have nothing to do at 6.00 pm then you get told to go home."
First year trainee, London
"Hours depend pretty much entirely on your department. Mine has been very reasonable as I have sat in two property teams. People in other teams, such as corporate, have had more unpredictable hours."
First year trainee, Leeds
"The hours can be tough but I have never worked beyond 11.00 pm. The firm also offers great flexibility (depending on the department)."
First year trainee, Leeds
"I work better hours than many of my friends at other firms. When you have done a few days/weeks of late hours, the firm is normally pretty good at giving you a day off or some early finishes. They definitely appreciate when you put effort in."
First year trainee, London
"The working hours are better than I had feared and I have found the firm flexible. I've occasionally had to work from home and this has never been a problem."
First year trainee, Glasgow

2013

"Average 9:00am-5:00pm, only stayed later one or two nights through my own choice because I was enjoying the work."
Intern,
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