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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 16 ratings in 2018)
"A great place to work."
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...

"For the interview you should find out as much about the firm as you can, and be genuine..."

"Everyone at the firm is highly approachable. There is a variety of social activities..."

"The training seems good. The professional skills courses organised by the firm are..."

"Very accessible and approachable."

"It's dress down every Friday. The office locations and facilities are all very impressive...."

"The hours vary, but are very good on average. The work is demanding but no one forces..."

"The firm's salary is very competitive and the highest for a law firm in Newcastle...."

"The firm is very supportive with regard to corporate social responsibility opportunities,..."

"The Assessment Day was from 9:00am to 5:00pm and consisted of a group discussion,..."

"I was asked questions on everything from why I chose to do a joint honours degree,..."

"There are posters asking you to think before you print but efforts could be greater...."

"The firm has upped its game on this recently following the BDiversity campaign and..."

"I'm on a secondment and it's great. The first few months were slow but I still got..."

"This is not something I have been able to get involved with in the Leeds office,..."

"I got lots of responsibility on high-value matters from an early stage. Everyone..."

"Personally I think that the firm lacks interaction between offices; especially among..."

"I worked at BD as a paralegal and in the post room prior to getting my training contract...."

"The retention was very high during my time, as all trainees had offers, and of the..."

"Our managing partner plays in a band!"

"The firm is optimistic, ambitious and confident."

"Bond Dickinson offers several work placements."

"A stronger alignment between the north and south offices could prevent a divide forming...."

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