Golden win for Mills & Reeve as it secures law firm of the year award

Mills & Reeve has won gold in the UK-wide Law Firm of the Year category at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2021, whilst also being reaccredited as a STEP Platinum Employer Partner.

Mills & Reeve secured the prestigious Citywealth accolade at the virtual ceremony which recognised the achievements of leading professionals in the global private wealth industry over the last 12 months.

Mills & Reeve has more than two centuries of experience in the private wealth sector and has unrivalled expertise advising individuals and business owners on a wide spectrum of matters including, family investment companies, international tax, estate and succession planning, trust and will disputes, wills, divorce and complex finances, pre and post-nuptial agreements and disputes concerning arrangements for children.

The firm’s success in maintaining its market leading reputation is its continued investment in next generation lawyers which has seen it keep ahead of the private wealth curve.

The private wealth team’s intergenerational focus was praised by judges who said: “Mills & Reeve has shown that a traditional firm in private client can be modernised to continue with excellence throughout a new generation of advisors.”

Andrew Playle, national head of private wealth, said: “It’s great to be recognised as meeting the gold standard by Citywealth for our continued intergenerational focus – not only in terms of our client base but also in relation to the next generation of legal advisors we are developing.”

Elsewhere, Mills & Reeve has been reaccredited as a Platinum STEP Employer Partner for a further three years by the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning.

The STEP Employer Partnership is an accreditation scheme that publicises to the private client industry a firm’s commitment to its staff and its desire to provide the best service to clients. It provides an industry benchmark in terms of training and demonstrates a firm’s learning and development programme.

Full STEP members, known as TEPs, are internationally recognised as experts in their field, with proven qualifications and experience. Mills & Reeve has 28 lawyers with full TEP qualifications.

Chris Belcher, head of the national private client team, added: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been recognised by STEP and Citywealth.  We pride ourselves in being a leader in client service which can only be achieved by recruiting, developing and retaining the very best private client advisors.    Even in the most difficult circumstances this year, our team has continued to flourish and to provide the high-quality advice for which we are known.”

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