"A professional, forward-thinking firm with a supportive environment...."
- Colleagues are friendly, intelligent and happy to help others to develop.
- Trainees are given good levels of responsibility from the outset.
- Offices are open-plan, meaning trainees get the opportunity to sit alongside (and learn from) partners and senior lawyers.
- Trainees have contact with clients on a regular basis.
- Seat options can be limited in some offices.
- Communication around seat changes could be clearer with more notice given.
- There is not a lot of pro bono work organised by the firm.
- The level of feedback and informal training can vary between departments.
What insiders say about...
"The application process consists of an application form followed by an assessment..."
"The junior members of the office are very social and we do a lot together as a group..."
"The formal training in the first year was excellent, with a range of presentation..."
"From my experience, I have found that senior members of staff are always happy to..."
"Just had a refurb which has vastly improved the office space, although if expansion..."
"My department is very good and we work well as a team so can be flexible when needed...."
"Pay was more of an issue in previous years, however, I think it's now fairly competitive..."
"You get free conveyancing on house purchases (for you personally). You also get invited..."
"The Assessment Centre for the training contract was the friendliest I attended. The..."
"I was asked why I had applied to Ashfords as well as some competency questions and..."
"A 'Green Group' has been set up to focus specifically on this area."
"We have an equalities partner focusing on increasing inclusion. We are at the market..."
"I regularly attend client meetings including pre-action protocol meetings and deal..."
"I have not been involved in any pro bono work. The firm has a charity focus and is..."
"Partners are all really approachable and willing to take the time to discuss queries..."
"There is a lack of consistency in the way that trainees are treated across different..."
"The fact that offered a wide variety of practice areas, had an impressive reputation..."
"Like all firms, retention rates are market dependent. Ashfords is experiencing strong..."
"A lot of people love cycling... A lot."
"Ambitious and innovative."
"The firm attends law fairs at a number of universities in various areas of the country..."
"Supervisors spending more time with trainees to show off their practice area."