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SHOOSMITHS commits to increase diversity with Aspiring Solicitors

Shoosmiths becomes the latest firm to commit to increase diversity in the legal profession with Aspiring Solicitors.

This is what they had to say about their collaboration with Aspiring Solicitors:

“Shoosmiths is a leading national commercial law firm with teams working collaboratively across 11 UK offices.  We recognise that accessing a career in law can be a challenge for many individuals, so we are committed to making positive changes to help candidates shine at each stage of their career. We are excited about our partnership with Aspiring Solicitors who will support us to widen access to a career in law, for the whole profession. Our ambition is to have a workforce that reflects our local communities. We actively seek and support people who have the talent and potential to help us thrive – regardless of their background, beliefs and circumstances. Because at Shoosmiths, we believe that makes good business sense.”

Shoosmiths will be marking their Affiliate membership with Aspiring Solicitors with an event in their Birmingham offices on 28 November 2016.  To apply, please see below.


This interactive event will give you an insight into our practice areas and clients, our training contract and the skills you need to develop to become a successful solicitor. The event is packed with opportunities for you to meet our people, build relationships and includes valuable advice for your training contract application. It’s set to be one of the most enjoyable careers events you’ve been to!

We will be serving lunch at the beginning of the event, so please do inform us about any dietary requirements you may have.

Please note we do not serve alcohol at any of our graduate recruitment events.


12pm Welcome

12.30pm Lunch & Networking

1.30pm Understanding How We Screen Applications

2pm “My Journey”

2.15pm Commercial Awareness Workshop

3.15pm Refreshments

3.30pm “Ask Us Anything” Q & A panel

4.15pm What Health & Wellbeing means to Shoosmiths

4.45pm Wrap-up

5pm Close


To be eligible for this event you must be:

  • an Aspiring Solicitors member
  • be a penultimate-year law student, or a final-year law or non-law student at any university.
  • on track to achieve or have secured a 2.1 in any degree subject.

How to apply?

To apply for this event, please click HERE.