Get the inside buzz from graduates at Mills & Reeve LLP

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2017)
"Great people and a collaborative atmosphere."
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...

"Candidates who are keen to learn, personable and are willing to go the extra mile...."

"While there is a hierarchy within the office in terms of there being partners, principal..."

"On starting at the firm, there is lots of training in a short space of time to get..."

"The firm has a very thorough review process - which ensures we receive regular f..."

"The Cambridge office is brand new and right next to the station with an easy walk..."

"There is some flexibility around contractual hours for appointments outside the office...."

"We get the same pay as is on offer at all the other big firms in Birmingham."

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

"An assessment day including a group exercise, aptitude tests and a one-on-one interview..."

"I was asked all about my application and generally about my interests outside of..."

"A drive towards going paperless. Recycling initiatives."

"The firm is committed to diversity, and is very accommodating towards childcare and..."

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

"The firm has a well established pro bono initiative; FLAG (Free Legal Advice Group)..."

"Exposure to high-profile, high quality work."

"The hours are still pretty long when considered in the context of what we get pa..."

"The firm seemed to have a really friendly culture, a great range of work, a variety..."

"They have generally been very good over the last few years. In light of Brexit, I..."

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

"Friendly, down to earth, high quality of service and excellent clients."

"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."

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

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