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8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2015)
"Growing, confident, well-established, supportive."
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...

"Be yourself. There is no need to feel like they are looking for an answer - it is..."

"Generally everyone trusts you to get your own work done and manage your own time..."

"There are a couple of departmental talks every month. Some fee-earners will spend..."

"As a general rule all fee earners have an 'open-door' policy and I have been given..."

"The new office is lovely, really impressive for clients."

"The firm is very flexible; if you are good you can you quickly earn people's trust..."

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

"Free concert tickets and two for one art gallery entrance for some exhibitions."

"There are only eight places per intake and two intakes per year. Three vacation schemes..."

"I was asked: "What do you know about the law?"; "When have you failed at something?";..."

"There is some recycling and the printers are automatically set to print on both sides...."

"There is a diversity committee but I have never been involved. There are some departments..."

"I have had a good level of client interaction in my litigation seats. Most day-to-day..."

"There are some opportunities to help out on charitable initiatives."

"You are given a good degree of responsibility in your department and everyone is..."

"Occasionally having to undertake repetitive trainee tasks such as bibling and bundling,..."

"Relatively small trainee-intake, international opportunities, full-service firm,..."

"It seems that there are always enough spaces within the firm, however the retention..."

"Sharon White, the firm's CEO, also trained here."

"Friendly, balanced, understanding."

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

"Increase the number of extra-curricular and sporting events organised by the fir..."

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