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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2017)
"A friendly and dynamic firm."
Culture
8.6 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.2 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.2 / 10
 
Hours
8.0 / 10
 
Salary
5.7 / 10
 
 
Diversity
6.8 / 10
 
Pro Bono
4.8 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

  • 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 a little more transparent.
  • Some feel that remuneration is falling behind that of competitors.
  • Trainees would like the firm to have more environmental initiatives.

What insiders say about...

"Do lots of research and, where possible, try to meet people from the firm at law..."

"There are lots of firm events, and there is little hierarchy here, as I found that..."

"Each of the departments runs training sessions throughout your first few weeks so..."

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

"We have nice offices in a good location. The dress code is fairly relaxed and we..."

"Hours vary from department to department but there is, generally speaking, quite..."

"Pay is broadly in line with the market among firms offering similar hours and working..."

"We get an extra day of annual leave at Christmas."

"There was an application form, psychometric tests and an interview for summer vacation..."

"Why do I want to be a commercial solicitor? Why RPC? Why do I think I would be a..."

"In terms of reducing the firm's carbon footprint, the air conditioning turns off..."

"Recently a diversity team has been created to ensure this is kept at the fore-front..."

"I have had a lot of client contact, from attending meetings to drafting day-to-day..."

"I have volunteered for the East London Business Alliance organisation."

"Working on top-quality work while still having a life. Feeling valued by my team..."

"The reliability of some of the IT systems could be improved!"

"Their 'rip up the rule book' campaign."

"Retention rates are good, but because of the regional office more trainees are having..."

"The firm's London office was designed by Richard Rogers who also worked on the Pompidou..."

"Friendly, hard-working, supportive."

"HR make a big effort to organise events with suitable organisations and encourage..."

"I would like there to be greater transparency over the seat move process."

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