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Prettys is ‘well established but still fairly small and local’. The firm has a ‘good reputation in East Anglia’, is ‘bigger than a high-street firm’ and suits the current trainees who don’t necessarily want to work in London. Recruits are ‘provided with the necessary support from the outset in order to help them achieve maximum potential’ and, in some departments, are given their own files to run. This was the case for one trainee who managed a ‘significant amount of files’ during their commercial property seat. Conversely, sometimes ‘you can be really quiet or not have too much good quality work because senior solicitors are too busy to delegate’. ‘The atmosphere in the firm is so friendly’; trainees commend their ‘approachable and welcoming’ colleagues and their ‘Monday morning catch ups with HR’. You can be sure to ‘work on interesting and complex matters and learn a great deal’ at the firm, especially with the support of ‘knowledgeable fee earners, many of whom are specialists in their field of work’. Moreover, Prettys has secured a Lex 100 Winner medal for its commendable work/life balance. Although there were reports of some ‘old-fashioned views’ and frustration that ‘trainee opinions are not considered in relation to certain things’, generally ‘you are made to feel part of the Prettys team immediately’. Recruits raved about the firm’s social life, in particular a firm-wide quiz where ‘everyone seemed to want to be there to have a good time, rather than to simply show their face’. If you want to be part of a firm which ‘wants its trainees to grow with it’, apply to Prettys.