Careers

We are team Paris Smith. Investing in our people and supporting their career development is at the heart of our vision as a firm. Joining Paris Smith means joining a firm that will both support and challenge you.

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Why work for Paris Smith?

We are a law firm with a clear vision of the future. We understand and adapt to the ever increasing demands and pressures on businesses and individuals. 

We are one of the largest independent regional law firms in central southern England with over 50 partners and employing nearly 200 staff. 

As a full service law firm, Paris Smith has seven main group practices: corporate and commercial including IP/IT and banking & finance, commercial property & planning, employment, dispute resolution & regulatory, family, wills trusts and estates and conveyancing. 

Each of our clients is supported by a specialist team of solicitors with superb industry knowledge and technical ability. We commit to fully understanding what our clients need from us and work together to help them achieve their ambitions.

Working for Paris Smith, you will receive a competitive salary along with a comprehensive range of benefits, including:

  • 26 days holiday (increasing by 1 day per 1 year of service up to a maximum of 30 days) plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme membership
  • Private medical insurance (subject to eligibility)
  • Life assurance cover
  • Personal accident cover
  • Discounted legal fees
  • Eyecare vouchers

 

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Progression and development

At the core of Paris Smith’s purpose as a firm is a belief and a commitment to enabling its staff, its clients and the communities which the firm serves, to thrive.

The Paris Smith Career Development & Leadership Academy has been developed to ensure that all staff at Paris Smith have the opportunity to:

  • be the best version of themselves;
  • to optimise their talents; and
  • to find their work rewarding and fulfilling.

The Academy provides relevant, expert and inspiring management and leadership learning and development support led by very experienced coaching professionals. There are a range of programmes and qualifications for partners and staff across the whole firm from senior leaders and lawyers to business support and administration teams.

Sessions on offer include:

  • Commercial acumen
  • Personal management and effectiveness
  • Business development and marketing
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Effective communication building client relationships

Work-life balance

Paris Smith recognises how important having a work-life balance is. We have a staff led social committee whose role is to organise various staff events throughout the year, in addition to the seasonal events such as summer and Christmas parties which form part of the social calendar. These events include quizzes, summer BBQs, bowling, private cinema trips and escape rooms. There are also sports teams which you can get involved in should you wish. 

We are committed to supporting staff wellbeing. We have appointed mental health first aiders across teams and other services are available such as external wellbeing support. There are also events and initiatives for staff throughout the year such as a wellbeing week and various workshops.


Working at Paris Smith

Watch our video where our Senior Partner and Managing Partner, along with staff members talk about our culture and what it’s like to work at Paris Smith.

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