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Our company in a nutshell

There's no secret to our growth over recent years to become a £100m-plus turnover firm. Clients love working with Shoosmiths people because of the way we work and the results we consistently deliver for them.

You don't have to take our word for it, many of our clients are happy to talk on our behalf - we've never been ones for banging our own drum. Come and make some legal noise with us!

Who we are

We are a major UK law firm with a network of offices working together as one national team. With a diverse range of clients, from Hewlett-Packard to Krispy Kreme and property developers to some of the UK's largest banks, we work with a growing number of the FTSE 250 and some of the world's most exciting and ambitious growth businesses.

With our newest locations recently launched in Leeds and Belfast, we have a network of 12 offices, with 186 partners and 726 legal advisers making us easily accessible to our clients.

Careers at Shoosmiths

We are a firm with the scale, stature and clients to provide you with the quality and variety of work and opportunities for development that you need to grow your career and rewards.

We provide a demanding, stimulating and rewarding environment. You'll be working with people who thrive on being pro-active, bringing energy and ideas to make a real difference to clients. You'll be expected to make things happen and take the initiative from day one.

Graduate entry

We offer a number of opportunities for university students and graduates. Depending on what stage of your studies you're at, you'll be eligible for different parts of our recruitment process.

As a trainee solicitor you will be handling real case files, get client contact and secondment opportunities. Over two years, a trainee solicitor at Shoosmiths will complete four six-month seats in two office locations to give a broader exposure to the firm.

A trainee will sit within any of the five core areas of law; commercial, corporate, banking, real estate and private client. There may also be opportunities to work on secondment at a client's office if a business need arises.

You can learn more about our graduates HERE and read stories from people currently on the scheme.


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