Young graduates

A National Firm With Regional Success

Irwin Mitchell was founded in Sheffield in 1912. Today, we're the 11th largest law firm in the UK, with offices across the country, from Southampton to Glasgow.

We offer the same high level of service to private clients and businesses in each of our locations and we are proud to attract high profile cases and clients around the country. Our focus on firm-wide collaboration means that every team in every office benefits from the full resources of our national organisation.

A training contract or work placement at Irwin Mitchell means that you will benefit from working in one of the country’s top law firms wherever you are based.


We Work Nationally

Having offices around the country gives us access to a wide range of clients and cases that London firms sometimes miss out on. You can develop the regional expertise admired by our business clients or provide the friendly, hands-on service that makes us so popular with private clients.

Our Locations

  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Cambridge
  • *Cardiff
  • Chichester
  • Gatwick
  • *Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • *Liverpool
  • London
  • Manchester
  • *Middlesbrough
  • *Newbury
  • Newcastle
  • *Reading
  • Sheffield
  • Southampton

*Training Contracts are not available at these offices

You can choose to start your training contact in 11 of our 17 UK offices. For further information, see our digital brochure.

Our Values

Our core values guide us in everything we do across the UK. They are a big part of our firm’s success and we are always pleased to see our trainees live these values. We always seek to be:

  • Pioneering with an imaginative outlook
  • Approachable and caring
  • Tenacious in the pursuit of our objectives
  • Efficient in the provision of our services
  • And work with a foundation of Integrity

My Training Contract in Gatwick

“Being a trainee at Irwin Mitchell, you'll have the opportunity to get involved in a wide variety of matters both for your office and the national team as a whole. The level of training is high and the work you do will be valued by your team.

"I've been highly impressed with the level of support and supervision I've received throughout my training contract despite starting in the middle of a global pandemic. I truly get the sense that everyone is committed to helping trainees reach their full potential.”

Ben Middleton
Trainee Solicitor

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Our training contracts and Legal Work Placements are strictly limited to the very best candidates every year. Click through to our online application form to apply for your place.

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