Mills & Reeve’s Birmingham office bolstered with appointment of high-profile corporate tax partner

Steve Allen with Kevin Lowe

Steve Allen with Kevin Lowe

National law firm Mills & Reeve has announced the appointment of new corporate tax partner Kevin Lowe to its Birmingham office.

Kevin, who has advised numerous top-tier clients in the corporate tax sphere, was previously a partner at Wragge & Co and has developed a formidable reputation among fellow practitioners as the lead corporate tax lawyer in the region.

He specialises in tax advisory work in relation to transaction structuring, cross-border deals, private equity deals and VAT mitigation, acting not only for a wide range of listed and medium-sized private sector businesses but also for public sector bodies which include both defence and health sectors.

Although primarily based in Birmingham, Kevin will be working with Mills & Reeve’s highly rated cross office tax team to grow the firm’s practice in all regions. Continue reading

Clients grant Mills & Reeve seal of approval in guide to UK legal profession

National law firm Mills & Reeve, which has a major office in Birmingham, is one of the country’s top performing law firms when it comes to client satisfaction, according to the latest edition of Chambers UK.

The annual guide, which accumulates feedback from thousands of clients, places Mills & Reeve in the top four law firms based on the number of top ranking lawyers and the top six based on the number of top ranking practice areas.

The impressive results further strengthen Mills & Reeve’s position as a major UK law firm. New national listings in contentious insurance claims, public sector law and governance and Court of Protection ensured a total of 14 UK-wide listings, one more than last year. Continue reading

Herculean effort from Mills & Reeve to bring home historic trophy

A team of cyclists from national law firm Mills & Reeve have pedalled to victory to bring a trophy back to its Birmingham roots.

A team of 12 riders, which included two employees from the firm’s Birmingham office, took part in the annual Hercules Corporate Sportive.

The Mills & Reeve team triumphed after completing a rigorous 100-mile course around the Rutland and Leicestershire countryside. The team crossed the finish line in 6 hours and 34 minutes to beat off stiff competition from seven other legal and financial services teams. Continue reading

Mills & Reeve staff raise more than £10,000 for charity

Fifteen employees from the Birmingham office of national law firm Mills & Reeve have helped to raise more than £10,000 for charity.

The Birmingham-based team joined 49 other employees from Mills & Reeve offices around the country to take part in a “reverse jailbreak” challenge to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The ‘jailbreakers’ were dropped at random locations throughout the National Peak District and were tasked with navigating up to 20 miles back to base in treacherous weather conditions. Continue reading

Mills & Reeve team exceed 100 academy milestone

A team of lawyers from the Birmingham office of national law firm Mills & Reeve have been instructed to advise on more than 37 new projects on behalf of several academies.

Mills & Reeve’s academies team will provide legal advice to schools and sponsors on issues including property, employment, PFI, corporate, pensions, and commercial contracts relating to the conversion and sponsorship of schools to academy status.

Mills & Reeve has a strong track record of advising on academies and to date has been instructed on more than 100 projects. Many of these have local universities and further education colleges as sponsors and education partners, which compliment Mills & Reeve’s strength across the education sector. Continue reading

Mills & Reeve officially recognised as one of the best law firms to work for in the UK

National law firm Mills & Reeve, which has an office in Birmingham, has been named for a record ninth year running as one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For.

With more than 1,000 businesses and over 231,000 employees taking part in the annual survey, only six law firms made the top 100, with Mills & Reeve becoming the only one to have been listed for nine consecutive years. Continue reading

Accolade for innovative Divorce UK iPhone app

Mills & Reeve’s Divorce UK is one of the top 500 apps in the world, according to The Sunday Times App List 2012.

According to The Sunday Times, the app can prove a cost effective solution for those considering the implications of divorce. “Given the cost per hour of legal advice, this app could save you a great deal of money if it reduces the amount of time you spend speaking to a solicitor,” it explains. Continue reading