Get the inside buzz from graduates at Irwin Mitchell

7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 19 ratings in 2017)
"Friendly, ambitious and dedicated."
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...

"Ensure that you are familiar with the values and objectives of the firm. Obtain information..."

"It's good for a law firm and quite cooperative."

"Training is provided on a team-by-team basis. So far, training has been fairly frequent..."

"While some solicitors and partners make good mentors, others do not, but overall..."

"Although I think that the office is dated, and in need of some redecoration, the..."

"They vary, although it is not unusual to be doing 45 – 50 hours a week in some..."

"The trainee salary is not competitive compared to other firms but, if you enjoy the..."

"Rewards for good work including vouchers etc."

"I attended a telephone interview, assessment centre, and completed a week's vacation..."

"I have seen that the questions are usually based around your own application, hobbies..."

"The firm does promote environmentally friendly practices. For instance, our internal..."

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

"I have had a lot of client interaction. I interview clients for witness statements,..."

"I have not worked on any pro bono projects, but I am aware that the firm does engage..."

"IM is a forward looking firm; always looking to progress and improve."

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

"I was drawn to Irwin Mitchell because of its provision of personal legal services..."

"The trainee retention rates are generally very good, and the format of the training..."

"This firm is over 100 years old - one of the oldest large firms in the country"

"Innovative, professional and forward-thinking."

"We work with the Prince's Trust to encourage applicants from less privileged backgrounds..."

"Greater transparency in seat options."

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