Pluses

2018

"Getting interesting work and having the ability to work independently. Colleagues are generally easy to get along with and the firm's strategic focus on Asia is also a key benefit for me."
Second year trainee, London
"The level of responsibility you're given as a trainee. You will be involved in all aspects of a transaction and have a lot of client contact, which means you really learn the skills needed to be an associate. The firm is described as friendly but I think the key thing is that people are approachable. I know that I can knock on the door of a partner or associate and get advice and help."
Second year trainee, London
"Friendly people, interesting work, a good work/life balance and getting supervision from high-level partners."
First year trainee, London
"The people are all lovely and the quality of work is high. We have a very supportive and efficient HR department as well as good international opportunities."
First year trainee, London
"Having a very supportive and friendly culture. There are realistic expectations placed on trainees."
First year trainee, London/Dubai
"The calibre of work, international secondments and friendly people."
First year trainee, London
"The relatively small size of the trainee intake for the firm's wide-ranging practice. This means trainees get more opportunities to be assigned important responsibilities in matters from a very early stage in the training contract. In my first week of my first seat, I had opportunities for client contact as well as drafting and reviewing legal documents."
First year trainee, London

2015

"The friendliness of the firm. Also the fact that there are lots of career opportunities and lots of excellent training."
First year trainee, London
"Great training and support during your training contract, high-profile matters, and great responsibility early on."
First year trainee, London
"The firm is very international but employees work in small teams with high levels of responsibility."
Second year trainee, London
"Friendly atmosphere and interesting work."
Second year trainee, London
"I appreciate the approachable partners and friendly working environment."
Second year trainee, London
"The high level of responsibility given to trainees and variety of work."
First year trainee, London
"Down to earth people, a good work/life balance with realistic expectations and a high level of responsibility doing work that makes you feel like you are contributing to the team."
First year trainee, London
"We get given a good level of responsibility from right at the beginning, but everyone is always prepared to help you."
First year trainee, London

2014

"The size of the firm makes for friendly team/reasonable hours but still getting high-profile and cross-border work."
First year trainee, London
"Interesting work, good level of responsibility, very little photocopying, etc. and nice people."
Second year trainee, London
"Good quality of work; you are treated well as a trainee."
First year trainee, London
"Good culture. People are smart, good at their jobs, and friendly. Hours better than many City firms."
Second year trainee, London
"You are given a good degree of responsibility in your department and everyone is very appreciative when you work late (which is not often)."
First year trainee, London
"The people, the nature of the work, the responsibility you are given."
Second year trainee, London
"Helpful and understanding colleagues, exposure to varied and challenging work."
First year trainee, London
"Overseas secondment opportunities."
Second year trainee, London
"Work/life balance, friendly people."
Second year trainee, London
"The other staff are incredibly friendly and the small intake means you are personally taught by more senior members of the firm."
First year trainee, London
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