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.

Jan 26, 2022
Mills & Reeve Norwich, UK
This is a full-time permanent role to be based in any of our Birmingham, Cambridge or Norwich offices with occasional travel to other offices and flexibility to work on a hybrid arrangement.   The person This role requires someone who has experience of working in a high performing finance team at another law or professional services firm and has a proven track record of delivering excellent internal client service and providing strategic and day to day finance support.  It is likely that your background and experience will include the following areas of expertise: Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a finance business partner/commercial role in a law or other professional services firm; Experience in supporting teams deliver growth via the end-to-end finance cycle from budgeting, monitoring and forecasting to reporting; Forward thinking and proactive; High level of numerical and computer literacy.  Excellent MS excel...
Jan 08, 2022
Mills & Reeve Birmingham, UK
This role can be based in Birmingham, Cambridge or Manchester. The role We are looking for a Commercial Solicitor with experience of and/or an interest in health and care to work alongside and support our busy national Commercial Health team. Under supervision and working with the principal associate(s) and the partners, the successful person will undertake work for our impressive and varied range of private and public health sector clients, which includes household-name independent sector providers, NHS FTs, Trusts and local and national commissioners and take an active role in the growth and development of our Commercial Health business. The work The team’s work includes advising on: use, negotiation and delivery of the NHS standard contracts clients on the development and implementation of Integrated Care primary care partnerships joint ventures sub-contracting arrangements mergers and acquisitions including the acquisitions of GP...
Jan 08, 2022
Mills & Reeve Manchester, UK
This role can be based out of any of our six offices. What does the role involve? We need a qualified solicitor to provide professional legal support to the lawyers who work in this sector. The role will include providing updates on legal developments to the Commercial, IP & IT (CIPIT) team.  This will include: Arranging and presenting training sessions on commercial contract law, intellectual property law and data protection and privacy law, Ensuring that our lawyers are up to date on changes to legislation and best practice, Managing and updating precedents, Writing articles for our Technology blog on legal developments in commercial and IP law affecting the sector, Providing assistance to fee earners on know-how and legal questions. The role is a national one.  You can choose to be based in any of our six offices, but occasional travel between offices may be required. What are the working hours? We are looking for a full...
Jan 08, 2022
Mills & Reeve Norwich, UK
This role can be based out of any of our six offices. What does the role involve? We need a qualified solicitor to provide professional legal support to the lawyers who work in this sector. The role will include providing updates on legal developments to the Commercial, IP & IT (CIPIT) team.  This will include: Arranging and presenting training sessions on commercial contract law, intellectual property law and data protection and privacy law, Ensuring that our lawyers are up to date on changes to legislation and best practice, Managing and updating precedents, Writing articles for our Technology blog on legal developments in commercial and IP law affecting the sector, Providing assistance to fee earners on know-how and legal questions. The role is a national one.  You can choose to be based in any of our six offices, but occasional travel between offices may be required. What are the working hours? We are looking for a full...
Jan 08, 2022
Mills & Reeve Cambridge, UK
This role can be based out of any of our six offices. What does the role involve? We need a qualified solicitor to provide professional legal support to the lawyers who work in this sector. The role will include providing updates on legal developments to the Commercial, IP & IT (CIPIT) team.  This will include: Arranging and presenting training sessions on commercial contract law, intellectual property law and data protection and privacy law, Ensuring that our lawyers are up to date on changes to legislation and best practice, Managing and updating precedents, Writing articles for our Technology blog on legal developments in commercial and IP law affecting the sector, Providing assistance to fee earners on know-how and legal questions. The role is a national one.  You can choose to be based in any of our six offices, but occasional travel between offices may be required. What are the working hours? We are looking for a full...
Jan 08, 2022
Mills & Reeve London, UK
This role can be based out of any of our six offices. What does the role involve? We need a qualified solicitor to provide professional legal support to the lawyers who work in this sector. The role will include providing updates on legal developments to the Commercial, IP & IT (CIPIT) team.  This will include: Arranging and presenting training sessions on commercial contract law, intellectual property law and data protection and privacy law, Ensuring that our lawyers are up to date on changes to legislation and best practice, Managing and updating precedents, Writing articles for our Technology blog on legal developments in commercial and IP law affecting the sector, Providing assistance to fee earners on know-how and legal questions. The role is a national one.  You can choose to be based in any of our six offices, but occasional travel between offices may be required. What are the working hours? We are looking for a full...
Jan 04, 2022
Mills & Reeve Leeds, UK
We are looking for a senior solicitor who is 4 to 9 years PQE, to join our growing team Insurance Disputes team in Leeds, who are a Legal 500 Tier 1 team for Professional Negligence. You will work with Partners Neil Howes and Liam Burnett in Leeds and the wider Insurance Disputes National Service Line (NSL) led by Niall Innes. Mills & Reeve have won a number of awards including 17 years running as one of the Top 100 Best Companies to work for and 2020 winners of Roll on Friday. We were also named “Large Law Firm of the Year” at the 2021 Yorkshire Legal Awards. You will have a good background in commercial litigation and/or professional indemnity litigation including up to date pre-action and litigation procedural knowledge.  Ideally (but not essential) you will also have some experience of the insurance market. Areas of work  The work is predominantly professional indemnity, acting for members of various professions but primarily lawyers...
Jan 04, 2022
Mills & Reeve
The role can be based out of our Norwich, Cambridge, Birmingham, Manchester or Leeds offices What does the role involve? Due to an expanding national practice, we are looking for someone to join our Corporate and Real Estate Tax team.  Based in any of our offices outside London, your focus will be on delivering corporate tax and real estate tax advice to our clients. The precise mix of work is flexible and we like our team members to be able to work across all the areas we service, but could vary depending on your skills and experience. We pride ourselves in providing the highest quality legal advice and solutions to a diverse range of interesting and exciting clients.  We value our tax specialists and the often decisive contribution they make to the firm’s transactions and projects. Our Corporate Tax team has a varied and high quality workload. On the general tax side, we carry out advisory work and transaction support work for clients of our...