Solicitor - NQ+

Term:Permanent

Working hours:Full-time

Team:Property Litigation

Location:Milton Keynes

The firm

We have over 1650 employees in 13 locations across the UK and are 5* in the Diversity League. There’s no secret to our growth over recent years to become a £137m+ turnover firm. Clients, whether individuals or organisations, love working with Shoosmiths people because of the way we work and the results we consistently deliver for them. Our values guide our behaviour, and our behaviour defines our culture. We have just four values and like all the best and most effective things in life, they are simple: pulling together, talking business sense, being within reach and responsive and taking initiative.

The firm

We have over 1650 employees in 13 locations across the UK and are 5* in the Diversity League. There’s no secret to our growth over recent years to become a £137m+ turnover firm. Clients, whether individuals or organisations, love working with Shoosmiths people because of the way we work and the results we consistently deliver for them. Our values guide our behaviour, and our behaviour defines our culture. We have just four values and like all the best and most effective things in life, they are simple: pulling together, talking business sense, being within reach and responsive and taking initiative.

The team

With one of the largest property litigation practices in the UK, we are able to assist clients in all areas of landlord and tenant litigation, and in any real estate dispute. Our clients include household names in the retail and leisure sectors, investment landlords, developers of both commercial and residential land, local authorities, and other public bodies.

The department is headed up by Nick Shepherd with a mix of Partners, Senior Associates, Associates, Solicitors and Paralegals who are spread across our Birmingham, Nottingham, Milton Keynes, Manchester, Leeds and Thames Valley offices.    

To read more about the team, please click on the below link -

https://www.shoosmiths.co.uk/expertise/services/real-estate/real-estate-disputes

The team

With one of the largest property litigation practices in the UK, we are able to assist clients in all areas of landlord and tenant litigation, and in any real estate dispute. Our clients include household names in the retail and leisure sectors, investment landlords, developers of both commercial and residential land, local authorities, and other public bodies.

The department is headed up by Nick Shepherd with a mix of Partners, Senior Associates, Associates, Solicitors and Paralegals who are spread across our Birmingham, Nottingham, Milton Keynes, Manchester, Leeds and Thames Valley offices.    

To read more about the team, please click on the below link -

https://www.shoosmiths.co.uk/expertise/services/real-estate/real-estate-disputes

The role

This opening presents you with a real opportunity to work within a team that has a great national presence. You won’t just be another number that will get lost in the team, it will be quite the opposite where you will gain exposure to the big-ticket clients and complex matters and have the support and training available to help you to further your career.

What are we looking for?

Ideally, we are looking for someone with a minimum of 1 year’s experience however will be open to considering applications from NQs who have completed a seat in this area of law. You will have a hard-working attitude and demonstrate a great passion and enthusiasm.

Why should you apply?

If you really want your career to take off, then we'd like you to consider joining us. We're a firm with the scale, stature and clients to provide you with the quality and variety of work and opportunities for development that you need to grow your career and rewards.

We provide a demanding, stimulating and rewarding environment. You'll be working with people who thrive on being pro-active, bringing energy and ideas to make a real difference to clients. You'll be expected to make things happen and take the initiative from day one.

 What our clients say

“Shoosmiths LLP’s team is prompt, efficient, courteous and knowledgeable.” 
Property litigation, Legal 500 2018

“I find Shoosmiths’ strength to be their staff, who are approachable, organised and practical.”
Real Estate Litigation, Chambers 2018

“Shoosmiths LLP has a client-focused team that always strives to put the client at the centre of everything that it does.”

Legal 500

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.

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