Get the inside buzz from graduates at Irwin Mitchell

7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 19 ratings in 2017)
"There is a friendly and relaxed ethos at the firm, but a strong business sense remains."
8.0 / 10
Formal Training
7.5 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.9 / 10
7.7 / 10
6.6 / 10
8.7 / 10
Pro Bono
6.9 / 10


  • Trainees are offered challenging and high-quality work from the time they start working.
  • People of all levels are approachable and meet for regular social events.
  • Many feel that both the formal and informal training are of excellent quality.
  • There is a lot of diversity support for LGBT, minorities and people of different religions.


  • There is not much information available about pro bono work.
  • There can be limited choice and transparency regarding seat moves.
  • As the firm is so large, it can feel overwhelming to some.
  • The salary is seen as being low when compared to similar firms.

What insiders say about...

"Definitely research the firm thoroughly when applying, especially the firm's future..."

"There is an inclusive culture and friendly environment at Irwin Mitchell. Teams at..."

"Lots of training available both internal and external, for example: interacting with..."

"Feedback at the firm is regular: I receive feedback on every piece of work I do,..."

"The dress code is pretty relaxed, office is good size and in good location. There..."

"The office generally doesn't encourage you to work lots of overtime but there is..."

"I find that the pay for trainees is good. I have no exposure to the workings of the..."

"Irwin Mitchell has a recognition scheme for employees who have worked particularly..."

"There is a telephone interview, then an assessment centre and then during the vacation..."

"I was asked a variety of questions about myself and why I had chosen a career in..."

"Plenty of recycling bins."

"There is a group focused on diversity and they hold and attend regular events."

"There is lots of client interaction in my work in the firm. I found that the partners..."

"I am part of the pro bono committee and help to organise pro bono initiatives within..."

"Friendly people and the opportunity to learn through doing tasks on live cases."

"Having to pick between private client and corporate from the outset for your training..."

"I worked here as a paralegal, and I saw how much client contact trainees had. In..."

"Retention rates are really good. The firm always try to keep all trainees if they..."

"We're the largest private sector employer in Sheffield."

"The firm is inclusive, innovative and a market leader."

"The firm are quite clear that they will not reject your application based on academics..."

"I would have preferred having an independent person to go to for advice to solve..."

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