Get the inside buzz from graduates at Mills & Reeve LLP

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2017)
"Leader outside London"
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...

"Approachable candidates that will fit in with the social culture and that show a..."

"The culture is very friendly, social and collaborative. During working hours all..."

"The training programme varies from team to team and is informal. I have enjoyed the..."

"We work in a pod where we are sat among our supervisors and other solicitors, as..."

"The dress code is pretty relaxed, which is good. Our office space in Birmingham is..."

"This is team dependent. Most are really flexible and happy to let you work from home..."

"In my opinion the salary could be higher. Especially given we are doing London w..."

"CJLD/CYPG membership. There is also an excellent pension scheme. Lots of social ..."

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

"There were no 'black letter law' questions. Most of the questions focused on why..."

"I've not heard very much about this in the office. We are mainly e-filing (though..."

"M&R's workforce is extremely diverse in terms of gender diversity. There is a high..."

"Client interaction varies between seats, but you are expected to be able to interact..."

"The firm have pro-bono matters which trainees are able to assist on. Each office..."

"It's brilliant to work with a full service firm where our key clients are based in..."

"The pay compared to our counterparts in Norwich is poor. Unfortunately, Cambridge..."

"It is the largest law firm in the region with an excellent reputation. The six-seat..."

"The retention rate this year is set to be 100% with more jobs than trainees - so..."

"It has worked for big names in the football world."

"Approachable and diverse."

"Most trainees appear to be from privileged backgrounds unfortunately, but I do not..."

"Not too stressful - in general people listen if you are very busy and haven't got..."

"Increase the trainee salaries to the level of that of our competitors."

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