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Irwin Mitchell

Insider reviews

Get the inside view from graduates at Irwin Mitchell

8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2019)
"Friendly and passionate experts."
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...

"Application, video interview, assessment day. There are two interviews at the assessment..."

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"The training is excellent. I have developed all sorts of skills some of which include..."

"It can often be difficult to receive performance feedback outside of formal seat..."

"The office is modern with good facilities. It's located in Leeds city centre about..."

"If there is work to be done, then you should stay and do it. However on the flip..."

"Perhaps the salary could be higher to make it more in line with those we are ranking..."

"There are opportunities to get involved in charity work and diversity groups. You..."

"I attended a telephone interview, assessment centre, and completed a week's vacation..."

"Why here? What areas of law are you interested in? What challenges are currently..."

"The firm is committed to recycling and encouraging paper-free work."

"We have groups for all minorities where non-minority allies are also welcome. I am..."

"The quality of work is fantastic. Each day varies and you really get the best work..."

"I am part of the pro bono committee and help to organise pro bono initiatives within..."

"The variety and responsibility of work given to trainees is, in my experience, beneficial..."

"Seat choices will be dependent on business needs, so your preferences tend to be..."

"I had experience of working here already and knew that some of the best lawyers in..."

"The firm boasts exceptional retention rates. It was recently announced that Irwin..."

"PLS trainees are better than BLS trainees!"

"Inclusive, friendly and progressive."

"We work with the Prince's Trust to encourage applicants from less privileged backgrounds..."

"A more established training programme would be beneficial to ensure trainees receive..."

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