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7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 19 ratings in 2017)
"Good people and top-quality work."
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."

"The training opportunities vary from department to department. We learn about legal..."

"Fee earners of all levels are extremely approachable and always willing to help...."

"My office is a nice space to work in - open-plan but I have a large desk and there..."

"The firm is very flexible to meet your needs outside of work. I generally work some..."

"The pay is fairly standard for trainees. Trainees are not, however, part of the bonus..."

"Discounted legal services that, because the firm is full-service, cover many different..."

"Initially there was an online application, this involved answering several questions..."

"Standard questions like: what makes you a good candidate for IM? What makes you stand..."

"We have recycling bins and print double-sided, but we use minimal paper throughout..."

"The firm is very flexible in terms of childcare and maternity leave."

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

"We have a very active pro bono committee and partners do their own pro bono work..."

"There is a small trainee intake at the firm which ensures that the trainee experience..."

"I found that some seats were missing structured training, and that there were limited..."

"I had done some work experience with the firm and really liked the friendly and welcoming..."

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

"We have department away days, which are very fun. On the last one we stayed up dancing..."

"Forward-thinking and ambitious."

"The firm are quite clear that they will not reject your application based on academics..."

"Put induction days into place for each trainee when they take up a new seat to give..."

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