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Penningtons Manches LLP

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"The PennWell programme is great. It is designed to support physical, emotional and financial well-being and there are different events throughout the year. Some of them will suit you as an individual more than others but access to an independent financial adviser was my favourite. The firm also provided free healthchecks, which was great."
"Perks could be better but we do get very cheap tickets to shows and plays. For example, I saw School of Rock for free recently (brilliant seats too)."
"There are good pension contributions and private healthcare as well as a tastecard and gourmet society card for restaurant discounts."
"Being able to buy an extra three days of holiday."
"The pension quality is very good."


"There are subsidised firm-wide socials such as crazy golf, theatre trips and organised drinks."
Second year trainee, London
"There's a good set of benefits: pension, life insurance, medical insurance, cycle-to-work schemes etc."
First year trainee, Cambridge
"Free tickets to the cinema and sporting events."
Second year trainee, Surrey
"The social committee organises free dinners, cinema trips and drinks for the firm."
First year trainee, Guildford
"Floor support – we have a team that can assist with bundles, photocopying and paperwork, meaning you don't get too bogged down with fiddly paperwork tasks. We can buy an additional three days of holiday per year and take out an interest free loan for a yearly travel card. There's also private health insurance, a good pension scheme and discounts on gym memberships – not to mention the fact that there's always some form of cake or sweet treat available in the kitchen."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has a great sports and social committee that offers discounted theatre tickets etc."
First year trainee, London
"Film and dinner nights out paid for by the social committee. The firm is great at getting people together socially."
First year trainee, Guildford
"Private health insurance and gym membership discounts."
First year trainee, Cambridge


"There are cinema tickets offered on a monthly basis. In theory, if you are in the office past a certain time you can get a taxi home, but I am yet to use this. There is a fairly comprehensive flexible benefits package which is explained to you when you first arrive, and three holiday days can be bought or sold."
Second year trainee, Guildford
"Flexible benefits package allows you to choose what is right for you"
First year trainee, Surrey
"There are a wide range of social activities going on, and all of them are paid for by the firm: from sports, to cinema nights to ghost tours!"
First year trainee, Guildford


"The (unexpected) bonuses based on our LPC results were a great perk."
First year trainee, London
"Social events such as parties and the firm ski trip."
Second year trainee, Oxford
"Perks included free cinema tickets, taxis if we do end up working late (rarely), Easter eggs and breakfasts/bucks fizz for the morning after the Christmas parties."
Second year trainee, Guildford
"The free theatre tickets and the generous expenses policy were some of Penningtons Manches' excellent perks."
Second year trainee, Oxford


"Interesting networking opportunities such as rock climbing!"
First year trainee, Guildford
"There are lots of benefits such as health insurance, dental insurance, travel insurance, eating cards and a good pension."
Second year trainee, Basingstoke
"Social evenings, birthday cakes."
First year trainee, London
"We sponsor the national theatre so occasionally get backstage tours for free or discounted tickets. The firm also match up to 6% salary in the pension."
Newly qualified solicitor, Basingstoke
"The firm have a pretty lavish summer party, but there are smaller events throughout the year. These do not just comprise of boozing. There are theatre tickets, lunchtime city walks, cookery courses and I am a member of the firm's London office five-a-side team. We play against clients once a week and then the firm put a reasonable amount of money behind the bar afterwards, when we go for drinks with the clients we have just played. This is a good way to meet both client and colleagues alike."
Second year trainee, London
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