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8.3 /10 198 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 14th in Law Top 100 Undergraduate Employers 2018 - 2019

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 Scheme

    The vacation scheme at Shoosmiths was a fantastic opportunity to observe the day-to-day responsibilities of solicitors, understand the challenges they face and gain an overall insight into the profess...


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  • Summer Vacation Scheme

    The weeks was incredibly enjoyable and I learnt much about the culture of the firm. The chance to experience a new area of the law was a great challenge and I was well accommodated by the team....


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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

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