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Responsibility:
3.7/5
 
Work Life Balance:
3.4/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.9/5
 
Benefits:
3.4/5
 
Company Culture:
4.2/5
 
Career Progression:
4/5
 
Colleagues:
4.4/5
 
Training:
4.3/5
 
Enjoyment:
4/5
 
Overall Rating:
4/5
 

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Average start time: 09:30

Average end time: 19:00

Average number of working hours: 9.5

Based on 68 reviews


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Application Advice:

Research current news stories that relate to the firm's areas of expertise to support your answers on what areas of law interest you. It will ensure you demonstrate your interest in learning outside of your studies. BCLP is well known for its real estate work and the property sector is constantly changing, so this would be a good place to start.

Interview Advice:

At my interview, I was asked what personal challenges have I faced outside of school and work that have shaped me as a person. I think this is a great question to ask because lawyers need to be resilient. Determination in the face of adversity is a skill acquired through experience, and I would advise anyone interviewing to think about how they can show that they have the ability to bounce back in difficult situations.

Trainee Solicitor, Core Real Estate – Asset Management at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Application Advice:

Focus on relating your experience to the skills the firm is looking for.

Interview Advice:

Build a rapport with the interviewers - ask good questions about them and find something you have in common with them.

Trainee, Secondment to Reprieve (UK Litigation) at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Application Advice:

Spend time researching the firm to ensure you understand the firm's values and culture. When carrying out your research think what am I interested in and make sure this is reflected in your application, that way you can show why you would be a good fit for the firm. If you can attend open days and vacation schemes it is a great way to get to know the firm and probe its employees about what they enjoy about the firm .

Interview Advice:

Most importantly be yourself, the interview is about getting to know you therefore don't be afraid to show your personality, at the end of the day they are hiring someone who they would want to work with. If you are unsure of an answer to a question in an interview don't panic, take a deep breathe, ask for a minute to think about it and then show your reasoning for reaching the answer. Even if your answer is wrong, your reasoning will show the partners you think things through in a logical way. Also the partners will help point you in the right direction, just smile and carry on.

Trainee Solicitor, Real Estate Finance at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Application Advice: Use examples from your work, volunteering or education to demonstrate the skills you have, which are relevant for the job you are applying for.

Trainee Solicitor, Real Estate at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Application Advice: Don't just focus on your academics, show how every little piece of experience has helped you grow and demonstrated the skills you'll need as a lawyer - it doesn't even matter if this experience isn't law-related; we want to see that you have a good understanding of the transferrable skills necessary to succeed.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and try and let your personality shine through - if you've been asked to interview then presumably you have the grades. This stage is about making sure the firm is the right fit for you and vice versa.

Trainee Solicitor, Disputes at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Application Advice: Understand the bigger picture. Know what the firm's key growth areas are.

Interview Advice: Be able to express why you are interested in the firm specifically rather than any other firm.

Trainee solicitor, M&A and Corporate Finance at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Application Advice:

Seat options in Manchester are primarily real estate focussed

Trainee Solicitor, Real Estate at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Application Advice:

Research the firm and their ongoing work and tailor your application around that.
Provide evidence of any skills you say you have (e.g. I've shown leadership because I director a play which 200 people bought tickets for)

Trainee Solicitor, Planning and Zoning at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Application Advice:

Look out for what the firm's core strengths and practice areas are.

Interview Advice:

Be clear why you want a career in commercial law, and why our firm specifically in the middle of a crowded market.

Trainee Solicitor, International Arbitration at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Application Advice:

Research the firm and tailor your interests/experience to what company's ethos and business strategy are.

Interview Advice:

Sounds cliché but be yourself. The more you show your personality and create a rapport with the interviewer, the less daunting the interview will be. I would also say know what your USPs are and motivations for wanting to work at BCLP specifically.

Placement Student, Core Real Estate at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Application Advice:

Make sure you do your research and ensure your answers are specific to BCLP. Focus on the key reasons you want to apply, whether it be the firm's culture, innovation and/or the deals the firm works on. Make it clear why BCLP stands our from the other law firms to you.

Interview Advice:

What is something you are passionate about, that you could have a discussion / debate about? (Question I was asked).

