"The firm is innovative, collaborative and interesting."
- Approachable colleagues help to give the firm a sociable and relaxed culture.
- The office and facilities, including coffee shop and restaurant, are very highly regarded.
- Trainees are given a wide variety of tasks and a lot of responsibility from an early stage.
- Salaries are thought to be slightly less competitive than they could be.
- While work/life balance is strong, long hours can be expected.
- Some trainees would like more varied and structured training.
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"Everyone is very friendly and approachable from the PAs to the partners, there really..."
"The firm places a strong emphasis on good, sustainable and high-quality training...."
"Associates and partners are extremely accessible and, in my experience, good at providing..."
"We're about to move to a new building though and this is going to be a first class..."
"It varies from department to department of course, but where I am it is a 9:30am..."
"The pay is not as high as at other firms but the quality of life is so much better..."
"There's free coffee, tea and hot chocolate at our coffee bar."
"The process consists of a video interview, an assessment day (which is pretty tough..."
"Most of the questions were about my CV. However, a few current affairs questions..."
"I am not too sure about the firm's environmental credentials. We are encouraged to..."
"There's good recruitment for minorities. We also take part in events committed to..."
"I have high levels of client interaction as a trainee and there are increasing levels..."
"There are quite a few pro bono opportunities to get involved in."
"The quality of the work and how friendly and helpful everyone is with your learning..."
"I do not like the variation in quality of work between departments."
"The intellectual property practice and the firm's focus on disruptive tech."
"The retention rates are very good. I am under the impression that the firm see me..."
"We have an annual football tournament (you don't have to play to go). The firm pays..."
"An interesting, fun and straightforward place to work."
"The firm does not look at only 'redbrick' or a defined group of universities and..."
"Better assigning of which departments need trainees as some trainees were very busy..."