Get the inside buzz from graduates at Mills & Reeve LLP

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2017)
"A top tier firm with a friendly approach."
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...

"The intake of trainees seems to be consistently high. Academic ability and attention..."

"People are approachable, cooperation and teamwork are good. Plenty of opportunities..."

"There is a trainee checklist to adhere to. Eye to detail is a skill that I've picked..."

"People are always keen to help and the firm is trying to overhaul its review process..."

"We've only just moved into a new office and it's brilliant. The decision to put the..."

"Work hours all depend on how much work I have to get done that day. There are times..."

"Mills & Reeve pay very well for a Norwich firm - I have had no problems with the..."

"The firm give you an extra day's holiday every year during the Christmas period,..."

"Online application followed by an invitation to an assessment day with group exercises..."

"Questions mainly related to the contents of the application form e.g. how you work..."

"We've just installed dual screens across the office to reduce printing needs."

"The firm is very good and transparent about supporting these values. Lots of women..."

"I am under the impression that trainees are given much more responsibility at Mills..."

"Birmingham FLAG is a well known pro bono scheme run in conjunction with the University..."

"There is a very strong culture at the firm that runs all the way down from the managing..."

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

"I attended a seminar hosted by them while at university. It was a fun introduction..."

"They're getting better each year. I'm very confident that the firm will have a job..."

"It's the only law firm to gain a place on The Sunday Times’ Best 100 Companies to..."

"Relaxed culture, early responsibility."

"The firm offers to pay for the LPC and provides a maintenance grant for all applicants..."

"There are times which are stressful, but that can depend on the workload."

"Less of a structure in the first year. Second years are rightly given priority and..."

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