Shoosmiths’ focus on people, relationships and results has defined its achievements for more than 160 years.   

Our client list speaks volumes for the quality of our lawyers and the experience they provide. 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. 

There's no secret to our growth over recent years to become a £100m+ 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. 

We work to a simple formula: a can do ethos, values that are much more than words on paper, and the agility to find the best way for each individual client - whether that's ways of working, pricing structures or just innovative ideas that make a real commercial difference. 

We are a full service firm offering a variety of services in commercial, real estate, corporate and finance.  

We recruit bright graduates, training them to become innovative solicitors who can provide a quality service to our clients.  

The success of the Shoosmiths' training contract and placements has been recognised by many awards in recent years including: 

  • Winners of the ‘Best Social Media’ award at the AllAboutLaw Awards 2017.
  • "Top Company for Graduates to work for" by 2017.
  •  Ranked 23rd on the RateMyPlacementTop 100 Undergraduate Employers table 2017-2018.
  •  Winners of the 2017 Legal Week “Best Employer” award for the 13th consecutive year.
  • "Best Trainer" in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, and the "Commendation for Diversity" 2015 by 

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Employer Facts

Careers available:

Training Contract (Trainee Solicitor 2 years). Summer Vacation Placement (one week). Insight Evening.

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Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Northampton, Milton Keynes, London, Basingstoke, Reading, Solent (Please see our website for the exact locations we are recruiting for, by clicking on the Find Out More button below.)


Charlene Birch
03700 863075
Shoosmiths, The Lakes, Northampton, NN4 7SH