Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Legal Firm
  • Year established:
    1880
  • Website:
    http://www.mills-reeve.com
  • Contact
    • Monument Place, 24 Monument Street, London, EC3R 8AJ

About Mills & Reeve

Mills and Reeve are a leading UK law firm with a collaborative approach and an ambitious culture, with staff working closely together with a can-do’ attitude.

Mills and Reeve were founded by 24-year-old Christopher Pemberton. The original Mills and Reeve were formed when Henry Mills and Edmund Reeve pooled resources to tackle the legal aspects around Norwich’s new tram system.

The current practice took shape in 1987 when the Norwich-based Mills and Reeve and Cambridge-based Francis and Co formed Mills and Reeve Francis. In 2014, the practice formed an exclusive ‘best friends’ alliance with French law firm FIDAL.

These days, Mills and Reeve have a turnover of around £82m and more than 890 staff under Managing Partner Claire Clarke and Senior Partner Justin Ripman.

They have offices in London, Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, Manchester and Norwich and, according to Chambers UK, are among the top-five UK law firms for client satisfaction.


What is it like to work for Mills & Reeve

Leadership
Leadership
Leaders of the business engage with employees on a day-to-day basis by working in an open-plan office, holding quarterly staff briefings, meeting new joiners to the company face-to-face and eating lunch with their colleagues in the staff restaurant.
My Team
My Team
Every year, the company runs charity challenges to raise money for good causes. This year, over 100 individuals travelled to the Peak District to take part in a number of physical challenges, including abseiling and caving, to raise money for those living with blood cancer.
My Company
My Company
The firm have introduced a new staff bonus scheme, which is intended to create a sense of shared enterprise and engagement, encourage and promote collaboration and engage people in continuous business improvement.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym
    Gym

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

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • 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

  • Staff:

    1018

  • Staff Turnover:

    13%

  • Male : Female:

    33% / 67%

  • Average Age:

    39

  • Earning £35,000+:

    53%

  • UK sites:

    6

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