Trainee Solicitor, Commercial Construction at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Application Advice:

Ensure that statements about skills are backed up with evidence.

Trainee Solicitor, Commercial Disputes at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Application Advice:

Take your time and review your application properly.

Interview Advice:

Research the firm, take an interest in the work conducted, be yourself.

Trainee Solicitor, Commercial Construction at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Application Advice:

Highlight your interest in the firm and support it with examples (why do you personally like the firm).

Interview Advice:

Prepare for questions such as:
How do you think BCLP is different from other firms?
Why did you choose BCLP?

Be honest and genuine in your answers. All the partners at BCLP are very approachable and personable, so they would appreciate a genuine approach.

Trainee Solicitor, Tax at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Application Advice:

Answer the question asked in a well-structured format, showcase yourself.

Interview Advice:

Be candid.
Questions asked: walk me through your resume, tell me about a time when...

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Application Advice:

Be honest and put time into the questions on the application form

Interview Advice:

Know your application form inside out and be genuine

Trainee Solicitor, International Arbitration & Construction Disputes at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Interview Advice:

Be prepared for scenario and legal questions

Trainee Solicitor, Commercial Construction at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Application Advice:

Tailor application to the firm and understand the firm's key area of real estate

Interview Advice:

Make sure you have a well thought-out answer to 'Why law?'

Trainee Solicitor, Real Estate at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Application Advice:

Proof read your application numerous times.
Identify unique characteristics of the firm.

Interview Advice:

Know why you want to be a lawyer and what attracts you to the firm in particular.

Trainee, Real Estate Finance at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Application Advice:

When answering the law firm's questions, make sure that you apply current affairs into the answers. For example, you need to ask yourself: Is there something that the law firm will be worried about (for itself and its client); and, is it possible to apply that to any of the questions that have been asked.

This will help to illustrate your commercial awareness, as well as your knowledge of the firm and its clients.

Interview Advice:

Communication is key. I spoke to current trainees of the firm, its future trainees and recently qualified trainees - LinkedIn is very useful. This helped me to prepare for the interview.

It goes without saying that you should know your application like the back of your hand.

Trainee Solicitor, International Arbitration and Construction Disputes at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Application Advice:

Ensure that your application form is tailored to the firm, its work and its culture.

Interview Advice:

Know your CV and application form inside out, think and speak calmly and think commercially.

Trainee Solicitor, Litigation and Corporate Risk at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Interview Advice:

Questions I was asked:
- advice to an entrepreneur setting up a new business
- topic you would speak on at Speaker's Corner

Trainee Solicitor, Energy, Environment and Infrastructure Finance at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Application Advice:

Be specific. Don't copy and paste at all. You need to show how you could be a commercial lawyer at BCLP.

Interview Advice:

See the commercial side of clients' legal problems.

Trainee Solicitor, Trainee at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Application Advice:

Be absolutely certain you want to do real estate law before applying to the Manchester office because that's currently all you can do but it's not well signposted.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, and be open. The partners who interviewed me were laid back and interested in a more informal chat. Don't neglect your market research though, every little helps.

Trainee Solicitor, Core Real Estate at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Application Advice:

Attend networking + presentation events, research specific things about the firm, appear enthusiastic.

Interview Advice:

Be enthusiastic, don't be afraid to take a moment to consider answers, study general commercial knowledge.

Questions included 'why law?', 'why this firm?', 'what would you speak about if given the chance to speak at Speaker's Corner?', 'why a solicitor and not a barrister', 'what issues would you consider when setting up a new company'.

Trainee Solicitor, Planning at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Application Advice:

A trainee in any city silver circle law firm needs to be diligent, resilient and willing to learn. In BCLP particularly, I think that being personable goes a long way. Whilst there is no 'BCLP type', something that we all have in common is the fact that we are confident, friendly and driven in our career aspirations.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. The company is not looking for a corporate robot, they are looking for willing and able individuals.

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate M&A at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Application Advice:

Tailor it specifically to BCLP as much as possible. Try to get as much relevant work experience (and transferable skills) as you can before applying.

Interview Advice:

Research the firm, and the person interviewing you, as much as possible in advance. Try to think of it as more of a two-way conversation than an interview i.e. an opportunity for you to find out about the firm as much as them finding out about you.

