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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 16 ratings in 2018)
"Friendly, inclusive, laid-back."
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.

What insiders say about...

"Be yourself in the interview, and ensure you keep up-to-date with developments that..."

"People are generally great and the hours are generally good. Management is usually..."

"I have found that the supervision is excellent and there are monthly Continuing Professional..."

"Everyone is very accessible and they always try to help (they come back to you if..."

"I think that the firm has great offices, with good locations and facilities. The..."

"The firm is pretty flexible and even allows working from home."

"The initial training contract salary is good in my opinion, but it could be better..."

"It depends on the office but, in Bristol, we have access to the firm's season pass..."

"There was an initial application, psychometric tests, as assessment day for the vacation..."

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

"We have introduced e-filing in most departments now, discouraging paper waste."

"I am unsure of the firm's efforts with regard to diversity."

"Your workload as a trainee is adjusted to your ability and I have been challenged..."

"My team seem very involved in its clients initiatives."

"Our great working environment, high level of responsibility and challenging work...."

"The pay is not as attractive as others."

"The people I met and how friendly and welcoming it seemed. The location was important..."

"Although I think that there could be more clarity over NQ salaries to stop trainees..."

"Despite our new international status, each office is supposed to focus on local work..."

"Friendly, ambitious and innovative."

"There are numerous partnership schemes with schools and colleges in the surrounding..."

"Be more flexible when it comes to trainees doing seats in different offices so they..."

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