Senior Associate

PQE: 6 years +
Term: Permanent
Salary: Competitive
Working hours: Full-time (9- 5:30 Monday - Friday)
Team: Corporate
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 award winning national Corporate team, which has been ranked in the top four firms for deal volume for the past four years by Experian MarketIQ's M&A Review, is led by a team of partners widely regarded as leaders in their field and who are regularly recommended by clients for their reputation, personalities and outstanding expertise.
We advise companies, management teams, investors and debt providers through the business life cycle, from start-up and first round finance through M&A, management transactions, venture and development funding, restructuring, capital reductions, private equity funding and exits.

Our Corporate lawyers work closely with clients and other professionals to deliver a first class service for our clients to help them achieve their business aspirations. 


The role

Our Birmingham team specialise in the following areas:

M&A, Corporate Finance, Private Equity, Venture Capital and Joint Ventures

We have a UK market leading venture capital practice and increasingly strong private equity practice which operates as part of a national team advising a range of institutions and management teams. Furthermore we regularly advise on cross-border work, having undertaken recent transactions in Germany, Holland, Sweden, USA and Israel.

Our Birmingham team also has strong sector expertise in Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, Hotels and Leisure and Financial Services.

Skills and qualifications

Our ambitious Corporate team is looking to appoint an additional senior associate offering exceptional general corporate experience, ideally with some exposure to M&A, private equity and/or venture capital work (though not essential), excellent commerciality and solid business development skills.

The successful candidate will have trained with a leading city, national or regional firm and be eager to make their mark in a friendly, collegiate and award winning team. They will be a strong team player with excellent project management and supervisory skills.

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.