PQE: 2 years +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: TMC
Location: Milton Keynes
The firm

Shoosmiths - UK Law Firm of the Year Winner at the Legal Week British Legal Awards 2015.

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

Shoosmiths' Technology Media and Commercial team 'epitomises professionalism - they are just what in-house counsel require - very experienced; intelligent; commercially minded; and supreme negotiators'." (Legal 500).

This is just one of the many positive comments made about our exceptional TMC team. In fact we have been ranked as a top 10 law firm for commercial law by reference to the number of FTSE clients for whom we act, and have one of the largest dedicated TMC teams in the UK. Our existing TMC clients include global automotive manufacturers, FMCG suppliers, high street retailers, financial institutions, telecoms operators and new technology providers.

The role

Our Milton Keynes team is going from strength to strength and continue to grow. With a loyal and ever increasing “blue chip” client base we are looking to recruit a further technology / general commercial solicitor who will have the opportunity to develop within exceptional and innovative teams which are highly supportive on a day to day basis and value each individual’s career progression. On offer is the full spectrum of high quality work - from advising on large multinational IT and business process outsourcing projects to more routine “business as usual” commercial contracts.

Skills and qualifications

The ideal candidate will demonstrate first-rate commercial experience, outstanding client service, the ability to take responsibility and a track record of being involved in business development initiatives.

We will consider candidates offering private practice and/or in-house backgrounds.

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.