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 in 15 cities, 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.

Read our online brochure to learn more about the seats offered in each location, and what our trainees say about their particular office.

Our Offices

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 our clients.

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

*Training Contracts are not available at these offices

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 Birmingham

“When I attended the Legal Work Placement, I found it to be a very positive experience. I sat in workplace injury/illness and medical negligence for a week each, and I was given the opportunity to work on typical trainee tasks such as drafting witness statements and attending client meetings. 

The placement gave me a better idea of the range of interesting cases we have at Irwin Mitchell, and I really enjoyed the experience of working on live cases and getting to know the people here."

Hayyin Fan
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.

2020 Legal Work Placements – Applications open on 1st November 2019

2022 Training Contracts only – Applications open on 1st November 2019

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