4.2 /5 205 reviews
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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks) Placement Year (10 Months+) Virtual Experience
Commercial Law Corporate Law Employment Law Private Client Law Tax Law

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About Shoosmiths

Shoosmiths is a major UK law firm with a network of 13 offices working together as one team.

There's no secret to our growth over recent years to become a £154m+ turnover firm. Clients 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. 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, or just innovative ideas that make a real commercial difference.

We are committed to giving our people the responsibility, confidence, recognition and support that they need to develop and succeed in their careers. As a trainee you’ll need to demonstrate your desire to be an expert in law and the ability to work consistently and collaboratively, for the benefit of you, the firm and your client.

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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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  • Trainee Solicitor

    I thoroughly enjoyed my placement. Every single member of the team were so friendly and made me feel so welcome. Not only was I given real work to do, but I was also invited to a couple of social events. It was a great experience and I really looked forward to going into the office each day!...


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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 order to complete all the tasks. Additionally, all the staff I interacted with were very friendly, making the office environment very welcoming....


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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


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

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