Get the inside buzz from graduates at Mills & Reeve LLP

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2017)
"Approachable and diverse."
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 assessment day comprises three main parts: the group exercise, the aptitude tests,..."

"There is not really a culture of presenteeism - people are not expected to hang around..."

"The training started even before I set foot in the office! All first year trainees..."

"Mentoring can vary from team to team and depend on who your supervisor is. My supervisors..."

"It's like being outside all day; Botanic House really brings the outside inside...."

"The firm is flexible about working hours. Those who get-in early usually leave early..."

"I believe that considering the high cost of living in Cambridge (not too dissimilar..."

"A good pension scheme, access to a discount/reward website which provides discounts..."

"As with most law firms competition for training contracts is fierce."

"Usual questions on why law, why this firm and general discussion about my CV. Surprisingly,..."

"The firm e-files where it can and takes measures to help the environment such as..."

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

"I have been offered high-level work from the start and have been able to increase..."

"I have worked on a pro bono real estate matter, and am on the committee organising..."

"Mills & Reeve are an exceptionally friendly firm. Everyone is very approachable and..."

"The tendency of people to view it as a regional firm, even though it is a national..."

"The firm offered the best potential career for me in a city where I was already established...."

"In recent years retention has become more uncertain. I have no doubt though that..."

"The firm is the only law firm to have made the Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to..."

"Approachable and diverse."

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

"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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