The Vault Review

Uppers

  • “The standard of lawyers we have here is second to none”
  • “Magic Circle salary and clients, but Silver Circle hours!”
  • Relatively laid-back environment with “fantastic” people

Downers

  • “Sometimes the hours, but that is par for the course”
  • “Inevitable tedious tasks that are occasionally necessary”
  • “Canteen food is terrible”

The Buzz

  • “Red meat litigation”
  • “Feisty”

Survey Says

Vault's Verdict: Trainees praise the "rewarding and challenging work" and the firm's stellar training programme. While some firms have moved from lockstep pay to a performance-based scheme, HS has gone the other direction, recently modifying the structure "from being merit-based to...

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