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8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 35 ratings in 2016)
"Big firm work with a small firm culture."
Pros: 
  • The working environment is very positive within the firm thanks to the flat hierarchy and friendly colleagues.
  • There is historically high retention with effort made to find a place for all trainees.
  • The firm’s room-sharing system means that trainees are constantly able get work from and talk to associates and partners.
Cons: 
  • The training on offer could be a little more consistent from department to department.
  • Some felt that the IT and admin systems could benefit from being updated.
  • The qualification process is not as transparent as it could be.
Culture
9.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.3 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.6 / 10
 
Hours
7.5 / 10
 
Salary
8.5 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.3 / 10
 
Pro Bono
8.1 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Of course you should do your homework on the firm, but that is only part of the process..."

"Very friendly. Partners are very approachable and happy to explain things. Trainees..."

"The firm is focused very much on hands-on training where you learn on-the-job. Less..."

"Generally the partners and associates are extremely accessible and feedback tends..."

"Location is fantastic, between St Paul's and Chancery Lane. Lots of parks nearby..."

"Hours fluctuate considerably depending on the workload of the firm. Some associates..."

"I find that the annual pay is about as good as it gets with the working hours we..."

"Tickets for concerts/sports, opportunities to play competitive sport."

"I was given one interview and then did a vacation scheme after which I was offered..."

"I don't remember the specifics but the questions were challenging and designed to..."

"The firm implements standard 'paperless policies' but this is not seen so much among..."

"Diversity initiatives are improving all the time at the firm: there is a new diversity..."

"Partnership: an incredible number of hours and a huge sacrifice (just like all other..."

"This varies from department to department. However as a general rule, the firm is..."

"We run many pro bono schemes, but the focus had generally been on education outreach:..."

"The room sharing system is a plus: giving the firm a great atmosphere, and meaning..."

"The qualification process, in my opinion, is too opaque."

"It had a good reputation in the City and I liked it when I interviewed at the fi..."

"I understand that the firm aspires to keep everyone on, depending on trainee preference..."

"One of our former partners once had a number one hit!"

"Friendly, welcoming and hard-working."

"In terms of social mobility the firm runs lots of outreach and mentoring program..."

"You get stressed at stressful times - which often surround deadlines. As a lawyer..."

"I would have liked the chance to go abroad for a couple of months."

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