Careers with us

Wake Smith is a progressive, friendly and forward thinking firm looking for exceptional people to join our already exceptional team.

We can offer excellent career opportunities to Solicitors, aspiring graduates and business support professionals in an environment that is both challenging and rewarding. If you are a talented, pro-active and client focused individual looking for a new opportunity with a leading Sheffield based firm, we would love to hear from you.

Why Choose Wake Smith?

✓   Friendly and forward thinking law firm

✓   Multi-accredited  (IIP, CQS, Lexcel) with a large and varied client base

✓   Varied career opportunities including for entry level positions, solicitors, aspiring graduates and business support professionals

✓   Social, warm and welcoming staff and culture

✓   Approachable and friendly teams that are always happy to help (at all levels)

✓   Commitment to continuous development and progression including training and career pathways

✓   Various working groups to drive improvements including groups of staff focused on communication & wellbeing

✓   Opportunities to network and meet new people

✓   Committed to the environment and to reducing environmental impact including paperless approach

Benefits at Wake Smith

Flexible & Hybrid Working   Centrally Located Office Icon   Enhanced Holiday Entitlement Icon

Enhanced Pension Contributions Icon Family Orientated Policies Death In Service Benefit

Enhanced Company Sick Pay Icon    Confidential Advice & Support Icon Wellbeing Initiatives Icon

Discounted Memberships Icon Discounted Legal Fees Icon  Free Tea & Coffee Icon

Training & Development

All heads of Department take an active role in training and development, supporting staff to develop and progress.

Director Mike Doherty heads up the training and development needs of our trainee solicitors in his capacity as our dedicated Training Principal.

We have defined career pathways in place to underpin progression from Solicitor to Director and other routes also available for our dedicated support staff. 

Our approach to training and development has successfully steered and supported many employees to attain qualifications and achieve progression via formal qualification routes and internal moves. 

To find out more about our Training Contract opportunities click here. 

Speculative applications

If there isn't a suitable opportunity available for you right now, please feel free to send your CV to [email protected] and we will gladly consider you for future roles as and when they arise.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of enquiries we receive, unsolicited approaches from recruitment agencies will not be considered.

Please click here to view our Recruitment Privacy Notice.

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