Slaughter and May
The Virgin Active subsidised gym membership is unbelievably good.Newly qualifiedHelpful?
Pension contribution, BUPA and subsidised gym are the best benefits. There aren't any other valuable benefits to speak of (e.g. I'd rather buy my own food than eat the free dinners).7 yr + PQEHelpful?
Discounted tickets at the Barbican, generous pension contributions.4 yr PQEHelpful?
Frequent emails about free sports tickets available (including for the box at Lords).First year traineeHelpful?
Delicious subsidised restaurant.First year traineeHelpful?
Free entry to private views at the Royal Academy of Arts and discounted tickets to the theatre and other museums and galleries; subsidised gym membership; up to £2,000 interest-free loan on joining.First year traineeHelpful?
I have been able to attend performances at Donmar and the Young Vic through the firm, as well as private art exhibitions. The annual ball at the Grosvenor is also a great event.First year traineeHelpful?
Great pension scheme on turning 25. Great medical cover. Free tickets to exclusive cinema screenings, private viewings of art exhibitions with an art critic, free passes to use for the Royal Academy of Art, theatre discounts, free passes to great seats/boxes at sporting events.Second year traineeHelpful?
Excellent "cultural" perks - free or subsidised tickets available to most galleries and exhibitions, and to many plays, ballets and operas. The pension provision is reasonable, with a good rate of "matched" contributions.1 yr PQEHelpful?
The free tickets to Lord's every now and then are very nice.Second year traineeHelpful?
Free tickets to concerts, cricket and Chelsea flower show. Excellent Bupa cover. Excellent pension.2 yr PQEHelpful?
There are always emails going around with Partners offering tickets to concerts or football matches. The firm also operates a ballot system for theatre and sports tickets that the whole firm can ballot for.First year traineeHelpful?
Lots of dinner and drinks events with various other members of the firm - good range of clubs and activities to get involved with.Second year traineeHelpful?
Interest free loan of £2,000. Legal education paid for, and maintenance grants. Free dinner after 7pm, free taxi home after 9pm.First year traineeHelpful?
The firm always seems to have something Art-related going on in the background. Its recreational activities, like its reputation, tend to be rather highbrow. For example, in less than a year, I have already attended 3 private viewings to galleries or museums. The concierge service comes in handy now and then - and the free meals and taxis home are all very fair. Also, monthly 'cultural' talks take place in the training rooms over lunchtime - I have been able to learn something from and/or be entertained by, some very sought-after speakers.First year traineeHelpful?
Lots of tickets to sports events, etc. Get offered round by the partners and there are plenty of free meals and other things for those willing to help with recruitment events.First year traineeHelpful?
Annual dinner dance. Very generous Christmas parties.Second year traineeHelpful?
Not many perks. Trainees don't get corporate hospitality so much here compared with friends at other firms. There are no moving days or perks like that. There are a fair few Arsenal tickets floating round though! If you go on an overseas secondment, you get quite a good per diem and all your bills paid and a flat provided. You don't get so many relocation days as elsewhere though.Second year traineeHelpful?
Slaughter and May don't really do perks. All we really get is subsidised gym membership and a loan when you start.Second year traineeHelpful?
There are excellent private views at the Royal Academy and art cards, which you can borrow to get into art galleries for free at the weekend. The firm supports the Barbican, which means a great discount for events and in their restaurants and bars.First year traineeHelpful?
Best perks are the free dinners, closing lunches, and drinks events. Also, there is a good concierge service that offers discounts.First year traineeHelpful?
Bargain Virgin Active membership, the ‘elephant parade’ elephant, good food, and White Cross Street market outside the back door.First year traineeHelpful?
Lots of free tickets to things are always knocking around, for example lots of partners hold season tickets for various football clubs and will offer tickets to the department/firm generally if they can't go, or will just give them to their trainee, or will take their trainee from time to time. There are lots of discounted corporate offers for the ballet and opera, etc. Very cheap membership to the Virgin Active gym across the road, taxis home after 9pm and a very good restaurant open until 10pm every night.Second year traineeHelpful?
My favourite is the extremely discounted gym membership at a great gym (Virgin Active).Newly qualified solicitorHelpful?
We have interesting (non-law!) Speakers come into the firm to speak to us, and the arts opportunities are really good. And because we work for some good football teams, tickets to matches are often available.Mid-level solicitorHelpful?
Free Royal Academy tickets, Barbican discounts.Mid-level solicitor, LitigationHelpful?
Nothing I can think of. Oh yes, free dinner if you are working after 7 and taxi home after 9.Mid-level solicitor, PropertyHelpful?
The firm gets a lot of gallery and football tickets, and reduced prices on a lot of shows, the opera, the ballet, etc.Newly qualified solicitor, CorporateHelpful?
I think the pension scheme is quite good – I believe it is slightly better than some other big firms' schemes.Newly qualified solicitorHelpful?
Art Fund cards that get you into loads of UK museums etc for free/cheaply…Newly qualified solicitor, TaxHelpful?
Partners often give away their tickets to events that they cannot attend.TraineeHelpful?
Business trips can be quite good. Business class and good hotels.Senior solicitor, BankingHelpful?
Free dinners. Free concert tickets. Corporate membership to various placesTraineeHelpful?
Dinners (of average quality) and cars home if working late. Free tickets to art or theatre events come up quite regularly too. Use of the box at Lords (without hospitality) is balloted off to staff if it is not being used for a client function.Mid-level solicitor, LitigationHelpful?
There are loads of free events and free passes to museums and exhibitions (including queue jump) and you can also bring guests. You can get a car home if you work past 9 p.M.TraineeHelpful?
There is a firm-wide annual dinner dance at the Grosvenor and department social events. Completion dos and dinners, Business class flight to New York, staying in a five star hotel for a client cocktail party where I was given a Tiffany silver frame. Tickets to see Madonna. Tickets to the Rugby. Tickets to the balletSenior solicitor, Labour [&] EmploymentHelpful?
Heavily subsided gym–secondment abroad opportunitiesTraineeHelpful?
Free wine-tasting occasionally! Plus the annual dinner at the Grosvenor, and the firm's annual cricket day.TraineeHelpful?
Many partners here give away tickets for events when they cannot make it themselves e.g. Tickets to football games.Newly qualified solicitor, Antitrust/CompetitionHelpful?
One of the best subsidised gym packages in the City. Excellent health insurance package.Junior solicitor, BankingHelpful?
Free cinema screenings sometimes (hire out the Barbican cinema). Usually get a closing dinner. We also have concessions to certain events (e.g. Royal Opera House–certain performances etc)TraineeHelpful?
Taxis after 9pm. Dinner after 7pm.Junior solicitor, CorporateHelpful?
A few freebies to sports events.TraineeHelpful?
Firm Art club. Free taxis post 9 and dinner.TraineeHelpful?
Arsenal tickets, and apparently someone I know got into the VIP section at a Britney concert!TraineeHelpful?
Very very few perks. Taxis home and free dinners is as good as it seems to get.Newly qualified solicitorHelpful?
There are always free tickets being offered around the department you are working in. We also get free screenings of new movies at The Barbican (not all new movies, just a few a year), free membership to The Barbican, a great annual party at The Grosvenor and very generous summer and Christmas parties. As a student you also get £500 for a 1st... As a secondee (to an overseas law firm) you get a very generous 'per diem' (daily allowance, paid in local currency).TraineeHelpful?
The number of tickets at Wembley and Arsenal that knock about. The annual football tournament/party in a European city with the best friend firmsNewly qualified solicitor, CorporateHelpful?