The firm culture is very friendly and open. Law firms are traditionally quite hierarchical bodies, however Ashurst does well to avoid this by encouraging team-wide social event
Teamwork and cooperation is encouraged and rewarded
A friendly, approachable and supportive workplace. Most matters involve working in a team, with more senior lawyers and partners delegating work according to team capability and strengths.
At all levels, staff are very approachable, willing to assist with any questions and queries
My colleagues are extremely friendly and down to earth. Although law practices are inherently hierarchical, I have found Ashurst to be a collegiate firm where support staff, lawyers and partners treat each other with equal respect
The culture is one of friendliness yet of high performance. I would say that team structures are generally fairly flat, as a graduate I have a lot of communication with the lawyers in my team
Excellent culture between graduates, with many social events organised by the group. Plenty of sporting opportunities.
During work hours, there is an emphasis on collaborative work practices. I have also had the benefit of mentoring outside any program
While the culture is one of excellent in the standard of work, Ashurst generally has an 'open door' policy which encourages teamwork and asking questions along the way
It is a particularly hierarchical environment, although I believe there is a strong sense of teamwork. The culture depends on the team that you work in - there is no unifying firm culture that I can perceive
The hierarchy of the workplace depends largely on the team that you work in. In some teams lots of graduates work directly with their partners, while in others work is delegated through senior associates and lawyers.
In the office hours, the culture is professional but still friendly. People from partner to fellow graduate have quick chats at the photocopier or in the kitchen. Teamwork is easy to do at my firm
My colleagues are supportive and happy to assist if I am unsure of something. There is a hierarchy at the firm, however, the partners are generally approachable to assist graduates.