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8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2016)
"Interesting and engaging work with a good work/life balance."
Pros: 
  • Trainees are exposed to a variety of high-level work and are given good responsibility from the outset.
  • There’s a very social culture with many events organised outside of work.
  • Trainees are not expected to work late and are encouraged to leave the office if they’re working beyond contracted hours.
  • Training programmes are well thought out and enhance development.
Cons: 
  • Some felt that the qualification salary could be slightly more attractive.
  • There aren’t many communal areas for socialising.
  • Some trainees felt that they didn’t have as much input in their seat choices as they’d like.
  • The firm doesn’t perform as much pro bono work as some trainees would like.
Culture
8.8 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.3 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.4 / 10
 
Hours
8.3 / 10
 
Salary
8.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.4 / 10
 
Pro Bono
6.8 / 10
 
 

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"I think the training programme is well-thought out and there is a real emphasis on..."

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"The office is modern and up to date, with two people sharing a room. Based in the..."

"Fairly flexible – you're not required to work late unless it's necessary and working..."

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"People often think of us as a regional firm with local matters but the level of responsibility..."

"I have undertaken pro bono work in one of my seats where we offered legal assistance..."

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"The firm does not quite have the name recognition of some of it's competitors; some..."

"I participated in the firm's vac scheme and really enjoyed it. I also like the high..."

"The firm works hard to keep people, and retention rates are good, with many trainees..."

"As I fill in this survey, we are currently in the middle of "dress down August"!"

"Quality balanced with lifestyle."

"As far as I can see the firm doesn't appear to discriminate based on background."

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