Natalie Wade > Mills & Reeve LLP > Norwich, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Reeve LLP
1 St James Court

Work Department

Corporate/Health and care


Corporate Finance and Commercial Health Partner.  Natalie advises health and care sector clients and other corporates to make deals happen.  She has an exciting and varied workload from volume acquisition programmes for multinationals (over 200 dental practice acquisitions) to drafting innovative national contracts for the Department of Health.  Natalie also acts on M&A transactions and company law advice across all sectors.


Trainee Solicitor Eversheds 1997-99; Solicitor Eversheds 1999-2005; Associate Eversheds/Mills & Reeve 2005-2015; Partner 2015.


UEA LLB (Hons) 1996; LPC Nottingham Law School 1997

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Public sector > Public sector

(Leading individuals)

Natalie WadeMills & Reeve LLP

Notably capable in both education and health sector work, Mills & Reeve LLP provides ‘expert advice in a timely way‘. Gary Attle in Cambridge, who is known for his ‘calm expertise and excellent focus on the relevant issues‘, is joint head of the education and research sector group, working with partners in Leeds, while the health and care sector group is led from Birmingham. Attle advises numerous universities on contentious and governance issues. Partner Richard Noble and principal associate Kimbra Weston, both based in Cambridge, are key advisers to education and charity clients on property matters and are ‘always available and willing to discuss any issue with great expertise‘. Health and care M&A specialist Natalie Wade in Norwich and, in Cambridge, employment partner Nicola Brown and principal associate Poppy Short also play pivotal roles in the practice.

East Anglia > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Norwich

(Leading individuals)

Natalie WadeMills & Reeve LLP

The five-partner corporate and commercial practice at Mills & Reeve LLP in Norwich ‘stands out through its professionalism, quality of advice, commercial acumen and pragmatic approach’. It handles regional, national and cross-border corporate matters. The lead partners are the ‘extremely knowledgeable and ultra-responsive‘ Natalie Wade, who frequently handles strategic acquisitions of health assets, and Greg Gibson, who is national lead of the government sector group. Key names to note include firm-wide head of corporate James Hunter who is experienced in acting for owners and acquirers of mid-market businesses; head of the firm’s national food and agribusiness sector group Craig Hodgson; M&A and funds specialist Matthew Short; and principal associate Christina O’Brien who handles private equity and healthcare transactions.