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Offices & Dress

8.5 / 10

(based on 6 ratings in 2018)


"We have great facilities and a great location. There's a business casual dress code but no casual Fridays."
"Our offices are very nice. Associates all have their own offices and trainees often share with one other trainee. They are comfortable and it is very easy to have adjustments made if necessary (standing desks for example). However, the IT systems can be quite slow."
"The facilities and location are quite good and you are guaranteed your own office after six months once you hit associate level. Before that, you just share with another person. The dress code can be as informal as work trousers and a shirt but not much more than that."
"We wear suits but don't need ties except for in client meetings. We have a good central location and the space is nice with an old-fashioned look of heavy wood and dark marble. There's a gym in the basement, an attractive law library, a roof terrace and a canteen."


"Most people get an ample amount of office space. The location is smack dab in the centre of London so it's very well connected. The facilities are excellent and I've always felt very well provided for. The dress code is always smart casual."
First year trainee, London
"The dress code is smart casual business attire. We don't have casual Fridays so you won't see any denim in the office but, at the same time, we are not all in sharp suits and ties (although most people do keep these at their desk for client meetings). As trainees, we share an office with another trainee or a supervisor, which is a great forum either for bouncing ideas off each other or learning from observing a partner or senior associate at work. We have a subsidised canteen, a library and full support staff on hand."
Second year trainee, London (currently seconded to Hong Kong)
"We don't have casual Fridays but the firm has a fairly relaxed dress code. As long as you look smart and presentable, it is fine."
First year trainee, London


"The individual offices are a great size (the biggest I've seen in any law firm). Dress code is business casual and relatively relaxed."
Second year trainee, London
"The offices are great, very spacious (associates generally have their own offices). Dress code is business casual."
Second year trainee, London
"We're quite central at Chancery Lane. The office space is ample and very comfortable. Trainees share an office either with a partner (which generally means you have a small-ish desk in a room bigger than my living room at home) or with another trainee, which tends to mean you are in a smaller office (still spacious) with quite a lot of desk and shelf space. I've found the mix to be good as it gives you a chance to experience both."
First year trainee, London
"Trainees share with a partner or other trainees in large, double offices. Associates have individual offices, but the open-door policy means that it's easy to go and ask any questions of anyone in the firm. We have great support staff and the location is ideal, easy to get to from lots of areas of London. The dress code is business casual, it's comfortable but still smart."
First year trainee, London
"The firm's London office is based near Chancery Lane tube station in the heart of the City. Each associate gets their own office and all offices have windows which face the outside. The facilities are excellent with a gym and subsidised canteen on site. The dress code is smart, although no ties are required to be worn unless clients are present."
Second year trainee, Melbourne


"Our office is in a great location (just outside of the City so you avoid the lunch crush). Lawyers generally do not have to share offices. The dress code is business casual."
Second year trainee,
"We are in a great location, fantastic facilities in the office. Business casual dress code - unless you're meeting clients, in which case it's formal business attire."
First year trainee,
"We have a lovely office a two minute walk from Chancery Lane Tube. It has a gym in the basement and a canteen on site which serves delicious and cheap food. The dress code is work attire, and no tie is required unless you are meeting clients."
First year trainee,


"Modern offices with a different theme for art work on each floor. Dress sense is formal but not stuffy."
First year trainee, London
"The dress code is business casual which is fairly standard."
First year trainee, London
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