Mills & Reeve LLP

Employment Department

East Anglia
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What the team is known for Highly regarded employment team and a top choice for clients in both the public and private sectors. Well known for its work with clients in education, healthcare, agribusiness and the region's growth-stage business environment. Assists with a full range of contentious and non-contentious employment issues.

Strengths An interviewee remarks:"They're very responsive, their advice is spot on and they're just nice people to work with."

Another says: "They are quick to pick up our queries and join the dots between different teams when our issues require others' input."

A client adds: "They are very commercially orientated, so we get a balanced view coming at an issue from a risk perspective so we can make the right commercial decision."

Work highlights Represented the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust in the Court of Appeal in a case which considered whether overtime pay needs to be included in the calculation of holiday pay.

Notable practitioners

David Mills
is considered "one of the leading lights in the regional market" by sources. He heads the national employment team at the firm and handles a variety of employment matters including restructurings, disputes and dismissals. He has particular experience in advising technology and manufacturing clients. A client notes: "He is very experienced, very commercial and very pragmatic."

James Kidd
"is an excellent technical lawyer, he is really strong on transactional TUPE work and has a real eye for detail," notes a source. He has additional expertise handling senior exits and employment tribunal claims, with particular experience acting for life sciences, agribusiness and tech clients. A client says: "He is very commercial, has brilliant knowledge and it really feels like he walks in our shoes and really moves things forward."

Tracy Yates
is regarded as an expert in advising clients in the NHS and technology sectors on employment matters with a business immigration focus. A source notes:"Tracy is a brilliant employment lawyer and super strong technically. She is great with clients."