Mills & Reeve Graduate Careers
Mills & Reeve is one of the UK's leading law firms, with offices across the UK. Use this law firm hub to find out about the sectors in which the firm operate and how to secure a training contract or vacation scheme with the firm. There are even some videos that bring Mills & Reeve's culture to life.
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The AllAboutLaw perspective on Mills & Reeve
With 97% of their staff thinking the firm is a good place to work, why wouldn’t you want to start your career at Mills & Reeve? With a record turnover in 2021 of £124.4 million (a 9% increase from the year before,) the firm provides outstanding wellbeing support and a stellar reputation. Many of the firm’s lawyers rank in the top echelons of Chambers and the Legal 500.
The firm has seven offices across the UK, each working within 14 specialist sectors like automotive and healthcare. All of the senior lawyers at the firm are genuine experts in their fields, understanding not only the legal world, but the current market in which they operate. This means that they provide trainees with high quality support and advice.
Trainees at Mills & Reeve receive plenty of support throughout their journey, with 90% of staff believing that the firm creates a culture that helps you succeed. Past trainees have praised the fact that “no question is a silly question and colleagues are always willing to talk through a matter with you.” Aside from the regular support and mentoring you’ll receive from a senior lawyer, there are a variety of different wellbeing initiatives at the firm. Trainees have gotten involved in in-house yoga and attended talks about managing stress.
Mills & Reeve are also keen to give back to the community, with all trainees receiving one paid day of leave for volunteering. There are several different opportunities for pro bono work and volunteering opportunities, with the firm recently donating £20,000 to eight British charities.
What the firm says
Mills & Reeve has ranked in the Sunday Times’ Best 100 Companies for 19 years in a row, so you know you’ll be working somewhere with great prestige. The firm has even advised several high profile companies on deals worth over £100 million, for instance Kingston University and the Maritime and Coastal agency. They even advised Jaguar on a successful trademark battle. With lawyers who are ranked highly in their fields, and plenty of personal and professional support, trainees here are bound to do well.
- First year trainee£31,500
- Second year trainee£34,000
- GDL course fees paidYes
- GDL living course grant£7,000
- SQE course paidYes
- UK Offices6
- NQ salary Regional£58,000
- NQ salary London£80,000