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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2017)
"Young, innovative and international."
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...

"There is a business case study and presentation followed by a partner interview...."

"The open-plan office means that there is limited hierarchy. Socialising occurs both..."

"The training at the firm has developed my negotiation and presentation skills."

"We have formal reviews with a senior associate and partner at the mid-point and end..."

"The location of the London office is second to none. We overlook the Tower of London..."

"My working hours have been excellent and are usually 9.00 am to 6.30 pm. The latest..."

"Trainee pay isn't market-leading, but it is well within the average."

"We get shopping vouchers, champagne, theatre tickets and dinner vouchers for exceptional..."

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

"I had a lot of competency-based questions such as 'give us an example of a time when…'...."

"There are recycling bins but not a lot else."

"The firm has a great maternity leave policy and regularly holds seminars for working..."

"I have been given a lot of responsibility in my current seat and have had the opportunity..."

"I would say that there is a reasonable commitment to corporate social responsibility..."

"Friendly, high levels of responsibility, interesting and varied work, free cooked..."

"We have a lack of non-contentious seats and an uncertainty surrounding qualification...."

"I chose my firm because of its reputation for media law and its litigation expertise...."

"I think retention rates are fairly high but a lot of jobs have been made available..."

"We keep bees and use them to produce RPC-honey!"

"The firm is dedicated, open and approachable."

"I am aware of the firm's participation in certain City initiatives to improve diversity..."

"I feel that there should be more international opportunities available at the firm...."

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