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Irwin Mitchell

Insider reviews

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8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2019)
"Driven, caring and friendly."
8.6 / 10
Formal Training
8.6 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.1 / 10
9.2 / 10
6.7 / 10
8.5 / 10
Pro Bono
7.9 / 10


  • Trainees are offered challenging and high-quality work from the time they start working.
  • People of all levels are approachable and meet for regular social events.
  • Many feel that the informal training at the firm is of excellent quality.
  • There is a lot of diversity support for LGBT, minorities and women.


  • There can be limited choice and transparency regarding seat moves.
  • Some would like more integration between departments.
  • The salary is seen as being low when compared to similar firms.
  • Some trainees consider the IT systems to be of lower quality than at other firms.

What insiders say about...

"You have to fill out an application form and this is followed by a video interview..."

"It's approachable, comfortable and not particularly hierarchical. It's easy to have..."

"I did a two-week induction and professional skills course at the beginning of my..."

"Everyone is very accessible and they all make time for my questions or queries. I..."

"The dress code is 'dress for your day', which allows you to wear smart casual clothes..."

"The firm is flexible. No one is specifically required to work beyond normal office..."

"The trainee salary is in line with the market standards for City trainees and the..."

"There are recruitment incentives for recommending friends and various bonuses for..."

"Through my own personal experience, I applied for a training contract at Irwin Mitchell..."

"Competency-based questions such as: what was your biggest achievement? When have..."

"The firm is very active in trying to reduce its carbon footprint and is very keen..."

"The firm clearly wants to be seen as diverse and inclusive. We are often exhibited..."

"I have had a lot of client interaction, more so in certain seats, although overall..."

"Employees can undertake a number of pro bono activity days on personal or firm-sponsored..."

"It has high-profile and good-quality cases. There's lots of responsibility and opportunity..."

"Pay could be improved to match other firms of similar size."

"I thoroughly enjoyed working here as a paralegal and believe that my personality..."

"The retention rate is fantastic and IM will do what it can to retain its trainees..."

"As a stand-alone firm IM's business legal services stream would still rank as a top..."

"Successful, excellent cases and clients."

"We participate in PRIME programme."

"Give trainees more seat choices."

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