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8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 47 ratings in 2018)
"The firm is inclusive, innovative and a market leader."
8.4 / 10
Formal Training
8.1 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.9 / 10
8.8 / 10
6.7 / 10
8.7 / 10
Pro Bono
7.3 / 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 the informal training at the firm is of excellent quality.
  • There is a lot of diversity support for LGBT, minorities and women.


  • There can be limited choice and transparency regarding seat moves.
  • The challenging workload and levels of responsibility can feel overwhelming to some.
  • The salary is seen as being low when compared to similar firms.
  • Some trainees consider the IT systems to be of lower quality than at other firms.

What insiders say about...

"The application process consisted of an application form, followed by a video interview,..."

"We have a strong team ethic across departments. There is clear hierarchy but those..."

"This varies between teams. In my current team, we have dedicated Personal Legal Services..."

"Solicitors and partners in the Southampton office are very approachable and accessible...."

"Personally I find that the offices can be a bit cramped, and trainees are on the..."

"Generally good hours, though this varies based on the team that you are in. In litigation..."

"I am happy with my pay. However, I am aware that it is lower than that of many of..."

"We get taxis home and food paid for if working later than 9:00pm."

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

"Competency-based questions, questions about the firm and why you want to work there..."

"We have recycling initiatives and separate bins for each type of waste."

"We have a dedicated society for minorities and the working environment is open to..."

"I have been submerged in high quality work from the beginning of my training contract..."

"I am involved in a project with Citizen's Advice to give free support to people who..."

"Everyone is very friendly and supportive and there are plenty of opportunities here...."

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

"The business legal services division is heavily investing in growth, and I saw Irwin..."

"They are keen to ensure that training contracts are not given when jobs are not available...."

"As a stand-alone firm IM's business legal services stream would still rank as a top..."

"Friendly and passionate experts."

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

"Ensure that every trainee has at least one seat in a non-personal injury department...."

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