Trainee Solicitor, International Arbitration & Construction Disputes at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Application Advice:

Know more about the work the firm does than the 'big-ticket' deals like the Walkie-Talkie.

Interview Advice:

I haven't heard of anyone getting totally grilled, so don't worry about that. Have a good idea of why you want to work here and link it to something unique about this particular firm.

Trainee, Finance at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Application Advice:

Apply early. Don't wait until the end of the application period.
Obtain experience first - especially in the area you are interested in.
If you can, always apply to the Vacation scheme over straight Training contract.
Make each application bespoke to the firm - don't copy and paste applications.
Decide what you want to go into then apply to those firms, that way your choice of applications won't seem random to an interviewer.
Proof-read your applications then proofread again. Then proofread some more. Before printing them out and proofreading again.

Interview Advice:

Be on time, smart, and polite.
Work out your angle - what is your USP. For example, you are applying to a banking firm and you absolutely love banking and have obtained experience working in finance law - make sure you emphasize this.
Rather than trying to read the FT every single day and trying to be prepared to know everything in response to a 'commercial awareness' question - focus on a couple of key areas in the market and know everything to do with it. In an interview, you can return to your key areas such as cyber security, or Brexit.
When you have finished what you are saying stop talking. Don't wait for the interviewer to stop you. Be concise.

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Application Advice:

Know the firm's USPs

Interview Advice:

Be clued up on current commercial or topical issues and trends

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Best:

The people and company culture, good pay and benefits too

Worst:

Work can be challenging, hours can be long

Trainee, Commercial Disputes and International Arbitration at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

Great culture, very dedicated to inclusivity and diversity. Not as hierarchical as other law firms.

Trainee Solicitor, Real Estate Finance at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

The level of responsibility and interaction with clients afforded to trainees.

Trainee Solicitor, Core Real Estate – Asset Management at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

Diversity and inclusivity initiatives
Generally care about people's mental health and wellbeing over profit

Worst:

Infrequent communication from management
Confusion as to the direction of the firm
Trainees/people not felt valued

Trainee, Secondment to Reprieve (UK Litigation) at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

The best things about my job are; the people, the calibre of work and the opportunities to get involved in work in your seat and pro-bono work. Everyone at the firm is approachable, friendly and helpful this facilitates a happy and fun environment to work in. The work is high value, interesting and trainees have a lot of responsibility which means you learn a lot and the work is varied and challenging. Lastly, the firm has pro-bono opportunities which is a great opportunity to give back, meet other people in the firm and expand your skills.

Trainee Solicitor, Real Estate Finance at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best: Great people, interesting and varied work, good international opportunities

Worst: Pay and benefits

Trainee Solicitor, Disputes at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best: Friendly and hard working colleagues

Worst: Office facilities

Trainee solicitor, M&A and Corporate Finance at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best: Complex work. Training and support from colleagues. Friendly culture.

Trainee Solicitor, Commercial Construction at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

People are generally very kind and supportive of your development.
Good clients and interesting work.
Good responsibility for trainees whilst still having a lot of support.
Hours are decent compared to some City firms. Not much weekend work.

Worst:

Trainee work can be quite administrative.
Trainee salary is good but not many other benefits offered.

Trainee Solicitor, Planning and Zoning at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

Generally nice people

Worst:

No as much breadth of practice areas as one might hope for, especially in terms of NQ prospects.

Trainee Solicitor, International Arbitration at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

Clientele, friendly work environment, high responsibility, benefits/perks.

Worst:

Hours - however, this comes with the role of being a solicitor at a city law firm.

Placement Student, Core Real Estate at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

Great work/life balance, very supportive, inclusive and friendly culture, provides excellent training sessions.

Placement Student, Real Estate Finance at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

The people that I work with from various areas of the firm - the culture.

Worst:

Nothing

Trainee Solicitor, Commercial Construction at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

The inclusive, non-hierarchical culture.

The inclusion and diversity initiatives.

