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Mills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP

Insider reviews

Get the inside view from graduates at Mills & Reeve LLP

8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 18 ratings in 2019)
"Relaxed culture, early responsibility."
9.4 / 10
Formal Training
8.5 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.8 / 10
8.6 / 10
6.6 / 10
8.0 / 10
Pro Bono
5.5 / 10


  • There’s a good amount of responsibility and client contact that increases over time.
  • The firm has a relaxed, collaborative and social culture.
  • Hours are flexible to give an emphasis on maintaining a work/life balance.
  • Trainees are given excellent training and mentoring.


  • The salary is not seen as being particularly competitive.
  • While the firm hosts social events, some trainees feel there could be more.
  • Some would like to see improvements in the IT systems.
  • Trainees could be informed about seat moves earlier.

What insiders say about...

"There's an application form, online tests and an assessment day that consists of..."

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"PSC training is provided by Fresh and is good-quality. It is also a good chance to..."

"My supervisor and any partners in the team are all readily available. I have a designated..."

"The Cambridge office is brand new and right next to the station with an easy walk..."

"Overall, the hours are good. However, I am involved in several trainee organisations..."

"Mills & Reeve pay very well for a Norwich firm - I have had no problems with the..."

"The firm has an excellent pension scheme where I contribute 2.5% and it contributes..."

"Online application followed by an invitation to an assessment day with group exercises..."

"Questions were mainly based on my application form, exploring further my background..."

"There are recycling bins in all the kitchens."

"M&R's workforce is extremely diverse in terms of gender diversity. There is a high..."

"As I have not been well throughout my training contract, I am really impressed with..."

"The Birmingham office is heavily into pro bono work. I have also been involved in..."

"Friendly people. Good work life balance. Real responsibility."

"The hours are still pretty long when considered in the context of what we get paid...."

"The culture, location, high-quality work and six-seat training contract."

"Retention rates are good and the firm generally looks to keep everyone on. The only..."

"The firm is the only law firm to have made the Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to..."

"A top-quality firm full of supportive, helpful, intelligent people."

"We have a school mentoring scheme which promotes social mobility."

"Not too stressful - in general people listen if you are very busy and haven't got..."

"Ensure supervisors receive full training on how best to supervise trainees, so that..."

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