Could we be the one for you?

With our progressive culture and supportive teams, Smith Partnership is a great place to work. Add to this the fact that we are a leading law firm dealing with a wide range of diverse, complex and interesting cases and joining us becomes even more appealing.


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Smith Partnership request that recruitment agencies do not speculatively submit CVs to us unless explicitly asked to do so by our HR team.

Any CVs sent to us on a speculative basis will not be recognised and we will not accept liability for any fee or commission should we subsequently employ a candidate who applied to us directly or was introduced by another agency, that may also have been submitted speculatively by an uninstructed agency.

In the event that an agency's correspondence includes a disclaimer indicating otherwise, our policy above will prevail.

Current Vacancies

Here are our current vacancies. Select an opportunity to read the full job description. Applications strictly via email enclosing a current CV and covering letter to

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Why should you work with us?

Our 230 staff are employed across our East Midlands offices, with the most at our Derby head office. We pride ourselves on our straight-forward, jargon free approach when dealing with clients and their cases and this approach also defines our workplace culture which is welcoming, friendly and committed to excellence. We have been recognised for our commitment to developing and supporting our staff. In fact, from the initial induction into the business, every member of staff embarks on a personal development plan with the aim of helping them to reach their full potential.

Couldn’t find an open opportunity?

We’d still love to hear from you if you believe you could be a valuable addition to our team.

Don't take our word for it. See what our experts say about working at Smith Partnership

With plenty of opportunity for growth, Smith Partnership is an exciting and dynamic place to work.

Succession planning remains a priority for the firm and people continue to be developed and promoted from within, with external appointments made when necessary. 

- [Extract taken from Smith Partnership’s 2024 Lexcel audit]

People interviewed felt that communications, always a strength of the firm, continued to work well.

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Hybrid working is now well established and thought to be working well, although many people interviewed prefer to be largely office based and this has benefits for knowledge sharing, training and innovation.

- [Extract taken from Smith Partnership’s 2024 Lexcel audit]

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Work Experience

While we appreciate that workplace experience is the best way to kick-start your career, regrettably due to data protection and client confidentially, something we take very seriously, we are unable to offer any form of work experience, vacation schemes, seasonal or voluntary placements at any of our offices.