Mills & Reeve placed 23rd in the UK 100 Best Companies to Work For list, a huge rise from 90th place in 2020. The firm also achieved an impressive second place in Law’s 20 best firms to work for 2021.
In the separate regional lists, the firm was ranked 7th in London, 10th in The Midlands, 12th in the East of England and 22nd in the North West.
Mills & Reeve continue to be the only law firm to have been named on a Best Companies list for 18 years in a row. This recognition follows the firm being named as one of the top law firms in the UK for the fifth year running by RollonFriday.
The Best Companies results show that Mills & Reeve improved its scores across all eight workplace factors with the largest increases in leadership, which exceeded Best Companies’ 3 star benchmark by 6% and giving something back, which rose by 8% from 2020. The other six factors are wellbeing, fair deal, my manager, personal growth, my company and my team.
Claire Clarke, managing partner at Mills & Reeve said: “To have received the highest three star ‘world class’ accreditation by Best Companies is a fantastic achievement and a reflection of our unstinting dedication to create a supportive environment where our people can develop and thrive. It’s an amazing accomplishment to have been recognised by Best Companies for a record 18 years running and this result stands us in good stead as we push forward with our new 2025 strategy, which outlines our ambition to become a leader in client experience, innovation, talent development and in the sectors and markets in which we operate.
“Being part of a culture where people feel proud to work for the firm and are clearly confident in the direction we are heading is very important, especially after a difficult year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our culture has never been more important as we pull together and support one other during these challenging times.”
Best Companies are employee engagement specialists, who deliver data and insights to companies to facilitate positive change. They have previously worked with The Sunday Times to host their annual awards but with The Sunday Times not being involved this year, their categories differ slightly from other years. Their annual survey goes out to a random sample of employees which is filled in anonymously and reviewed to provide an accreditation from ‘one to watch’ status to ‘3 star’ accreditation.