Mills & Reeve

Everyone at Mills & Reeve brings a unique perspective and ideas to the team and we do everything we can to help each person to thrive.

Having respect for each other is one of our key values, and this is reflected in our extensive diversity and inclusion policies, which cover everything from recruitment and selection to parental leave and flexible working.

We’re known for how well we treat our employees having been named 17 years running in The Sunday Times’ 100 Best Companies to Work For. And we are serious about continuously developing our culture and our policies.

An ongoing commitment

As a leading UK law firm, we monitor diversity levels throughout the firm to ensure we’re equal and open in our recruitment and promotions. If we find barriers we can remove, we do. For instance, we encourage flexible working to ensure we adapt to different lifestyles and offer annual leave for religious festivals such as Eid, Christmas and Ramadan.

We provide training on diversity and inclusion matters and our Diversity and Inclusion Steering Group encourages and oversees a range of initiatives across the firm.

What are we actually doing

When it comes to gender, we are one of only a handful of top UK law firms with a female managing partner. Our in-depth gender pay gap report goes beyond the statutory requirements and gives an insight into what we are doing in this area. And if you want to find out even more, The New York Times recently wrote about our approach.

We have a taskforce in place that works to increase the proportion of Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) staff and partners in our workforce from the current level of 9% to at least the Law Society recommendation of 12%. To ensure we achieve this goal, we are increasing accountability throughout the firm, changing our ways of working, promoting and recruiting, and providing more support.

We work to be an inclusive place for lesbian, gay, bi and trans people to work. Not only are we a Stonewall Diversity Champion and member of the Interlaw Diversity Forum, but we have our own LGBT+ and allies network, Spectrum. It provides support, representation and development for anyone who identifies as a minority sexual orientation or gender identity. Members meet regularly to ensure any LGBT+ issues are raised and addressed at the most senior level.

We’re committed to helping everyone to work in the way that is best for them, and we strive to put in place alterations that make this easier. We encourage employees, clients and everyone we work with to let us know about any needs or accessibility issues so we can address these effectively and discreetly. Our growing disability working group collaborates with the Business Disability Forum and the Inter Law Firm Forum on Disabilities to ensure we meet and exceed best practice in this area.

£28,000 - £53,000 yearly
Mills & Reeve Norwich, UK
Jun 21, 2021
Looking for a solicitor to join the Estate, Trust & Will Disputes Team based in Norwich.  You will work closely with, and under the supervision of David Catchpole, Partner, who is based in Norwich, and Lucy Howard, Partner, who is based in Birmingham. Working under supervision, the role will include dealing with a wide range of contentious issues relating to wills and trusts, including Invalidity of wills on grounds of undue influence, improper execution, lack of testamentary capacity and want of knowledge and approval. Propriety estoppel claims. Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. Removal of executors and trustees. Breach of trust. Applications pursuant to part 64 of the Civil Procedure Rules. Rectification and construction of wills or trust documents. Legacy disputes. Claims pursuant to the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996. Court of Protection claims, including...
Mills & Reeve Norwich, UK
Apr 29, 2021
Purpose of the role We are looking for a receptionist to enhance the firm‘s professional image by providing an efficient reception and facilities service.  You will be an integral member of the facilities team and take responsibility for all questions and queries, ensuring that staff and partners have access to a comprehensive and high quality front of house and facilities service which provides outstanding customer service to both internal/external clients. This is a full time, permanent role. The person This is a busy and challenging role and to be successful, your background will probably include:- At least 12 months reception/front of house experience, ideally in a professional services environment- A minimum of five GCSEs (or equivalent), including Maths and English at Grade C/Grade 4 or aboveIn addition, the role requires someone who:- Has excellent communication skills- Has solid working knowledge of office systems; Word and Microsoft Outlook- Strong...