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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, approachable, professional."
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...

"The assessment day consist of a group role-play, a writing and listening exercise..."

"The firm has a large number of employees, which means that there is a strong team..."

"This varies between teams. In my current team, we have dedicated Personal Legal Services..."

"I have found that partners, associates and solicitors are all great mentors. They..."

"The office is open plan and spacious. The dress code is professional, of course,..."

"The firm is quite flexible with hours."

"My salary is less than at other firms of a similar size, but considering the working..."

"There are perks in terms of legal fees (conveyancing costs), deals on cinema tickets..."

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

"I was asked questions about dealing with challenging situations, my biggest achievements..."

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

"IM actively encourages diversity and there are a number of organisations within the..."

"I've been very satisfied with the quality of work from day one. I have been provided..."

"I have not been involved in pro bono. However, we have an Irwin Mitchell Charities..."

"Exceptional training is provided for work in a professional but laid back environment,..."

"Not much transparency about departments and whether there are NQ roles, etc. or likely..."

"I was attracted to Irwin Mitchell because it has a good local presence. It had a..."

"The rates are around 90%. All of my intake have been retained."

"We have great away days where we meet people from our team based in the other offices...."

"Driven, caring and friendly."

"We participate in PRIME programme."

"There should be more departments on offer to trainees, as it would have been great..."

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