We’re known for being a great place to work and looking
after our people
What really sets Mills & Reeve apart from other law firms is the way we work with our clients. We understand that clients no longer want a traditional law firm – they want one that embraces forward thinking approaches to service, billing, commercial know-how, innovation, ESG and people management.
Check out our video below to see our London office as well as some of the great reasons why you should work for us.
We share a set of values that shape our relationship with one another. We believe in the following principles:
Respect for each other
We treat each other as equals, working respectfully with clients
Strong client relationships
We care about our clients’ interests and work to be a genuine consultative partner they can rely on for advice.
We balance being sincere and compassionate with being authentic and speaking up if something is wrong.
Five weeks' annual leave with an additional day each year to take for a religious holiday alongwith the option to buy or sell a week each year as part of the flexible benefits programme
Generous pension contribution paid via salary sacrifice, with full employer National Insurance contribution passback paid in to the scheme, with an increase in the employer contribution after five years’ continuous service
An equal annual all staff bonus paid each summer, based on the firm’s financial performance for the previous financial year
Life assurance upon joining with the ability over time to buy additional cover up to ten times your annual basic salary
A generous income protection scheme
Enhanced adoption, maternity, parental and paternity pay
Extra day of leave for wedding/civil partnership and two days for moving house
Bonus week of annual leave every 11th year of continuous service
Leave options including fertility leave and carer leave
Webinars and resources to support financial, physical and mental wellbeing
Access to a financial wellbeing portal and discounts gateway
Confidential employee assistance programme providing guidance on every day issues to more complex matters and both telephone and face to face counselling
Diversity and inclusion
Everyone at Mills & Reeve brings a unique perspective and ideas to the team and we do everything we can to help each person thrive. We’re known for how well we treat our employees, having been named 19 years running in the UK’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list. And we are serious about continuously developing our culture and our policies. Click here to read more on how we treat our employees.
We also launched REACH (our Race Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage Network) that works to increase the proportion of Black, Asian and racially minoritised staff and partners in our workforce from the current level of 9% to at least the Law Society recommendation of 12%. We are increasing accountability throughout the firm, changing our ways of working, promoting and recruiting, and providing more support. Our launch video below highlights the aims and objectives of the network
Find out more about some of our colleagues and their experiences not only at Mills & Reeve
At the heart of who we are as a firm is our people and culture. We strive to be a leader in people experience, to create an environment where people thrive and others want to join. Our staff retention rates, the engagement levels recorded in the employee surveys and our recognition in Best Companies To Work For and RollOnFriday all evidence our strong people culture and the fact we are a great place to work. People enjoy and value working and interacting with colleagues and this was the single biggest reason for people wishing to return to some level of office-based working. We want a community spirit that goes beyond the immediate team you work with and works well across teams and offices. We are often at our best when we come together, collaborating with our clients, across our offices, legal services, sectors and functions.
All employees whose contractual place of work is the office and whose jobs are capable of being done remotely may spend a maximum of 50% of working time (across a fortnightly period) working remotely, subject to both the needs of the business and our clients. We also need to recognise that there may be occasions when you will need to attend the office at times you had planned or would have preferred to work from home when asked by a colleague or client and it is considered necessary, for example, to meet the needs of the business or deliver a leading client experience.
We hope this approach will help us rebuild the vibrant office life we want as a hallmark of our people experience but also give everyone the flexibility to adapt their routines to the demands of their diary.