Closing date: 17/06/2019
PQE: 1-2
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: Real Estate
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 Real Estate group is one of the largest real estate teams in the UK, advising an impressive range of clients including commercial and residential developers, investors, major corporate occupiers and banks/funders. Offering exceptional market knowledge the team holds an outstanding reputation with clients and the market generally. “Clients are full of admiration for this team, noting it combines outstanding technical expertise with a “very” responsive service” (Chambers).

The role

The role will sit within our growing development and investment team. We have a diverse client base in the team and work be varied, including corporate support/co-counsel work, landlord and tenant, investment and development matters. This is a great opportunity for an Assistant Solicitor to experience a wide variety of work and exposure to a broad range of clients from different sectors.


Within our internal competency framework, we consider this a level 2 competency role.

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.