Survey Results - Trainee feedback on DMH Stallard LLP
The Lex 100 verdict on DMH Stallard LLP
DMH Stallard is ‘very well known and reputable in the South East’ and ‘covers areas of law that a typical high-street firm would, whilst also dealing with large corporate and commercial clients’. Trainees feel that they receive ‘more client contact and responsibility’ than peers at larger firms, with ‘many more opportunities to work directly with partners’. There is ‘plenty of technical work’ on offer, which is ‘varied and interesting’ and of ‘amazing’ quality. Examples include ‘being given the opportunity to take client meetings on my own’, ‘attending a pre-trial inquest in a very high-profile matter’ and ‘speaking in court’. A good work/life balance keeps recruits happy too. DMH Stallard is ‘good at communicating with staff and welcomes ideas and comments’. What’s more, ‘we have been treated exceptionally well during the pandemic and the firm has made a concerted effort to show employees that they are valued and appreciated’. The pay, which ‘could be more competitive’, is considered to be one of the worst things. Other gripes are that the social life ‘could be better’ and that ‘seat changes seem disorganised and are often announced at the last minute’. ‘Doing a double seat in the same department because of Covid’ and ‘commuting to Guildford – it was too far and eventually affected my work’ were also low points. For a firm which has regional and London offices, a ‘friendly approach’ and boasts ‘great people to work with’, take a closer look at DMH Stallard.