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7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 74 ratings in 2015)
"A busy, international and sociable firm."
Pros: 
  • 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
Cons: 
  • 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
Culture
8.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.2 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.6 / 10
 
Hours
5.8 / 10
 
Salary
8.4 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.0 / 10
 
Pro Bono
9.0 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"The best preparation is to be relaxed as possible. While questions will come up on..."

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"The training programme in general is fantastic. We rotate across four departments..."

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"The firm does lots of pro bono legal work, especially in the area of refugee law...."

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"The hours mean that it can be hard for me to achieve a good work/life balance."

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"The retention rates are very positive at A&L Goodbody. The firm train you because..."

"A&L stands for Alfred and Lewis, the two brothers who founded the firm."

"The firm is friendly, supportive and ambitious."

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