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"I do not know any other junior lawyers with such a good balance of interesting work and civilised hours."
First year trainee, Southampton
"Before the combination, Womble Carlyle's mascot was a bulldog called Winston."
First year trainee, Bristol
"Trainees who competed in The Prince's Trust Million Makers Challenge raised over £21,000 and won the New Kid on the Block award! Also, we can eat a serious amount of cake in a very short period of time: blink and you'll miss it."
Second year trainee,
"There are numerous Womble teddies around that were sent in by clients following the combination."
Second year trainee, London


"We are the two time defending champions of the annual Legal Cup sailing regatta, which involves teams from national, silver circle and magic circle law firms racing one another on yachts in the Solent."
First year trainee, Southampton
"We have a vegetable garden on the roof that is used for the deli!"
Second year trainee, Bristol
"The partners in the Newcastle office have historically put on a Christmas panto every year."
Second year trainee, Newcastle
"One of the senior partners (recently retired) comes in and sells meat from his farm."
First year trainee, Newcastle
"Despite our new international status, each office is supposed to focus on local work first and foremost as we want to have an impact on the local community."
First year trainee, Bristol


"One of the partners in Newcastle, soon to retire, owns the oldest cow in the country."
First year trainee, Leeds
"All of our offices are on rivers."
Second year trainee, Newcastle
"We get through a lot of cake and sweets!"
First year trainee, Bristol
"We have an American partner firm called Womble Carlyle."
First year trainee, Newcastle


"Our managing partner plays in a band!"
Second year trainee, Newcastle
"Most of our offices are near to a river, so they have some lovely views."
First year trainee, Leeds
"We are currently sponsoring a Shaun the Sheep dressed as a pirate on the Bristol Trail."
First year trainee, Plymouth


"Since merging we have nine offices in eight cities."
First year trainee, Newcastle
"We can put some serious cake away in a short period of time!"
Second year trainee, Leeds
"Bond Dickinson (possibly) has the best mixed netball team in the country."
Second year trainee, Newcastle
"The merger has created a £100m firm."
First year trainee, Newcastle
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