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7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 74 ratings in 2015)
"A vibrant and fast-paced firm that is striving for excellence."
  • The firm’s collegiate environment ensures that trainees receive support from colleagues at all levels
  • Trainees are exposed to high-profile and challenging projects throughout their training contracts
  • The firm's offices are spacious, in convenient locations and have excellent facilities
  • A variety of training sessions are on offer, with frequent workshops in each department
  • The working hours can be unpredictable at times, making it difficult to plan free time
  • Trainees may feel like their high level of responsibility puts them under a fair amount of pressure
  • More transparency with regard to seat choices could allow trainees to make more informed decisions
  • Resources could be spread more appropriately across the firm, to ensure that trainees' workloads are more evenly balanced
8.0 / 10
Formal Training
8.2 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.6 / 10
5.8 / 10
8.4 / 10
8.0 / 10
Pro Bono
9.0 / 10

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