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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)
"Forward-thinking, innovative, passionate."
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.

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"Regular offers of free theatre tickets, some work based socials like dinners, balls,..."

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

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"As cycle-to-work scheme is in place as well as an attempt to cut down on paper."

"In terms of diversity, there are many internal focus groups: those working for gender..."

"I have great client exposure, good quality work, great training, supervisors who..."

"You receive two days per year to volunteer and there are events for the charity of..."

"It's an inclusive office. We get a lot of responsibility and a good variety of seat..."

"Sometimes trainees might feel out of the loop and the quality of training varies..."

"I was convinced to join Irwin Mitchell as a trainee solicitor because I was already..."

"Retention rates are generally very good and the firm is clearly dedicated to ensuring..."

"We have a growing capability in social influencer agreements."

"Forward-thinking and ambitious."

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