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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)
"Pioneering, positive and forward-thinking."
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...

"My main tip is to be yourself. If you over-think the day too much you may act differently..."

"Everyone is working to achieve the best outcomes for clients. The team structures..."

"The firm boasts a large database of interactive and static training databases. Regular..."

"The partners have an open-door policy so you can ask questions (within reason) daily...."

"The location is good and the dress code is smart. The facilities could be slightly..."

"We have a very good work/life balance."

"While the salary could be increased to be more competitive in the variety of fields..."

"We get free healthcare and discounted gym membership at local gyms."

"The interview process and assessments were tough. I had to complete a detailed application..."

"The interview consisted of general questions about my experiences and personality...."

"The printers have a 'follow me' function which cuts down on paper waste. There are..."

"Many groups in the firm advocate support for minority groups. There's a real drive..."

"I have been submerged in high quality work from the beginning of my training contract..."

"There are a vast number of pro bono initiatives going on within the firm and the..."

"The firm is friendly and down to earth. I get exposure to big, groundbreaking cases..."

"Sometimes you can feel like a small cog in a large machine."

"My experience during the vacation scheme."

"The retention rate is very high for a law firm of this size."

"Our head of business legal services started life in personal legal services and the..."

"The firm lead in a multitude of fields, are friendly and approachable."

"We participate in PRIME programme."

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

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