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7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 29 ratings in 2017)
"Emerging global presence, still distinctive."
8.2 / 10
Formal Training
7.6 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.1 / 10
6.8 / 10
7.3 / 10
8.4 / 10
Pro Bono
7.6 / 10


  • People at the firm are friendly, encouraging and supportive.
  • There are excellent international opportunities including being able to do more than one seat abroad.
  • Trainees are given a high level of responsibility and good quality work early on.
  • Both formal and informal training are treated with high importance.


  • The quality of work and levels of responsibility vary between departments.
  • Hours can be long, though this again depends on the department.
  • While historically good, retention rates appear to have dipped recently.
  • There is not as much notice regarding seat moves as some would like.

What insiders say about...

"You should be yourself throughout the interview. Don't try and recite the Financial..."

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"I have had a particularly unfortunate training contract in that I worked in the teams..."

"Generally remuneration for trainees is at the same level as the other top six or..."

"I was given access to a corporate box at the Emirates Stadium, and I thought that..."

"I applied for a training contract. I was contacted very quickly and asked to an assessment..."

"I was asked ethical questions."

"It has a lot of energy saving initiatives going on with air con/computers, etc. Inevitably..."

"There are plenty of interest groups here to promote minorities and encourage diversity..."

"I have a lot of client interaction day-to-day: I email clients, attend meetings at..."

"Pro bono is mandatory. I have found that, not least, trainees must attend a night..."

"The work is interesting, international. The people are friendly."

"I find that there can be stressful times when there is a lot to do, and I have done..."

"International outlook, its ambition to expand across the world and its culture. I..."

"The firm's retention rate has been high in previous years. Also, if you can't find..."

"The view we have from the ninth floor terrace is most enviable."

"Emerging global presence, still distinctive."

"The firm does lots of work with local schools and charities, with the aim of helping..."

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"More transparency over new qualifier roles and the qualification process."

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