Associate/Senior Associate

PQE: 6 years +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: Employment
Location: London
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 national Employment team is widely respected for providing an excellent service, providing pragmatic and timely legal advice to its highly regarded client base. The team primarily works with employer clients along with some individual advisory work and a mix of both contentious and non-contentious matters. We also have specialists in advocacy, corporate work and business immigration.

The role

We are seeking for an associate/senior associate to join our rated national network of employment experts. This is an ideal platform for an ambitious specialist to be in at the inception stage of a new team based in London and supporting other teams within the South East, particularly MK and Reading (Tier 1 in both Chambers and Legal 500).

The successful candidate will be adept to taking a first chair role on matters with demonstrable experience of handling their own caseload, corporate support work, advising on data protection matters as well as creating and delivering training would be advantageous.  Proven marketing experience would also be useful.

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.