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2019

"The range of practice areas, the work/life balance and its reputation for good training and development of its employees."
First year trainee, London
"The culture that was advertised online, the location of the offices and the broad range of work that the firm undertakes. I wanted to train at a firm that carried out work for private individuals as well as businesses."
Second year trainee,
"A wide range of seats are offered, there are good training contract reviews and the firm has good locations both nationally and internationally."
First year trainee, Basingstoke
"The culture of the firm coupled with the high level of work that the firm is involved in."
First year trainee, London
"I liked the atmosphere and the ethos of the firm. I knew a couple of people who had trained here before I applied and I could identify with the type of lawyers/people that they were. I felt that I would fit in well."
Second year trainee, Oxford
"Its culture and the wide variety of seats across services for businesses and individuals alike. The main draw was the ability to maintain a reasonable work/life balance while still being exposed to excellent training and client-focused work. This really made the firm one I could see a long future in."
First year trainee, Basingstoke/Reading

2017

"I first applied due to the size, location and reputation of the firm. I accepted the training contract over another offer because I enjoyed the vac scheme so much and felt I gelled well with the team."
Basingstoke
"After discovering that the firm covered a lot of the areas I enjoyed, it was the trainee reviews that sold it to me."
London
"Having undertaken the vacation scheme, I knew that the firm was a good fit for me. It was friendly and there was challenging work as well as an emphasis on having a good work/life balance. It also had a great reputation for areas that particularly interested me, including real estate and family."
London
"Its expertise in a range of sectors such as sport and retail/luxury brands as well as the vast range of commercial seats. I liked that there was potential for client secondments, the fact that it was a small trainee intake and that the firm had a strong regional presence."
"The strong reputation it had in medical negligence, which I was particularly interested in."
Guildford
"The breadth of practice areas, the friendliness of HR and my interviewing partner."
Basingstoke
"I attended an open day and got a good vibe from the people. The range of practice areas is excellent as you can get a full mix of private wealth, property and commercial work."
London

2016

"The friendly culture and a true appreciation for our work/life balance."
First year trainee, London
"The wide range of practice areas on offer."
First year trainee, Cambridge
"I had a positive work experience placement."
Second year trainee, Surrey
"The friendly nature and the areas of work that they focused on."
First year trainee, Guildford
"The vast range of practice areas, the work/life balance, completing an enjoyable vacation scheme and talking to previous trainees."
First year trainee, London
"The mix of work, good reputation and the work/life balance that is genuinely encouraged."
First year trainee, London
"The opportunity to do high-quality work outside of London coupled with a fantastic work/life balance that is unique for a firm of this size and standing."
First year trainee, Oxford

2015

"The feel I got from the firm when I attended an information day was one of the reasons I chose to work here. It was somewhere where I felt that I could be myself and get the best out of my skills. The firm also has a great reputation, good clients and a wide breadth of practice areas to choose from."
First year trainee, Basingstoke
"I was interested particularly in clinical negligence, and the strength of this team was key to my selection of this firm. I also wanted to work outside of London, but in a big firm, so a big regional player was always in my mind."
Second year trainee, Guildford
"I found that the level of responsibility offered attracted me, alongside the firm's aspirations for the future. The varied and competitive work offered also stood out to me."
First year trainee, London
"I applied here because of the excellent vacation scheme, during which I did real work, and was made to feel part of the team throughout very much attracted me to the firm."
Second year trainee, Oxford
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