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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 16 ratings in 2018)
"The one to watch!"
9.3 / 10
Formal Training
7.6 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.9 / 10
8.5 / 10
6.6 / 10
7.7 / 10
Pro Bono
6.8 / 10


  • Maintaining a decent work/life balance is encouraged by the firm.
  • The levels of responsibility are very good for trainees from the outset.
  • The culture at the firm is very friendly, which leads to a pleasant working environment.
  • There is high-quality work and opportunities to run your own files.


  • Not all trainees get information about their seats as early as they would like.
  • Communication within the firm could be improved.
  • Some feel that the pay could be more competitive.
  • While attention is given to diversity programmes, some trainees feel more could be done.

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"It depends on the department but they're generally very flexible. You obviously need..."

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"In my office we receive free tickets to Beamish Museum. Otherwise, in my opinion,..."

"The assessment day involved a group exercise, an interview, a presentation, role..."

"Here I was asked logical, sensible questions about my upbringing, education and previous..."

"There is an environmental committee that promotes reducing waste etc across the firm...."

"A number of people have the option to work from home or part time."

"I enjoy my role; I get access to high value clients and work which is interesting..."

"I am a part of the CSR committee and have been encouraged to get involved in multiple..."

"We're not expected to work after hours and usually get a lot of responsibility as..."

"Communication with trainees could be better regarding seat rotations and secondments...."

"I went to a law fair and saw that the people who worked there seemed happy and approachable...."

"There is a high retention rate overall but it differs from office to office."

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"More structured feedback."

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