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8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 5 ratings in 2016)
"A firm that works on some of the biggest deals in the market, but also has a great working culture and environment."
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 consists of a CV and cover letter to the HR team. This is followed..."

"The firm has a very supportive and cooperative culture during work hours. The small..."

"There are a number of training programmes and practice-specific lunches where updates..."

"Both associates and partners are very approachable and helpful and provide useful..."

"The individual offices are a great size (the biggest I've seen in any law firm)...."

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

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

"Offers for free tickets to things come around from time to time – if it's something..."

"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."

"The firm is conscious of the diversity of its workforce and supportive of everyone..."

"Regular client contact through calls, meetings, and emails. Lots of responsibility..."

"We are very committed to pro bono but the size of the office does limit what we can..."

"Friendly colleagues and the benefits package. Small team of trainees means a lot..."

"Long hours."

"Enthusiasm of partners and recruitment staff at interview. Quality of work and client..."

"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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