Get the inside buzz from graduates at Mills & Reeve LLP

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2017)
"Modern, ambitious and relaxed."
9.0 / 10
Formal Training
8.8 / 10
Offices & Dress
6.6 / 10
7.5 / 10
7.0 / 10
7.3 / 10
Pro Bono
5.9 / 10


  • There’s a good amount of responsibility and client contact that increases over time.
  • The firm has a relaxed, collaborative and social culture.
  • Hours are flexible to give an emphasis on maintaining a work/life balance.
  • Trainees are given excellent training and mentoring.


  • Some trainees are not retained due to a lack of places.
  • While the salary is good, there is no difference between pay for most offices and the more expensive Cambridge.
  • Some offices are a little tired, though others have just been refurbished.
  • Commitments to diversity could be better, thought there are ongoing improvements.

What insiders say about...

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"The compulsory training sessions for trainees are really useful - learning about..."

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"Very flexible in my experience."

"Good salary and benefits package."

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"You have to complete an online application to start with and then you get invited..."

"I had not studied law at the stage of my interview so questions were based on the..."

"This has definitely improved following the move to the new office, we now have a..."

"The firm has very good ethnic diversity in the Birmingham office."

"Day-to-day responsibilities differ from seat-to-seat, however overall there is a..."

"Fantastic. I've been heavily involved with lots of pro bono."

"The people - they are all so hardworking, intelligent and kind. The salary, the working..."


"I wanted to work for the largest firm in the region, which would provide me with..."

"There is a poor retention rate in the Birmingham office and this has been the case..."

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"Friendly, inclusive, fun, hard-working."

"Working with charities such as INTO University to encourage children from less privileged..."

"Some people just don't appreciate when you say you are at capacity."

"To have more continuity in the levels of responsibility from seat to seat so that..."

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