PQE: 3 years +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: Corporate
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 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 who are regularly recommended by clients for their reputation, personalities and outstanding expertise.

We advise a broad range of companies, funds, management teams, investors and debt providers through the business life cycle, covering start-up and early-stage development funding rounds in the VC space through to general M&A activity for corporates, funds and management teams.

Our highly regarded London team covers the full range of Corporate transactions, with a particular specialism in VC deals within the technology sector.     


The role

Our corporate team in London has grown over the last 6 months and is continuing to do so, therefore we are looking for a driven and ambitious Associate to join the team and play a part in its on-going success. The team has a clear growth strategy, which means that for the right candidate there is a very exciting opportunity for real career progression within a dynamic and fast-moving team.

In this role you will be able to take ownership of smaller transactions, as well as working with the Partners on larger, more complex matters. The core focus of the work will have a VC element but you will also have exposure to a broader range of corporate work, including M&A, ECM, private equity, joint ventures and re-organisations.

Given the above, candidates should have strong VC experience and be comfortable working within the technology sector.

We pride ourselves in providing the best client experience and believe that all members of the team have an important part to play in building great client relationships. You will therefore be encouraged to take part in a variety of client and BD activities from the outset.    

The team is dynamic and vibrant with an incredible team spirit and we are looking for an equally enthusiastic lawyer to help us achieve our exciting growth plans.

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.