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Training Contract 2020

Shoosmiths is a leading national law firm with offices in Southampton, Basingstoke, Belfast, Reading, London, Northampton, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Leeds and Edinburgh.

Our client list speaks volumes for the quality of our lawyers and the experience they provide. 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 and ambitious growth businesses. Shoosmiths is a major UK law firm with a network of offices working together as one national team.

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, we make sure that our people are given the responsibility, confidence, recognition and support that they need to develop and succeed in their careers.

We are an innovative, ambitious firm with a lack of hierarchy and zero tolerance for arrogance and believe that this makes Shoosmiths a fantastic place to work.

Over two years you will complete four six-month seats, one of which could be a secondment to a client's in-house legal team. A client secondment aims to give you experience of being on a client site as well as providing a challenging and exciting variety of legal work.

The tasks that you will undertake are engaging, interesting and often with familiar topics, brands and products with which you can easily identify.

There's nothing like diving straight in and having a go and, while we would not ask you to do something that you were not comfortable in tackling, we expect you to relish the opportunity to get experience of real cases and deals from the start. In our opinion, it's the best way to learn. Your experience will be built around a practical workload, complemented by technical and business skills training.

To find out more about the way we work, read trainee profiles or watch the videos on our website 

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