Get the inside buzz from graduates at Irwin Mitchell

7.9 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 19 ratings in 2017)
"Trying to be compassionate in a commercial setting."
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...

"Understand the current growth strategies and how you feel you could add or contribute..."

"The culture is OK but there should be more social events to bring the teams toge..."

"I have improved on all aspects of my legal knowledge throughout the training process,..."

"All staff at Irwin Mitchell are approachable, regardless of their level, and individually..."

"The dress code is pretty relaxed, office is good size and in good location. There..."

"The degree of flexibility with working hours at Irwin Mitchell does depend on your..."

"My salary is less than at other firms of a similar size, but considering the working..."

"There are the usual discounted tickets and gym memberships etc. The firm has also..."

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

"How will you ensure that you strike a healthy work/life balance? Tell me about a..."

"I think they make a lot of effort regarding this, although I am not aware of exactly..."

"There are equality groups for all minority groups and nobody is treated differently..."

"You are generally given a large amount of client contact, but this can vary depending..."

"I have worked on smaller pro bono cases for clients and it is always under the supervision..."

"Pluses of working here include participating in a friendly and inclusive working..."

"The IT systems."

"For me, Irwin Mitchell is an innovative and forward-thinking firm, with an expanding..."

"I am confident that partners think highly of the trainees here and that they would..."

"PLS trainees are better than BLS trainees!"

"Innovative, friendly, pioneering market leader."

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

"More transparency and flexibility on seat choices. The needs of the business take..."

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