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Offices & Dress

8.5 / 10

(based on 17 ratings in 2016)

2016

"The dress code recently became more relaxed. Basically, staff can wear whatever they feel is appropriate. You still see most people coming in in office wear but there are a lot of people in chinos/jeans etc, which is cool. The offices are great, I personally love the open-plan setup. However, it can lead to mess as there isn't enough space for all the files (even though we're pretty good on the paperless front). The main gripe from staff is that there aren't any fridges or microwaves."
First year trainee, London
"The London office is in a beautiful location. Depending on where you sit you might be looking out of the Tower of London, St Katharine's Dock or the Royal Mint building. The open-plan offices make for a collaborative working environment."
Second year trainee, London
"Great location with great views. Being open-plan means you can learn loads from your colleagues and they are a lot more approachable. IT systems could be improved. The dress code is fairly relaxed – as long as you're smart for client meetings it's fine."
Second year trainee, London
"Offices are impressive from the outside with lovely views overlooking the docks and the Tower of London. They are slightly generic on the inside though. Dress code is pretty relaxed although there are still no dress down Fridays in London."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"The building is very modern and in a good location with great views of the Tower of London and St Katharine's Dock. The whole office is open-plan, which generates a great culture. The facilities are generally very good. The cafe is subsidised and a good hub, the post-room and repro staff are all very helpful."
First year trainee, London
"Modern, open-plan offices that are great for communication. The dress code is flexible; people wear both normal office wear and smart casual clothing – the firm does not mind."
Second year trainee, London
"I really like our location by St Katharine's Docks. It's a lovely view to look out on! The dress code is probably more relaxed than I thought it'd be. Obviously it's office wear but for women this doesn't necessarily mean a full suit at all times. Generally my jacket is on the back of my chair ready for when I need it for meetings."
First year trainee, London

2015

"I think that the open-plan office is great: the building itself is stunning and that the location right by the Tower of London cannot be beaten, including the views out to St Katharine Docks."
First year trainee, London
"The offices are comfortable and in great locations."
Second year trainee, London
"I think that the office are beautiful and have a great view. Being open-plan is amazing as there's no hierarchy. The dress code varies, sometimes I wear a full suit and others a floaty summer dress. I spent most of December in Christmas jumpers. Guys only wear ties to meetings."
First year trainee, London
"The office building is great, with a decent cafe and a beautiful view of the docks (it always impresses visitors). The dress code is fairly casual: I hardly ever wear a blazer unless I'm meeting a client - I have one on the back of my chair just in case! It's an open collar policy for men unless they're meeting clients."
First year trainee, London
"Personally I think that the office facilities are brilliant. The dress code is smart casual."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"There are loads of spaces and excellent facilities at the London office. The location is slightly out of the City, but that is by no means a bad thing."
Second year trainee, London
"The dress code is general business wear. The offices are great: they have a great deal of natural light and space."
First year trainee, London
"The location of the London office is second to none. We overlook the Tower of London and St Katharine Docks. The offices are open-plan, which might not be for everyone, but I find it really productive. The dress code is smart. You don't have to wear a suit everyday but a good rule of thumb for trainees is to be dressed appropriately for a court visit, just in case!"
First year trainee, London

2014

"Our office is open-plan and on the river - nice large desks and airy offices. The dress code varies from department to department, but women do not usually wear full suits."
Second year trainee, London
"The London office is an impressive-looking building. The Bristol office is a very standard office. However, no doubt as the Bristol office grows, it will be re-located to better and nicer space. The dress code is professional but not as formal as other offices I have seen."
First year trainee, Bristol
"We have lots of space at the moment. The office is made of glass so there is a lot of light. If you sit on the south side the view is over St Katharine's Dock which is lovely. The dress code is smart but not strict. Men do not have to wear ties in the office and women can wear skirts, dresses or trousers with or without jackets. Bright colours are not frowned upon."
First year trainee, London
"The offices are modern and light - the fact that the office is all glass allows the sunshine improve your mood in the office! The dress code is formal, however the men do not have to wear ties."
First year trainee, London
"The office is very pleasant - spacious, airy and with good visibility. These factors genuinely contribute to a positive working environment. Dress code varies a little by department but is generally reasonably informal. I only ever wear a tie for a client meeting or to court."
First year trainee, London
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