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2016

"The work is varied and interesting. The working hours are very good too, regularly leaving before 6.00 pm! The culture and the staff at M&R are reasons worth staying for, everyone is so friendly and approachable at all levels."
First year trainee, Cambridge
"Good training opportunities, good client contact and variation of work delegated."
Second year trainee, Norwich
"The firm strikes a fantastic balance between working for high-quality clients and yet maintaining an excellent work/life balance. The people are extremely welcoming and friendly."
First year trainee, Cambridge
"Mills & Reeve are an exceptionally friendly firm. Everyone is very approachable and the lines of communication are always open between juniors and seniors. I have always felt very well supported and mentored."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"Open, collegiate working environment. Lack of hierarchy. Colleagues at all levels are friendly and approachable. Small number of trainees means you are exposed to a variety of work and given real responsibility from an early stage (but with appropriate levels of support)."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"Friendly people. Good work life balance. Real responsibility."
Second year trainee, Cambridge
"Everyone wants to help everyone. I feel valued and supervised in equal measures in my role."
First year trainee, Manchester
"Incredible variety in the seats that trainees can do."
Second year trainee, Cambridge

2015

"The firm offers a good work/life balance, interesting work for interesting clients, high levels of responsibility at an early stage and the opportunity to work with genuinely friendly people."
Second year trainee, Cambridge
"The working environment and colleagues."
First year trainee, Cambridge
"Fantastic short and long term supervision. Day to day supervision is excellent and each trainee has a principal to oversee their development across the two years."
First year trainee, Norwich
"Working with extremely friendly and approachable people."
First year trainee, Leeds
"Being able to work alongside exceptional lawyers and do high quality work without London hours."
Second year trainee, Cambridge
"Really friendly, supportive and collaborative, great colleagues, really interesting and varied work."
Second year trainee, Cambridge
"The work/life balance, the support offered to trainees and the 6 seat rotation system."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"The range of practice areas that the firm offers access to is very impressive."
First year trainee, Cambridge
"Great supervision combined with high levels of responsibility and high quality work."
Second year trainee, Norwich

2014

"Friendly people and interesting work."
Second year trainee, Cambridge
"Collaborative culture, non-hierarchical structure, friendly."
First year trainee, Cambridge
"The friendliness and encouragement given in supervision from my colleagues."
First year trainee, Norwich
"A very friendly place to work and lots of good quality work."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"The people - they are all so hardworking, intelligent and kind. The salary, the working hours (good work/life balance)."
Second year trainee, Norwich
"Good team members, great firm culture and wonderful work/life balance."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"The level of responsibility given as a junior, plus the supportive working environment."
Second year trainee, Cambridge
"Level of responsibility, quality of training, comfortable hours."
First year trainee, Norwich
"Exposure to high-profile, high quality work."
First year trainee, Cambridge
"The work/life balance is excellent."
First year trainee, Birmingham

2013

"Everyone is approachable and trainees are exposed to high quality work."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"City calibre work and clients with an emphasis on maintaining a healthy work/life balance."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"The firm has a great atmosphere, with the great majority of staff being very friendly and approachable. We've also just moved into a fantastic new office with views overlooking the entire city."
Second year trainee, Cambridge
"Everyone at the firm is very friendly and approachable - this is so valuable as a trainee. There are so many times when you are unsure of what to do and need to ask questions. Everyone seems to have the time to help you when you really need it."
First year trainee, Norwich
"The working environment and culture is very friendly and is a major plus for trainees settling in. Additionally, some supervisors are great in providing support and assistance."
Second year trainee, Cambridge
"The wide range of practice areas and four month seat rotation."
Second year trainee, Cambridge
"The quality of work you are given as a trainee for interesting clients and projects, combined with a really good work-life balance. The firm also has a great social side and nearly everyone I have worked with has been supportive and keen to ensure a good training experience."
Second year trainee, Cambridge
"The level of responsibility given to a trainee and the hours are generally good."
First year trainee, Cambridge
"High levels of responsibility and client contact at an early stage."
Second year trainee, Cambridge
"Work/life balance, friendly atmosphere."
Second year trainee, Norwich
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