Get the inside buzz from graduates at Irwin Mitchell

7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 19 ratings in 2017)
"Everyone is approachable at this friendly yet professional firm."
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...

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

"The culture depends upon teams. In some teams the hierarchy is apparent, but, in..."

"The training is excellent. I have developed all sorts of skills some of which include..."

"They are generally very accessible. Supervisors are aware of the areas in which you..."

"We are in an excellent new office which has a fairly relaxed dress code unless dealing..."

"This varies depending on the team that you are in. In my current team, I tend to..."

"The firm has a competitive salary for trainees but bonuses are not introduced until..."

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

"I think the recruitment process is very fair. It is hard but if you are good, the..."

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

"There are no desk bins and recycling bins are found everywhere. We no longer use..."

"We run a programme called Irwin Mitchell Equal to ensure that people are represented..."

"The quality of work is very high. I do not feel like a dogsbody and everyone takes..."

"The Citizens' Advice Bureau is one pro bono initiative where the firm provides help...."

"There's teamwork and a great support network for trainees. You really get to be involved..."

"There is remove for improvement in terms of the communication between staff. Doing..."

"I wanted to work in personal injury and Irwin Mitchell are a leading law firm in..."

"While it is sometimes a challenge to be offered a seat in a department in which you..."

"The biscuits in the meeting rooms are worth sitting through a long conference for,..."

"Friendly, approachable, professional."

"We participate in PRIME programme."

"More on-the-job training."

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