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8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2016)
"Relaxed and committed to training."
  • 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.
  • 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.
8.3 / 10
Formal Training
7.9 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.9 / 10
8.3 / 10
6.9 / 10
8.9 / 10
Pro Bono
7.4 / 10

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"Research the firm. Realise that it has a different ethos to your strictly corporate..."

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"The firm regularly has department-specific training that trainees are encouraged..."

"As trainees, we also organise our own soft skills training and approach different..."

"The location is good and the dress code is smart. The facilities could be slightly..."

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

"My salary is less than at other firms of a similar size, but considering the working..."

"Regular offers of free theatre tickets, some work based socials like dinners, balls,..."

"Through my own personal experience, I applied for a training contract at Irwin Mitchell..."

"Questions consisted of topics such as: why I wanted to work for Irwin Mitchell in..."

"Plenty of recycling bins."

"There is an LGBT group and the firm is involved with various diversity projects."

"I have a high level of client interaction, and run my own management files with supervision...."

"There is a strong focus on pro bono clinics, and other initiatives, at Irwin Mitchell...."

"When working as part of a team you are encouraged to ask questions and to improve..."

"There is a certain amount of uncertainty surrounding second year seats and NQ po..."

"The breadth of personal legal services in a firm of this standing is unprecedented...."

"Retention rates are generally very good and the firm is clearly dedicated to ensuring..."

"Our head of business legal services started life in personal legal services and the..."

"The firm is very ambitious in its work."

"The firm sees grades at A-level as only part of the picture. I was lucky enough to..."

"A better support network if there are issues or problems."

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