Managing Partner Guy Hinchley
Senior Partner Mark Jeffries
Other fee earners 443
THE FIRM Mills & Reeve is a leading UK law firm that offers a complete range of legal advice. It is renowned for its sector-leading practices in health and education, as well as for private clients and insurance. It has also been consistently recognised for its capabilities in corporate, real estate, technology and sport. The firm has fostered a collaborative culture among its staff, encouraging them to want the very best for their clients, and go above and beyond to solve complex legal challenges. Staff thrive on improving their knowledge and acquiring expertise, helping to foster new ideas in a highly creative and collegiate environment. Mills & Reeve places a strong emphasis on international work, and clients have access to a global network of trusted partners across the United States, Latin America, Europe and Australasia. Lawyers are experienced in instilling seamless working practices across jurisdictions. The firm employs more than 890 staff, including over 400 lawyers, across offices in London, Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, Manchester and Norwich.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK Mills & Reeve has built a unique and varied client base, ranging from global Plcs and high net worth individuals, to charities and public sector organisations.
Private Wealth: Mills & Reeve boasts one of the largest and most renowned private client teams in the country, advising landowners and business people alike in tax, trusts and family law.
Real Estate Investment: The firm has a great record of working with major institutional and private investors, private equity backed developers, and investors in alternative assets.
Health: Mills & Reeve works with over 100 healthcare organisations, ranging from NHS trusts to private sector providers, making it one of the leading healthcare law advisers in the UK.
Insurance: Insurance clients range from those in the London insurance and reinsurance markets, as well as the main carriers of professional indemnity risk.
Charities: The client base includes more than 250 charitable organisations, including several household names, and the firm has helped to establish over 100 charities in the last three years.
Education: As a leading provider of education law advice, Mills & Reeve acts for over 130 education institutions to help them solve diverse legal challenges relating, for example, to campus developments, international collaborations and regulatory issues.
Technology: The team has extensive experience in the technology sector, offering smart advice on issues like information technology and intellectual property.
Sport: Mills & Reeve works with sportspeople, as well as the organisations that regulate them such as the Court of Arbitration for sport and their representative bodies, like the Professional Footballers’ Association.
Agriculture: Mills & Reeve has one of the largest dedicated teams of agricultural specialists in the UK. They can assist with a broad range of legal issues relating to land ownership – including finance arrangements, diversification, mineral leases, renewable energy arrangements, commercial tenancies and farm tenancies, as well as farm and land sales and purchases.
Food & Beverage: The 40-strong team helps clients meet health and safety legislation, increasingly onerous compliance regimes as well as managing volatile commodity prices, exchange rates and demanding customers.
Corporate & Commercial: Mills & Reeve’s team works with a wide range of public and private companies, giving expert advice on new funding rounds, listings, restructuring, mergers or acquisitions, and options for exit. The firm can supplement this support with experts in tax, pensions, intellectual property, licensing, employment, insolvency and commercial disputes. Mills & Reeve also has one of the largest teams outside of London dedicated to finance and banking.
INTERNATIONAL: Mills & Reeve provides clients with expert legal support, wherever they are doing business in the world, by utilising a trusted worldwide network of legal advisers carefully built up over two decades.
Areas of Practice
- Agriculture Michael Aubrey
- Charities Neil Burton
- Corporate & Commercial Claire Clarke
- Disputes Jamie Wheatley
- Education Gary Attle
- Employment David Mills
- Family Nick Stone
- Food & Drink Craig Hodgson
- Health Bridget Archibald, Jill Mason
- Insurance Disputes Guy Hodgson
- Insurance Neil Davis
- Private Tax Chris Belcher
- Private Wealth Matthew Hansell
- Projects & Construction Raith Pickup
- Real Estate Investment Charles Staveley
- Real Estate Keith Hamilton
- Sport Mark Hovell
- Technology Isabel Napper