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Offices & Dress

8.7 / 10

(based on 40 ratings in 2016)

2016

"The offices do not have the range of facilities some law firms have. For example, there's a lack of gym and no on-site GP. Comfort and pleasantness of offices varies depending on who occupies them, but they are often very cold. The dress code is quite formal but not inflexibly so. Ties are generally optional except for things like client meetings."
First year trainee, London
"Very well located and extremely good facilities. Dress code is professional but not strict or regimented. Everyone knows what is appropriate in a work environment and sticks to it voluntarily."
First year trainee, London
"The dress code is smart. The location and facilities are good but it would be useful to have more lockers."
First year trainee, London
"The dress code is fairly formal, but the longer you stay on the more comfortable you get with not wearing a blazer and heels constantly. The space is great and there is a gym/spa two minutes' walk away that we have a subsidised membership to."
First year trainee, London
"Beautiful, modern offices, which are often the envy of lawyers visiting our meeting rooms from other firms. Offices are pleasant, light and spacious. The Brussels office is particularly beautiful."
Second year trainee, London
"The dress code is less formal than I was expecting – not wearing a tie is acceptable."
First year trainee, London
"Offices are nice, a bit out of the city but a good location for my commute. Computers need updating but apparently that is happening soon. The dress code for women is quite relaxed and you have a lot of choice, unlike the men who have to wear suits."
Second year trainee, London
"The office is very nice, very light. The dress code is smart, though not by any means limited to black and grey."
First year trainee, London
"The spaces are good and there is a lot of glass internally so it doesn't feel claustrophobic. The dress code is relatively formal and there are no casual Fridays."
Second year trainee, London
"Great office, spacious and well designed with lots of little kitchen 'pods' dotted around each floor, a terrace and a big canteen. Well placed for the park and food market in summer and close to the gym. The dress code is quite conservative but not overly restrictive for a City law firm."
First year trainee, London

2015

"Offices are modern and spacious. Facilities are good. Dress code is formal. A tie is required for men in most departments at all times. There is no dress down/casual day."
First year trainee, London
"The firm´s offices are very good (convenient in terms of location, plenty of space, etc). Dress code is what you´d expect - suits basically all the time."
Second year trainee, London
"We have very good facilities and well located for transport links. The dress code is smart business dress."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has beautiful offices; reasonably well-located, and our facilities are generally excellent. The dress code is uniformly formal in London - shirts that are not plain white or plain blue are occasionally commented on negatively, as well as non-black shoes and oddly-coloured suits. Brussels office much more relaxed."
First year trainee, London

2014

"The office is spacious and runs smoothly. Support staff are very helpful. The dress code is formal."
First year trainee, London
"Good location, nice offices (fantastic air conditioning and very sunny). Dress code is smart business wear but there isn't too much pressure to look 'perfect'."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm has a very conveniently located office and incredibly helpful support staff. I've heard some people complain that there isn't a gym on-site, but since there is one about 100 metres away I'm not sure how much of a problem that is. Dress code is formal (obviously) but nothing that you wouldn't expect."
First year trainee, London
"The office is light and bright (given it's in the middle of the City) and is reasonably spacious. We do not have a gym, dry cleaning facilities, etc. The dress code is relatively formal - e.g. no 'dress down Fridays'."
Second year trainee, London
"Our office is in a convenient location and houses a functional office space. The dress code for men is a suit and tie."
First year trainee, London

2013

"Offices are modern, clean and comfortable. The dress code is very formal."
Second year trainee, London
"The dress code is unspoken but pretty conservative, but I don't think that is specific to Slaughters, although we definitely aren't going to see dress down Friday any time soon. Client areas are really lovely and the canteen is top notch. Offices are fine, particularly if you are sitting with a partner."
Second year trainee, London
"Good canteen and location. Would like some more natural light in my office. The dress code is formal but once you're in your office, you can take off ties, jackets, etc."
First year trainee, London
"Well located between Moorgate and Barbican stations. All facilities are of a high standard. The dress code is generally a little conservative but, beyond client and important meetings, associates can dress smartly but need not wear a tie all the time, etc."
Newly qualified solicitor, London
"Offices are nice although a bit low key. Facilities are good but some things are missed due to the focus on life outside the office. The dress code depends on the department i.e. tie or no tie. Generally formal though."
First year trainee, London
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