2019 Training Contract

Shoosmiths is a leading national law firm with 1460 staff over 11 locations across the UK. 

The top quality of client 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’.

Shoosmiths is a full service law firm offering you experience in a variety of areas including commercial, corporate, employment, real estate, intellectual property, banking, planning, and dispute resolution. Through our Access Legal consumer brand, we also offer private client, personal injury, medical negligence, and conveyancing.

Over two years, you will receive a quality training contract and development programme, combining technical legal and business skills training. You will complete four six-month placements. One of these could be a secondment to a client’s in-house legal team, providing invaluable insight from the client’s perspective. 

We offer a friendly, supportive open-plan office environment which means that you will be sitting with your entire team. You can expect to have direct contact with clients and you will draft your own letters and documents from day one.

Applications for our 2019 training contracts will open on our website in December 2016. Law students are eligible to apply from their penultimate year of University. Non-law students are eligible to apply from their final year of University. We also welcome applications from graduates and postgraduates.

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