Application deadline was 14th November 2022, 11:59pm

Shoosmiths is a leading national law firm with a network of 14 locations working together as one national team. There's no secret to our growth over recent years to become a £181.8m+ turnover firm. Clients, whether individuals or organisations, love working with Shoosmiths people because of the way we work and the results we consistently deliver for them.

Our commercial client list speaks volumes for the quality of our lawyers and the experience they provide; from Mercedes-Benz, Octopus Ventures and Travelodge to property developers and 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. 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.

Evidencing independent recognition of our national teams’ legal expertise, Shoosmiths is currently ranked by the Legal 500 UK 2021 across 115 practice areas with 31 top tier rankings. Chambers and Partners 2021 UK Guide ranks 65 of Shoosmiths practice areas with 18 as Band 1 and an additional 10 awarded as National Leaders.

We offer insight evenings to students in any year of study at university, in any discipline. We also welcome applications from graduates and postgraduates.

Attending an insight evening will give you an insight into our practice areas and clients, our training contract, and the skills you need to develop and become a successful solicitor. The event will be packed with opportunities for you to meet our people, build relationships, and include valuable advice for your training contract application.

You will hear from our current trainees who will explain what attracted them to Shoosmiths. You will also meet solicitors and partners and hear their journey from trainee to solicitor and why they chose to qualify into a certain area of law.

Our graduate recruitment team will be on hand to answer any questions you have about the application form or the recruitment process.