Get the inside buzz from graduates at Irwin Mitchell

8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2016)
"Relaxed and committed to training."
Pros: 
  • The firm has a friendly and social environment with little hierarchy.
  • Plenty of feedback is provided by involved mentors.
  • The firm is seen as being very strong when it comes to diversity.
  • Trainees are given a lot of responsibility and high-quality work early on.
Cons: 
  • Some felt that the IT systems were not of a high quality.
  • The low intake can lead to pressure for trainees.
  • The process for deciding which seats trainees will undertake could be more transparent.
  • Some may be disappointed by the lack of secondments.
Culture
8.3 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.9 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.9 / 10
 
Hours
8.3 / 10
 
Salary
6.9 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.9 / 10
 
Pro Bono
7.4 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Being yourself is always important. If you are, and enjoy the firm at an assessment..."

"People are generally very supportive and approachable, including partners. In most..."

"Lots of really great training, both black letter law and soft skills, for example:..."

"In my experience, the mentoring here is excellent, as everyone takes the time to..."

"The office is in a good location in the city centre and near to the court. While..."

"In my experience, the working hours at Irwin Mitchell have been very flexible, and..."

"Pay needs to be increased to attract top trainees, especially to the regional offices...."

"We receive weekly emails with offers on cinema tickets, and a variety of other d..."

"The interview process and assessments were tough. I had to complete a detailed application..."

"Why do you think you would be a good solicitor? What is the biggest test you have..."

"Since the merger with Thomas Eggar, Irwin Mitchell has visibly shown a determination..."

"In terms of diversity, there are many internal focus groups: those working for gender..."

"The work has all been very interesting and busy with a lot of client contact thr..."

"I have worked on smaller pro bono cases for clients and it is always under the supervision..."

"Great team of people and good work/life balance."

"Irwin Mitchell is still perceived as a 'PI' firm by some people which devalues the..."

"The main reason I applied to the firm was actually after an open day at university...."

"Retention rates are pretty good and they try and fit you in to the best department..."

"We are continually expanding, and we have recently opened offices in Southampton..."

"Friendly, ambitious and dedicated."

"We take part in the PRIME scheme so that children from less privileged backgrounds..."

"More say in what seats you undertake."

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