Get the inside buzz from graduates at Mills & Reeve LLP

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2017)
"Friendly, down to earth, high quality of service and excellent clients."
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...

"I genuinely think they are looking for people they like with personalities that fit..."

"There is clearly a very friendly and united culture within the firm and people are..."

"You are able to do six seats in departments across the firm and are encouraged to..."

"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..."

"Generally 9.00 am – 6.00 pm. Though in my last seat I did 9.00 am – 5.30 pm as..."

"Pay is not bad and I wouldn't really expect to be paid more as a trainee. However,..."

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

"You have to complete an online application to start with and then you get invited..."

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

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

"Women have a strong presence at Mills & Reeve and the firm is very supportive of..."

"Client interaction varies between seats, but you are expected to be able to interact..."

"The firm has a number of pro bono initiatives, which trainees are encouraged to assist..."

"Collaborative culture, non-hierarchical structure, friendly."

"Not great pay, especially in Cambridge (it's almost as expensive as London)."

"The firm was recommended by a family friend as he felt that it was one of the friendliest..."

"The retention rates are excellent."

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

"A welcoming, genuine and great place to work."

"Attend various career events at local schools/universities."

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

"Improve the consistency of trainee workloads."

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