Trainee Solicitor, Tax Advice & Controversy at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

Salary
Benefits
Culture in certain teams is excellent
Good work/ life compared to equivalent firms
Location

Worst:

Culture in some teams is toxic
Too real estate invested

Trainee, Employment at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

Good culture, great colleagues

Trainee Solicitor, Commercial Construction at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

Collaborative culture
Good work-life balance

Worst:

Needs to diversify

Trainee Solicitor, International Arbitration & Construction Disputes at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

Nice work environment and friendly people

Trainee Solicitor, Commercial Construction at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

It appreciates the importance of work life balance. It has good diversity and inclusion initiatives which it seems to sincerely believe in. It has international opportunities. It is a friendly firm by and large. The canteen is very good. The graduate recruitment team is helpful.

Worst:

The salary is lower than other big city firms. The retention rates for trainees qualifying is low, which suggests career progression at the firm is limited if entering as a solicitor at this level.

Trainee Solicitor, Structured Debt at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

The people

Worst:

Long hours

Trainee Solicitor, Real Estate at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

Charity initiatives, pro bono work, minority action groups

Worst:

N/A

Trainee Solicitor, Investment Management at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

Responsibility
People

Worst:

Market perception

Trainee, Real Estate Finance at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

Diversity - it is truly a diverse team and, the support for growth by being given complex/fun tasks.

I also love the fact that we have Knowledge development Lawyers and that they are always around to give training where you feel that you may need more growth or even help on a task.

Worst:

I will let you know, once there is one.

Trainee Solicitor, International Arbitration and Construction Disputes at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

- diversity and inclusivity initiatives
- colleagues
- client-base
-prestige
- culture

Worst:

- unrealistic time-frames for some work

Trainee Solicitor, Energy, Environment and Infrastructure Finance at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

Caring employer
Good leadership

Worst:

Systems are outdated
Some supervisors can micro manage

Trainee Solicitor, Trainee at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

The people. Almost everyone is exceptionally friendly and supportive, even during the busiest times.

Worst:

Working with the supporting departments (grad rec, HR, accounts) can often feel like an uphill struggle. This can often have some demotivating knock-on effects.

Trainee Solicitor, Core Real Estate at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

focus on mental health wellbeing
care about employees
international scope
great people/team

Worst:

Salary compared to other firms
HR can't always assist with your chosen career progression

Trainee Solicitor, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

Prestigous
Training means I will be a qualified solicitor
progression post qualification

Worst:

Cultural issues
Lack of feedback on how company is preforming as a whole.

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate Tax (Trainee) at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

Diversity initiatives, market position

Trainee Solicitor, Planning at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

Dedication to inclusivity and fostering a positive and supportive working environment. Lead from the top and committed to at all levels of the firm.

Worst:

The 'hit and miss' lifts (but we are moving buildings!).

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate M&A at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

Weekend working is not encouraged
Friendly colleagues
Large trainee pool so good for support

Worst:

Strict policies (meal allowances and Taxi)
Lack of quality work at a junior level
Long hours in certain departments
Hierarchical
No control over working hours

Trainee Solicitor, Real Estate Disputes at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

Challenging, interesting work.
Great people and team.
Highly impressive and supportive supervisor, who I can ask questions to.
Stella list of clients.
Great extra-curriculum activities such as the football team. We even went on a fully paid for football tour to Amsterdam to play in the Willow Cup, a charity tournament.
Great offices and location.
Great salaries.
Good opportunities to continue your career.

Worst:

Canteen could be better.

Trainee, Real Estate Finance at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Best:

Inclusive culture, nice colleagues

Worst:

Office needs a refurb, sometimes long hours.

Trainee Solicitor, Investment Management at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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Worst:

Office needs a refurb, sometimes long hours.

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Worst:

Office needs a refurb, sometimes long hours.

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Worst:

Office needs a refurb, sometimes long hours.

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Worst:

Office needs a refurb, sometimes long hours.

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Worst:

Office needs a refurb, sometimes long hours.

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Worst:

Office needs a refurb, sometimes long hours.

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Worst:

Office needs a refurb, sometimes long hours.

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Worst:

Office needs a refurb, sometimes long hours.

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Worst:

Office needs a refurb, sometimes long hours.

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Worst:

Office needs a refurb, sometimes long hours.

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Worst:

Office needs a refurb, sometimes long hours.

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Worst:

Office needs a refurb, sometimes long hours.

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Worst:

Office needs a refurb, sometimes long hours.

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Worst:

Office needs a refurb, sometimes long hours.

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