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7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2018)
"Friendly, interesting and laid-back."
8.5 / 10
Formal Training
7.8 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.5 / 10
8.3 / 10
6.7 / 10
6.4 / 10
Pro Bono
3.6 / 10


  • Trainees are given a variety of interesting work to complete, with early responsibility.
  • The firm is non-hierarchical and has a very friendly culture.
  • The training on offer is well structured and trainees are provided with plenty of support.
  • The firm has flexible hours and employees are able to work from home.


  • Only a limited number of trainees can do the most popular seats, meaning that these can be very competitive.
  • The seat selection process could be more transparent and flexible.
  • Some feel that remuneration is falling behind that of competitors.
  • Opportunities for pro bono work are lacking.

What insiders say about...

"The application process generally consists of verbal reasoning, application form,..."

"In the office people are extremely approachable and friendly, regardless of seniority...."

"We have an excellent training programme. There's a mixture of graduate recruitment,..."

"Everyone is very accessible. We also have a mentoring scheme where you select a mentor,..."

"Our office is open-plan and on the river - nice large desks and airy offices. The..."

"In general, I think it would be hard to find a better work/life balance in a City..."

"Pay is lower than at some other City other firms but I get more of a work/life balance...."

"Vouchers for John Lewis and bottles of Champagne."

"There was an online application form and psychometric tests. These were followed..."

"The interview was a quick-fire questions session where everyone was asked the same..."

"Our office is eco-friendly but other than that I am unsure of our other policies...."

"The firm puts out a good image on diversity but I'm not sure how well it translates..."

"As at any large firm, levels of client interaction vary by department. In the commercial..."

"I work in the Jo Richardson School scheme mentoring a student. We go to their school..."

"No 'face-time' culture. Good variety of work for trainees. Lots of opportunities..."

"RPC's progressive and open culture is not always adhered to across all departments...."

"I thought RPC would be the right place for me because I wanted to be part of a smaller..."

"Retention rates are fairly strong at the firm."

"85% of our work is litigation."

"Friendly, dedicated and competent."

"Open day scheme and attendance at events such as 'Late to Law'."

"To make the seat change process clearer."

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