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9.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2018)
"Friendly, focused, growing."
9.7 / 10
Formal Training
8.7 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.0 / 10
8.8 / 10
7.3 / 10
8.3 / 10
Pro Bono
7.3 / 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.


  • The salary is not seen as being particularly competitive.
  • While the firm hosts social events, some trainees feel there could be more.
  • Commitments to diversity could be better, though there are ongoing improvements.
  • Trainees could be informed about seat moves earlier.

What insiders say about...

"Know your application inside out. What can you genuinely offer to the firm? Languages..."

"In the office, there is a very positive atmosphere. People make themselves available..."

"The PSC modules are usually very interesting and they contribute to achieving a diverse..."

"Supervision has so far been excellent."

"The Norwich offices are about ten years old and fairly modern. The Cambridge office..."

"Hours have been great and I will work between 8.30 am and 6.00 pm in general. I feel..."

"The pay is good. Trainees are paid the same across all offices. However, given the..."

"We get an extra day's leave at Christmas and for moving house and getting married...."

"The interview was professional and conversational, rather than a series of rigid..."

"Dedication to the local area of the office, commercial awareness questions relating..."

"The firm encourages recycling and asks everyone to work paperless where they can...."

"No apparent discrimination and there's equal opportunities for all."

"Trainees are trusted to take the lead on discrete parts of large matters or the entirety..."

"Some individuals are really committed, which is amazing. The firm has just halved..."

"The staff are friendly and approachable at all levels. Everyone I have met really..."

"It can sometimes feel like there's a lack of social events."

"The firm seemed to have a really friendly culture, a great range of work, a variety..."

"Retention rates can often not be a good indicator as the fewer trainees there are..."

"Mills & Reeve is the only UK law firm which, for the last ten consecutive years,..."

"A very ambitious firm."

"I don't really know how the firm promotes social mobility except for providing lots..."

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

"There could be more regular team meetings (in certain seats) to ensure that trainees..."

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