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Insider reviews

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8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 12 ratings in 2019)
"Friendly, approachable and supportive."
Culture
9.2 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.1 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.5 / 10
 
Hours
8.0 / 10
 
Salary
5.6 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.3 / 10
 
Pro Bono
6.6 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • Maintaining a decent work/life balance is encouraged by the firm.
  • The levels of responsibility are very good for trainees from the outset.
  • The culture at the firm is very friendly, which leads to a pleasant working environment.
  • There is high-quality work and opportunities to run your own files.

Cons

  • Not all trainees get information about their seats as early as they would like.
  • Communication within the firm could be improved.
  • Some feel that the pay could be more competitive.
  • While attention is given to diversity programmes, some trainees feel more could be done.

What insiders say about...

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"Since Bond Dickinson's merger, the pay for trainees has increased quite significantly...."

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"The firm encourages staff to sort their waste into various bins so as to encourage..."

"We recently celebrated diversity and inclusion week, which sought to engage and inform..."

"I have only just started the training contract so I have yet to get to day-to-day..."

"The corporate social responsibility committee tries to engage the wider firm in this..."

"The culture of the firm is excellent and everyone, from secretary to partner, is..."

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"A personal, innovative and value driven firm."

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"Ensuring that partners have enough time to be supervisors before giving them the..."

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