Senior Associate or Partner

Experience level: Advanced
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: Restructuring & Insolvency
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 team of skilled national insolvency and restructuring lawyers has a broad range of experience across the full spectrum of insolvency and restructuring, including property issues, with particular emphasis on supporting insolvency practitioners, banks and asset based lenders. We provide advice to company directors and businesses operating with financial difficulties, providing bespoke and innovative solutions. We recognise that in insolvency scenarios our clients will need urgent practical advice, which is why we pride ourselves on our fast response times, offering constructive, commercial and clear advice in a straightforward manner, to provide clients with solutions tailored to their objectives.

As well as specialising in non-contentious insolvency issues, we can also help with insolvency litigation, acting for insolvency practitioners and creditors in recovering funds through the use of corporate and insolvency legislation.

Our National team is very highly regarded, our Division Head, James Keates has become well known as a leading “go to” lawyer for advice on CVAs, particularly in the retail sector, having advised a number of retailers on CVAs over the last 12 months, regularly acting for household retail clients.

We are looking to further strengthen our Corporate Restructuring and Advisory team with the addition of an ambitious Senior Associate or Junior Partner who will lead our London practice and be instrumental in driving its growth and development. 

The role

Working closely with our national Corporate Restructuring and Advisory team, we would expect you to have a client base to complement our current practice which focuses on advising banks, insolvency practitioners, private equity holders and asset based lenders on all matters arising from distressed lending, corporate recovery and insolvency.       

You will have an established track record advising on all elements of non-contentious corporate restructuring and recovery, and be experienced in leading and supervising on a range of restructuring work from start to finish. You will also be committed to supporting our team growth by actively leading and facilitating a variety of business development initiatives. 

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.