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8.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2016)
"Professional, forward thinking, full service."
Pros: 
  • Great camaraderie and support network among staff and trainees.
  • Trainees are given high levels of responsibility from day one.
  • Trainees think very highly of the offices and their location.
  • There’s a lot of formal training on offer as well as a mentor and buddy system.
Cons: 
  • The seat allocation process could be more transparent.
  • Salaries could be better when compared to firms at a similar level.
  • Being given a lot of responsibility early on can be intimidating to some.
  • There is not much opportunity for overseas secondments.
Culture
8.9 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.4 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.1 / 10
 
Hours
8.1 / 10
 
Salary
7.3 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.0 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.1 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"You should research the firm as much as possible, and remember the firm's values,..."

"There is no noticeable hierarchy and there is very much an open-door policy. There..."

"Very well-rounded."

"My old supervisor is always more than happy to meet for a coffee to give me advice..."

"The offices are very good, but ties should be worn."

"Flexible – but in law long hours are unavoidable."

"Salary is better than most but less than some."

"We get an excellent pension - 6% contribution from the firm."

"I completed an assessment day to secure a vacation scheme, and then was hired after..."

"I was asked: Why law? Why Taylor Wessing?"

"There are recycling bins and we've reduced the number of rooms that have printers..."

"Good female to male trainee ratio, although this is not reflective of the partners..."

"I am given a reasonably high level of responsibility, and interact with clients on..."

"Two pro-bono clinics are available to trainees, and participation is very much encouraged..."

"High level of responsibility as a trainee. Interesting clients Broad service firm..."

"No opportunity to do international secondment."

"I had read good reviews of both the firm itself and the training contract, and I..."

"The retention rates appear to be high but there are several departments that are..."

"Despite being known as an IP firm, Real Estate have won Legal Week and the Lawyer's..."

"Strong values, recognises value of its trainees and staff, growing."

"Does not dismiss applications from other universities outside of the top 10."

"Provide more social events for trainees and better access to information about benefits..."

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