Get the inside buzz from graduates at Mills & Reeve LLP

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2017)
"London-quality work in Cambridge."
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 interview consisted of a group work exercise as well as an interview with a partner..."

"The firm has a highly collaborative culture. We work together closely and combine..."

"Excellent training programme. Well organised internally from the Learning & Development..."

"The majority of senior solicitors and partners are always willing to take the time..."

"The Cambridge office is great with very good facilities and a good canteen. It would..."

"I am very happy with my work hours. There are always times when you have to stay..."

"Could be a lot better as it does not take into account Cambridge living. Cambridge..."

"We have a trainee budget that we can spend on socials. This year we went to a champagne..."

"The interview process for the vacation scheme was very rigorous and included an assessment..."

"The majority of questions were based on my application form. Other questions related..."

"Recycling facilities are provided, but some teams are better than others at using..."

"I am aware that there is an LGBT group but other than that I don't really know. Seems..."

"Client interaction changes from team to team but generally there is a good amount..."

"FLAG - free legal advice group (in association with the University of Birmingham)...."

"The range of practice areas that the firm offers access to is very impressive."

"Quality of supervision varies from seat to seat."

"I wanted to work in Cambridge and this made M&R an obvious choice. Attracted by the..."

"Retention rates seem to be back on the up. In the past the firm has been very good..."

"We are also known as Mills & Ravers!"

"Friendly, ambitious, reputable and fun."

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

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

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

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