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8.3 /10 204 reviews
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About Shoosmiths

Shoosmiths is one of the UK's fastest-growing national law firms with offices in Solent, Belfast, Reading, London, Northampton, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Leeds and Edinburgh.

Our values and culture underpin everything that we do. We believe that our friendly, supportive and dynamic working environment is fundamental to our success and we value highly the role that each individual plays in contributing to this.

As winners of the ‘Best Employer’ award in 2017 for the 13th consecutive year by Legal Week and The Law Society confirmed our ‘gold’ status in the Diversity and Inclusion Charter for another year, we are committed to giving our people the responsibility, confidence, recognition and support that they need to develop and succeed in their careers.

Being awarded ‘Best Social Media’ at the All About Law awards 2018 demonstrates that we are an innovative, ambitious firm with a lack of hierarchy and zero tolerance for arrogance and we believe that this makes Shoosmiths a fantastic place to work.

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Shoosmiths is 11th in Law Top 100 Undergraduate Employers 2019 - 2020

Shoosmiths Latest Reviews

  • Solicitor's Firm

    I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Shoosmiths. The work I did was interesting and engaging, the people were very friendly, and I came away from the firm wishing to work there permanently...


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  • Vacation Student

    The vacation week at Shoosmiths was very enjoyable. I was given a variety of tasks from different departments including the graduate recruitment team. This meant I had to effectively time manage in or...


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  • Miss

    I really enjoyed the insight into Shoosmiths - I felt that I got an authentic view of the firm and I was welcomed warmly by the whole team. I was challenged to the right extent while having fun too, a...


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Vacation Scheme

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


Everyone I came across while on my placement week was approachable, friendly and genuinely interested in me.

Awards and Commendations

[2019] RateMyPlacement Top 100 [2018] RateMyPlacement Top 100 [2017] RateMyPlacement Top 100 [2016] RateMyPlacement Top 100 [2015] RateMyPlacement Top 100