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8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 5 ratings in 2016)
"Collegiate atmosphere and exposure to exciting clients and work."
Pros: 
  • Seen as a market leader for remuneration in both salary and bonuses.
  • Friendly atmosphere where everyone from trainees to partners work and socialise together.
  • Smaller team of trainees means a lot more responsibility available early on.
  • The opportunity to work on market-leading transactions.
Cons: 
  • Formal training may feel lacking in structure but is in development.
  • Hours can be long and unpredictable.
  • At busy times, it may be difficult to get feedback on work.
  • A small intake means a high level of accountability, which may be intimidating to some.
Culture
8.8 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.6 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.4 / 10
 
Hours
7.8 / 10
 
Salary
9.8 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.6 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.2 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"The application process consists of a CV and a cover letter and then an interview...."

"Everyone is very friendly and there is a real team mentality that runs through the..."

"The training sessions have been more ad hoc, rather than having a formal outline..."

"Associates and partners are very approachable. The onus is on the trainees to seek..."

"Trainees share with a partner or other trainees in large, double offices. Associates..."

"Your hours vary depending on how busy the firm is."

"The pay is great!"

"The week-long induction spent in the New York office is great! S&C also hosts regular..."

"The interview process initially involved submitting a cover letter and CV. The interview..."

"I was asked to discuss my CV and how the skills I have picked up on my non-law degree..."

"Paper bins are everywhere for shredding/recycling."

"Slightly under average in terms of female representation."

"The work is very challenging; the firm generally takes on interesting and unique..."

"Lawyers in schools is a project I am currently involved in which involves a group..."

"Being part of a small office allows you to get to know everyone you work with. In..."

"There is not much formal training on the UK-law side of things. That being said,..."

"The small intake coupled with the firm's global reputation."

"Our first NQs will be starting in September so we do not have a retention rate. However,..."

"The founding partner Mr Cromwell drank a pint of champagne a day."

"Diverse, challenging, inclusive, supportive."

"The firm does not have a type when recruiting candidates for the vacation schemes/training..."

"Stress is part of the nature of practice as a junior lawyer - there is almost never..."

"I would like to have more training right at the beginning of the training contract..."

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