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Irwin Mitchell

Insider reviews

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8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2019)
"A friendly, fun and approachable firm."
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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