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8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 5 ratings in 2016)
"Open, collegiate, high-calibre partners, unique cross-border exposure."
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 is really simple – just a CV and cover letter (none of..."

"Long working hours with an expectation to cancel plans if needs be. No rigid hierarchy..."

"As the training programme is quite new, it's quite easy to ask for training sessions..."

"The associates and partners are very accessible, they oversee our work and ensure..."

"We have a lovely office a two minute walk from Chancery Lane Tube. It has a gym in..."

"There is no 'face-time' culture; strong expectation that when you aren't busy, you..."

"The salary we are paid is at the top of the industry. I have absolutely no compl..."

"Taxis if you work late, subsidised dining room and the twice-weekly cake trolley..."

"Traditional CV and cover letter application. Two interviews with two partners, one..."

"I was asked fairly standard questions that led to a more chatty two-way conversation..."

"There are countless signs posted all around the office about how we can reduce waste..."

"The firm seems very committed to diversity with a strong female, ethnic minority..."

"Trainees are given a great deal of responsibility at S&C and get involved in a large..."

"The firm is a regular supporter of Lawyers in Schools and other projects involving..."

"The level of responsibility you are given and the opportunity to take on as much..."

"The hours can be long at times, but this does not seem to be worse than any of the..."

"I was reluctant to apply at first. Because of the great reputation of the firm and..."

"The class of 2013 trainees are the first class and therefore we have no precedents..."

"The art on each floor is themed."

"Extremely friendly and filled with intelligent people to learn from."

"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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