Term: Contract
Duration: 6 month fixed term contract
Working hours: Full-time
Team: DRC - Regulatory
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

We offer a dedicated resource across the country that can advise on a wide range of regulatory and compliance issues. The key to instructing advisers in any regulatory matter is ensuring that they can work with you, quickly understand your business, and provide advice and support that reflects your commercial offering. At Shoosmiths, our legal advisers know when to advise you to fight (for legal and commercial purposes) or when to seek a swift resolution. We know that businesses must continue to work with a whole host of regulators, long after an investigation has ended, so we help achieve this outcome; preserving and developing such working relationships. Our team of experienced regulatory specialists helps clients manage all levels of operational risk and to reduce their exposure to enforcement action by balancing pragmatic, commercial advice with the law.
Prevention is always better than cure, and you will find that our focus is on proactive advice and pre-emptive training.

The role

The role will be to work as part of our team of experienced regulatory specialists helping clients to manage all levels of operational risk and to reduce their exposure to enforcement action by balancing pragmatic, commercial advice with the law. 

The work will include being part of the team involved in reviewing documents and associated material as part of the case preparation for a number of high profile regulatory investigations.  The role will have a strong focus revieiwng the nature and relevance of evidence. The successful candidate will be a team player, with the confidence to work independently when required. 

Experience in Relativity is desirable but not essential.

Skills and qualifications
  • Ability to demonstrate a methodical and focused approach with a keen, analytical eye for detail
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills - correctly prioritising work and being aware of deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure, taking instruction easily to meet strict deadlines
  • Self-confidence and an ability to demonstrate initiative while working alone and as part of a team
  • An enthusiastic, proactive and can do attitude
  • Familiar with billing procedures and monthly reporting is preferable
  • Must be confident in using Microsoft Excel and Word
  • A law degree or equivalent and preferably completion of the LPC
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.