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8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 5 ratings in 2016)
"Market-leading while maintaining a strong atmosphere of teamwork and camaraderie."
  • 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.
  • 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.
8.8 / 10
Formal Training
7.6 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.4 / 10
7.8 / 10
9.8 / 10
8.6 / 10
Pro Bono
8.2 / 10

What insiders say about...

"The application process is really easy and straight-forward, consisting of a CV and..."

"The firm is a really friendly place which is too small to care much for hierarchy...."

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

"Partners are very accessible, and trainees typically speak to and work with their..."

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

"In comparison with other firms, it is much better. There is truly no 'face-time'...."

"We are very highly remunerated!"

"There is a cake trolley twice a week, regular drinks on roof, 4th of July party with..."

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

"The interviews tend to be quite informal at S&C and often feel more like a conversation..."

"S&C has made a conscious effort to reduce its carbon footprint. Lights automatically..."

"I have found S&C to be a very diverse place to work. We face the same challenges..."

"The work that I have been given has been both interesting and challenging. In just..."

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

"Quality of work. Direct contact with, and guidance from, very senior lawyers."

"Long hours."

"The quality of the partners, and the fact that most of the partnership took the time..."

"We are the second year of trainees so there are no retention rates as of yet, but..."

"We have the best M&M cookies in the City."

"Open, collegiate, high-calibre partners, unique cross-border exposure."

"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..."

"Better IT systems."

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