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9.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2018)
"Strong reputation for expert advice."
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...

"The majority of trainees are taken from the internal vac scheme. Half-day assessment..."

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

"The firm has a very good training programme. Before you begin work in the office,..."

"Always made time for me and in my last two seats, I have had supervision from the..."

"The firm is in the process of completely renovating the Norwich office, which should..."

"Hours tend to be 9.00 am to 6.00 pm but everyone mucks in and helps when the team..."

"Pay is not as high as in London, but I have no complaints."

"Pension, free day at Christmas, ability to buy and sell holiday, two days moving..."

"I was offered a training contract after completing the vacation scheme with Mills..."

"I remember being grilled by the partner as I had used the same example a couple of..."

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

"I have never noticed any particular issues and the firm is taking an increasingly..."

"I am trusted to communicate with clients via telephone and email, etc, largely unsupervised...."

"The firm has a charity challenge every year. Each office chooses its own local charity..."

"The level of responsibility given to a trainee and the hours are generally good."

"Not knowing the order of when you can do seats in other cities and thereby receiving..."

"The existing client base and the firm's ambition to grow in the regions rather than..."

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

"We are the only law firm to have been ranked in the Sunday Times best 100 companies..."

"A forward-looking, dynamic organisation."

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

"Some people just don't appreciate when you say you are at capacity."

"Transparency in the jobs application process."

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