Get the inside buzz from graduates at Mills & Reeve LLP

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 8 ratings in 2017)
"Modern, ambitious and relaxed."
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 application process involves a written application before attending an assessment..."

"The culture at M&R is extremely collegiate. Everyone is friendly, approachable and..."

"The training programme varies from team to team and is informal. I have enjoyed the..."

"The feedback differs from team to team. In the majority of situations the supervision..."

"The dress code is pretty relaxed, which is good. Our office space in Birmingham is..."

"Very flexible in my experience."

"The pay is not really commensurate with the house prices in Cambridge – it may..."

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

"The interview was professional and conversational, rather than a series of rigid..."

"I had not studied law at the stage of my interview so questions were based on the..."

"There are recycling units and no bins are provided in an effort to encourage people..."

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

"I have a lot of day-to-day interaction with clients. I have been entrusted to run..."

"Birmingham FLAG is a well known pro bono scheme run in conjunction with the University..."

"The working environment and colleagues."

"Expectation of long hours in certain teams."

"The locality, its reputation and practice areas."

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

" is run by our family law team."

"Down to earth and welcoming."

"The firm offers to pay for the LPC and provides a maintenance grant for all applicants..."

"Not too stressful - in general people listen if you are very busy and haven't got..."

"More secretaries to ease the administrative workloads."

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