Could you be the one for us?

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.

Current Vacancies

Here are our current vacancies. Select an opportunity to read the full job description. To apply, please complete the form and attach your CV.


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.

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.

I have always found Smith Partnership a diverse and inclusive place to work for all ages, I am 21 years old and have been given the opportunity to complete a 3 year management apprenticeship, to study through the firm accompanying my current job. My team are very supportive and push me to excel and grow.

- Employee, Smith Partnership

The partners and managers lead by example and teamworking and communications are strong, aiming at providing the best possible service to clients. People feel valued and appreciated and encouraged to come up with ideas for development.

- [Extract taken from Smith Partnership’s 2023 Lexcel audit]

Team members were quick to welcome new people, and new people welcomed the openness, friendliness, and general helpfulness of their team.

- [Extract taken from Smith Partnership’s 2022 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.