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2019

"There's a broad range of practice areas and a good work/life balance."
First year trainee, Cambridge
"We have a good work/life balance while still being paid a fair salary. There's a non-hierarchical subculture, a variety of seat options (especially in London), a very friendly atmosphere, high levels of trainee responsibility, lots of social activities (especially among trainees) and a committed corporate social responsibility team with plenty of opportunities to give back to the community."
First year trainee, London
"Everybody is extremely approachable and friendly, there's a good work/life balance and you're given a good amount of responsibility as a trainee."
First year trainee, Basingstoke
"As a trainee you get a great deal of responsibility. However, the friendly and supportive culture of the firm means that you can always ask for help and aren't thrown into the deep end."
First year trainee, London
"I like the friendly nature of the firm. I can safely say that I really like everyone that I have worked with. I also like the firm's supportive approach to learning and development."
Second year trainee, Oxford
"Due to the relatively low number of trainees, you get great exposure to client-related matters from day one. Everyone throughout the firm is very friendly so asking for help doesn't feel daunting. This, coupled with the constructive feedback you get on each task, makes for a great learning environment."
First year trainee, Basingstoke/Reading

2017

"I had a great experience in my first seat with friendly colleagues, interesting work and lots of support."
Basingstoke
"The people. Everyone is supportive, understanding and wants you to experience as broad a range of matters as possible. There is a real team feel, particularly between other trainees and junior associates. Most of the partners don't give too much weight to hierarchy so, while the work is challenging, the office has an open and relaxed feel."
London
"The great culture mixed with good-quality work."
London
"The sports and social events, the wide range of seats available and the fact that it's a small trainee intake."
"Everyone is very friendly, helpful and approachable."
Guildford
"We get a high level of exposure to clients and matters as well as high-level work straight away."
Basingstoke
"Most of my colleagues are very approachable and spend time teaching me. There is a good variety of work and the work is interesting. No two days are the same, which I really enjoy."
Basingstoke
"The culture, work/life balance and level of responsibility."
London

2016

"There's a friendly environment and lots of support from others in the office."
First year trainee, Oxford
"The team is very friendly and keen to get you involved with the work they're undertaking."
First year trainee, London
"There's a genuinely friendly culture with a great work/life balance."
Second year trainee, London
"The culture and the people. It's very friendly but professional with lots of support."
Second year trainee, Guildford
"The quality of the work and the level of responsibility given to you right from the start. You really are given matters and told to run with them."
First year trainee, London
"There's a great level of responsibility given and lots of client contact. The people are lovely and in supportive teams that really see the value in their trainees."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has a very good work/life balance and you are exposed to a high level of responsibility from the start."
First year trainee, London
"The variety of work and the ability to get involved in high-quality and high-value deals outside of London while still being able to leave the office before midnight every day."
First year trainee, Oxford

2015

"There is a supportive atmosphere within the firm and I found that I had genuine exposure to real work from day one."
Second year trainee, London
"Within the firm I have friendly colleagues, good quality work, a high level of responsibility and a great work/life balance."
First year trainee, Basingstoke
"I found the one-to-one training from associates and partners who are outstanding in their practice areas useful."
First year trainee, Oxford
"The firm is made of supportive and friendly people. I was given a lot of responsibility and had suitable working hours."
Second year trainee, London
"I found that I was given responsibility early on and that there was a collaborative culture within the firm."
Second year trainee, London
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