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8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2015)
"Friendly firm which punches above its weight."
Pros: 
  • The firm has a friendly atmosphere and colleagues at all levels are approachable
  • Trainees work in small teams and therefore get a high level of responsibility
  • The London office provides a great environment to work in and is well located
  • A lot of training is provided by the firm and there are many opportunities to develop new skills
Cons: 
  • Hours can be quite unpredictable at times
  • The firm doesn't have the name recognition of some of its peers
  • Trainees may have to undertake a certain amount of more administrative work
  • There could be more extracurricular activities or sports clubs organised by the firm
Culture
8.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.0 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.7 / 10
 
Hours
7.3 / 10
 
Salary
7.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.2 / 10
 
Pro Bono
6.3 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"During the whole interview process try to show your personality as best you can."

"There is a hierarchy, though if trainees have to interact with partners, the partners..."

"We attend PSC courses throughout our training contract, during which we develop multiple..."

"Feedback varies, could probably be a little better than it is, (people often too..."

"Great offices. Bright, open, lovely glass lifts, marble staircase, and plush entrance...."

"It depends on the department. If there is work which has to be done and you have..."

"All trainees in London are at fairly comparative rates."

"The firm has a heavy involvement with arts, and frequently has privileged tickets..."

"The application process consists of a phone interview with HR and an assessment day..."

"I was asked questions following a presentation on the economic climate in which the..."

"There are recycling bins everywhere and we are encouraged not to waste paper, et..."

"Good benefits for people with families. There a lot of high-powered senior women..."

"I have attended quite a few client meetings and business development meetings/events...."

"There are opportunities to work on the firm's partnership with the Stephen Lawrence..."

"Good culture. People are smart, good at their jobs, and friendly. Hours better than..."

"The hours (though this is perhaps the case at any City firm!)"

"I was attracted to the small size of the trainee intakes and the friendly atmosphere,..."

"As far as I'm aware, very, very few people are not retained at the firm during qualification...."

"There is a biannual dinner put on by the firm solely for trainees and the most recent..."

"A medium-sized big-hitter with a well-earned and long-standing reputation in its..."

"We have outreach programmes for school children from less privileged backgrounds..."

"The option to do a seat in Paris would be great."

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