Social Mobility


"Actively promotes"
First year trainee, Nottingham
"The firm pays for the GLD and LPC, and provides a maintenance grant if you are about to study."
First year trainee, Manchester
"I am a member of several schemes to assist those from less privileged backgrounds."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"It's a very meritocratic process gaining recognition at Shoosmiths. I believe the firm does its best to improve social mobility."
Second year trainee, Milton Keynes
"Our firm funds the GDL (if applicable) and LPC for future trainees who are about to study."
First year trainee, Southampton
"We have corporate social responsibility schemes where we reach out/mentor high school students from less privileged backgrounds. Trainees come from a whole range of universities - there doesn't seem to be an Oxbridge/Russell Group bias."
First year trainee, Reading


"Each office has Diversity Champions. I am a Diversity Champion for the Solent office and we have been giving presentations and general careers advice to pupil referral units in Southampton."
Second year trainee, Southampton
"Work experience for applicants from less privileged backgrounds."
Second year trainee, Reading
"I am from a less privileged background and I felt comfortable applying to Shoosmiths because of their commitment to 'non-stuffiness'. I felt that people would not judge you for not coming from the 'right' background."
First year trainee, Reading
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