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8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2015)
"Friendly, balanced, understanding."
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...

"Take part in the firm's vacation scheme - you will understand the firm's culture..."

"The work culture is very healthy in that you don't stay late unless you have to...."

"Prior to joining the firm, we were invited to attend presentations focusing on different..."

"Partners and other solicitors are very approachable and I have never felt uncomfortable..."

"The firm's offices are new and very nice. There are shower and changing room facilities..."

"It's not a problem to leave at 6:30pm if you have no urgent work to do. I have not..."

"At trainee level salaries are at a comparative level to other firms."

"Lots of free tickets to events - raffle to the Royal Albert Hall, football matches,..."

"When I was hired in 2009, there was quite a rigorous application process: there was..."

"Questions regarding my degree, competency questions, hobbies/life outside work, previous..."

"The firm recycles paper."

"As a firm we have strong ties with the Bromley By Bow Centre, which has some really..."

"I have spoken to other lawyers working on the same deal but not with clients. Day-to-day..."

"Unfortunately I have not done any pro bono during my training contract. However,..."

"I appreciate the approachable partners and friendly working environment."

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

"I chose to apply for a training contract at the firm because I wanted a good work/life..."

"Retention rates seem to be quite high."

"We were involved in the Iranian-US hostage crisis in 1979."

"Ambitious, commercially-focused, approachable."

"We run a mentoring scheme with a London school. Vacation schemes are paid."

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

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