PQE: 4 years +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time (Standard)
Team: Construction
Location: Birmingham
The firm

A leading UK law firm with a network of offices from the South Coast to Scotland, working together as one national team. An innovative practice and the first top 100 law firm to achieve “Gold Standard” Investors in People, our values and culture are not just words on our website but are the heartbeat of the firm. The lack of barriers between departments, a real lack of hierarchy, zero tolerance for arrogance and pomposity makes Shoosmiths a fantastic place to work.

The team

Our team provides clients with rapid, concise and efficient legal and commercial advice. We advise on all contentious and non-contentious issues affecting the sector. Our exceptional list of clients speaks volumes as it is spread across a multitude of sectors including; developers, contractors, industry professionals, insurers, public sector bodies, sub-contractors, banks and other financial institutions.

The existing team has a wide range of experience with most of our partners and team members having previously worked in-house for major industry players.

With growth at the forefront of our strategic plans, we are looking to expand our non-contentious team with the addition of an Associate in our Birmingham office.

The role

This role will see you working with an array of clients including household names on non-contentious matters. You will be working closely with the team promoting the continued success for delivering exceptional client service. You will have the ability to develop relationships with our existing clients as well as forging new ones.

Why should you apply?

If you’re looking for an environment where you can excel and receive support to achieve your career goals, then we’d like you to consider joining us. We’re a firm with the scale, stature and clients to provide you with the quality and variety of work and opportunities for development that you need to grow your career and rewards.

We provide a demanding, stimulating and rewarding environment. You’ll be working with people who thrive on being pro-active, bringing energy and ideas to make a real difference to clients. You’ll be expected to make things happen and take the initiative from day one.

Skills and qualifications

Candidates should ideally have been involved in advising on a mix of development/infrastructure projects, real estate and corporate acquisition work for a range of clients such as developers, contractors, consultants and other entities.

You will have a good understanding of the standard forms of construction contracts (JCT, NEC) and associated documentation. We act for a range of clients, primarily on the employer/developer side, but previous experience on the contractor/supply side would also be valuable.

Equal opportunities

Shoosmiths is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.