Experience level: Entry level
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: Construction
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 team provides clients with rapid, concise and efficient legal and commercial advice. We advise on all contentious and non-contentious issues affecting the sector. Our exceptional list of clients speaks volumes as it is spread across a multitude of sectors including; developers, contractors, industry professionals, insurers, public sector bodies, sub-contractors, banks and other financial institutions.

The existing team has a wide range of experience with most of our partners and team members having previously worked in-house for major industry players.

The role

The successful candidate will be assisting the national team with a variety of tasks within non-contentious matters. 

Main responsibilities

Tasks will include but are not limited to:                              

  • Assisting the legal advisors in the department with various Construction matters, with the emphasis on non-contentious work
  • Document production, amending, tracking and producing agreements
  • Printing and binding final documents
  • Communicating effectively and confidently with clients
  • Recording time and working towards billing targets set within the Construction team.
  • Provide wider Admin support as and when required
  • Assisting with various other tasks as required.
Skills and qualifications
  • Degree/ILEX qualified, (LPC desirable)
  • Self confidence and ability to demonstrate initiative and be seen as a role model
  • Ability to grasp things quickly and easily.
  • Calm under pressure with ability to find solutions
  • Enthusiastic with a positive, can do attitude
  • Good working knowledge of various applications – word, excel, outlook, digital dictation
  • Taking care and attention into all correspondence and documentation
  • Flexible with the ability to adapt to change, new practices and cope under pressure
  • Excellent presentation skills reflected in their work
  • A methodical and organised approach with keen attention paid to every detail
  • Good organisational skills to ensure that the tasks are effectively scheduled within working time available, and that urgent work is completed and returned within the specified timescales.
  • Friendly and helpful approach to dealing with queries
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise, be organised and efficient
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Able to integrate within a team as well as working on ones own initiative
  • Ability to deliver a quality service to both internal and external clients.
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.