8.3 /10 188 reviews
Opportunities Offered:
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks) Internship (1-4 Months) Placement Year (10 Months+)
Legal/Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Law Corporate Law Employment Law Intellectual Property Law

About Shoosmiths

Shoosmiths is a leading national law firm with 1460 staff over 12 locations across the UK.

The top quality of service that we provide is recognised by the national awards that we have won. These include ‘UK Law Firm of the Year 2015’ in the British Legal Awards and being the first top 100 law firm to be accredited with ‘Investors in People Gold Standard’.

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.

Our impressive client list reflects the quality of our lawyers. 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 businesses.
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.

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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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  • Case Handler

    I really enjoyed my placement at Shoosmiths Solicitors as it gave me a real insight into what a solicitor does. It also allowed me to see the practical side of law. Shoosmiths were extremely helpful a...


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  • Vacation Placement

    Very much so - I felt treated like a real employee and exposed to the work in a really natural way. I was kept busy and able to get involved in a real range of cases. The people were friendly and very...


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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