Stuart Craig > Mills & Reeve LLP > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Reeve LLP

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Partner specialising in employment law, who advises a wide range of employers, including Plcs, private businesses, universities and NHS organisations.  He deals with all aspects of employment law. His contentious work involves dealing with heavyweight employment tribunal cases, particularly complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims and he has acted for employers in a number of leading reported cases in different sectors. His non-contentious work includes drafting the full range of employment documentation, advising on reorganisations and restructuring and involves TUPE and large public sector outsourcing issues. He leads on employment law issues for the firm’s health clients and is acknowledged as a leader in this field, frequently advising on matters where specialist knowledge of the NHS is required, including complex executive level terminations and doctors disciplinary and performance procedures.


Trainee solicitor, KE Davis & Sons, Hayes, Middlesex 1994-96; solicitor, KE Davis & Sons, Hayes, Middlesex 1996-98; solicitor, Charsley Harrison, Windsor, Berkshire 1998-2001; senior solicitor, Mills & Reeve, Cambridge 2001-04; associate, Mills & Reeve, Cambridge 2004-09; partner, Mills & Reeve, Cambridge June 2009 to present.


Employment Lawyers Association.


Groby Community College, Groby, Leicestershire 1985-89; University of Hull, BA (Hons) History 1989-92; DeMontfort University, Leicester, CPE and LPC 1992-94.


Family, football and other sports, reading, travel and films.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Employment > Employment

(Leading individuals)

Stuart CraigMills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP in Cambridge is ‘knowledgeable, responsive, pragmatic and provides clear advice which is simple to understand‘. The firm handles complex contentious matters, as well as providing day-to-day advice on HR matters to large domestic and international corporates. David Mills is head of the firm’s national employment practice and he also leads the private sector group. Nicola Brown, who is ‘highly professional but firmly rooted in the real world‘, leads on employment matters for national higher education clients and charities, while Stuart Craig is the key partner for health sector clients in the East of England and London. Senior associate Lindsey Hill is recommended for contentious matters including discrimination and equality claims. In Norwich, James Kidd leads the employment, pensions and immigration team.

East Anglia > Public sector > Public sector

The ‘very attentive and user-friendly‘ Mills & Reeve LLP has a substantial national education practice and large health group that are ‘honest, realistic and responsive at times when there is significant pressure‘. In Cambridge, Gary Attle is co-head of the education and research sector practice, in which the ‘approachable and positiveDuncan Astill has 20 years’ experience in public and regulatory law. Charity law partner Sarah Seed, construction specialist Raith Pickup, employment partner Stuart Craig and education group principal associate Poppy Short also play key roles. In Norwich, Stephen King and Natalie Wade are key partners in the health and care practice.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Employment > Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Mills & Reeve LLP’s employment group retains its expertise in the healthcare sector and continues to grow under the leadership of Stuart Craig. The team handles complex litigation and represents employers in discrimination matters before the Employment Tribunal. Rebecca Pallot is noted for advising NHS bodies and is also recommended for charity-related employment work, while Jenny Perry, who joined from Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP, advises on TUPE issues and whistleblowing matters.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Public sector > Health

Mills & Reeve LLP is nationally recognised for its diverse healthcare practice and stellar client list of NHS Trusts, independent providers, commissioners, investors and other key industry players. Based in Leeds, employment specialist Stuart Craig  routinely advises on complex executive level terminations, doctors disciplinary and performance procedures, and  organisational change and TUPE matters, often within the NHS. Head of real estate Simon Sherwood is experienced in dealing with primary care investments and developments. On the corporate side, Paul Johnson assists private equity backed clients with their sector-led buy and build strategies, particularly in the healthcare, insurance and technology sectors. National practice head Jill Mason is based in Birmingham.