Get the inside buzz from graduates at Irwin Mitchell

7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 19 ratings in 2017)
"Innovative, friendly, pioneering market leader."
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...

"Definitely research the firm thoroughly when applying, especially the firm's future..."

"Irwin Mitchell organises a variety of activities outside of work. These are for both..."

"Good range of legal experience offered and opportunities to become involved in business..."

"I have found that partners, associates and solicitors are all great mentors. They..."

"The office is open plan and spacious. The dress code is professional, of course,..."

"The length and flexibility of hours depends upon the department. The hours are good..."

"The trainee salary is in line with the market standards for City trainees and the..."

"Irwin Mitchell employees are given a good pension."

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

"The interview was predominantly based on practical questions about my skills."

"There are no desk bins in the office and all of the bins are labelled with the various..."

"This is a strong point for Irwin Mitchell. The office is diverse in comparison to..."

"This really varies from team to team. The good thing about Irwin Mitchell is that..."

"The pro bono committee in Birmingham is in its early stages, however I understand..."

"The colleagues I had while working in an ambitious environment were a great benefit..."

"Not much transparency about departments and whether there are NQ roles, etc. or likely..."

"I chose Irwin Mitchell because I was drawn to the prospect of being part of an emerging..."

"With the merger with Thomas Eggar, it has certainly increased competition around..."

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

"Friendly, ambitious and dedicated."

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

"I'd like to have more time in the final seat before having to give preferences on..."

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