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About Mills & Reeve

Mills & Reeve LLP are a national law firm who provide work for substantial, high growth businesses and individuals as well as in the health, higher education and further education sectors, real estate and insurance.

Henry Mills and Edmund Reeve founded the firm nearly 150 years ago to work on the legal aspects of the new tram system under development in Norwich. The firm undertook its first merger with Cambridge law firm Francis & Co in the mid 1980's. This introduced the firm to the technology market in Cambridge and the Cambridge Colleges, some of the wealthiest landowners in the country. The merger helped establish their reputation in education and real estate.

Mills & Reeve act for most of the leading universities in the country and work with national and international investors in UK real estate. They have expanded into Birmingham and more recently added offices in London, Leeds and Manchester to the firm. In 2019 the firm posted a record turnover, showing that investing in their people really does pay off.

The firm recognises the importance of acknowledging and celebrating the hard work, commitment and achievement of all staff. The firm has a discretionary effort awards policy in place that seeks to recognise the effort of an individual whose contribution, on a one-off or short-term basis, has been exceptional in that it goes above and beyond what would reasonably be expected of someone in that role and is therefore worthy of particular note.

What is it like to work for Mills & Reeve

The firm's values are working together, respect for each other, strong client relationships, openness and integrity. The senior management team demonstrate their commitment to these values by actively role modelling them in the way they interact with colleagues, clients and contacts. 
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Mills & Reeve have a dedicated knowledge, learning and development team who support both lawyers and business services staff. 
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Mills & Reeve are a members of the Legal Sustainability Alliance and actively work to reduce their carbon footprint and environmental impact. All single use plastic has been removed from the onsite restaurants and they no longer offer drinks in plastic bottles, only cans.

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  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 40% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees have more than 5 years' service

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

    Companies offering profit related pay to all employees

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    33% / 67%

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