"Serious but friendly."
- The firm is welcoming and does not feel hierarchical.
- Managers are good at providing feedback and informal training.
- The remuneration is seen as being very good.
- A lot of pro bono work is offered and it counts towards billable hours.
- Some departments require long hours that can be challenging.
- While people do socialise outside of the office, events are rarely organised by the firm.
- There is not a lot of structured formal training.
- Some admin processes can be long and lack transparency.
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"The offices are modern, spacious and in a great location."
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"We're paid a very good salary but I'm unclear about bonuses."
"Free fruit is available in the kitchen."
"I was asked various question and most were about myself, my interests, my experience..."
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"There are lots of committees and events to further diversity."
"I'm generally satisfied. When you start a seat you'll be eased in with pretty simple..."
"Every lawyer must complete at least 20 hours of pro bono a year and most do much..."
"The small trainee intake and small teams means that you are exposed to high-quality..."
"The administrative side of things can take a long time (finding out about qualifications,..."
"The small trainee cohort size and the firm's prestige."
"Our retention rates have usually been relatively high."
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"Friendly, progressive and challenging."
"More certainty and transparency around the seat allocation process."