Associate/Senior Associate

PQE: 4 years +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: DRC - Litigation
Location: Milton Keynes, Birmingham, 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 litigation services team have highly skilled specialists with the expertise to solve whatever contentious problem you are facing. We have over 260 litigation legal advisers based across the UK.

We cover a broad range of specialisms including commercial litigation, contract disputes, fraud, professional negligence, public procurement challenges, insurance, IT, and lending and banking disputes.

The role

An opportunity has arisen for a Commercial Litigation Associate to join us in the Milton Keynes office to handle a broad range of commercial disputes.

The Litigation Services team is based across several locations but works nationally as one, with support required cross office and practice group. The team is well known for the responsibility, client contact and freedom it gives to its legal advisers. The team has consistently promoted lawyers year on year.

Our preferred candidate will be an ambitious and bright general commercial litigator with training from a reputable practice.  We want to hear from candidates in the local market or those considering relocating to the area. We would also be interested to hear from candidates in other locations who would be open to spending some of their week working in or alongside the team in Milton Keynes.

This role would suit an existing associate looking for greater responsibility or a solicitor looking for the next step up in their career.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable with running their cases independently, managing client relationships and providing supervision to juniors and working along national lines. You will be responsible for driving the team forward in Milton Keynes and working along national lines. 

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.