Careers in our London Office
Based in the heart of the City our London office provides a wealth of opportunities for experienced lawyers and business services professionals to build rewarding careers in a truly international law firm.
Our London office is located in CityPoint, a landmark building in London’s world renowned financial and insurance district that offers easy access to shops, cafés, bars and restaurants as well as gyms, swimming pools and sports grounds.
Providing a bright, airy environment to work in and a subsidised staff restaurant, Simmons & Simmons’ London office is also home to one of the finest corporate art collections of its kind.
- Legal Practice Areas
The largest office in our international network, our London office reflects the overall firm structure: it is divided into four large international practice groups, each comprised of a number of core practice groups, as follows:
Being based in one of Simmons & Simmons’ London practice groups means being part of a truly international and integrated network. As a qualified lawyer you will have the chance to both experience and play an active role in regular international group meetings, cross group training and social events, including international group retreats, as well as consider secondment opportunities to other offices and international clients. We encourage our lawyers to not only refer business across practice groups in the London office, especially through our sector focus, but also encourage them to attend regular meetings with their international colleagues, creating a genuine, truly international culture.
We aim to be a first choice law firm for clients in the world’s fastest growing industries. For more information about our approach please see our sector focus.
Opportunities for qualified lawyers to join Simmons & Simmons and develop their career in London may arise in both a fee-earning and a knowledge-based capacity. Please see profiles to learn more about some of our qualified lawyers in London and around the network and to understand more about why they chose Simmons & Simmons and how their careers have developed at the firm.
- Business Services
Opportunities for business services professionals to join Simmons & Simmons and develop their career in London may arise both in our central departments and in our legal practice areas where you may be aligned specifically to a practice group or sector.
Please see business services professionals for more information about our business support teams. See our profiles for examples of our business services professionals in London and around the international network.
- Rewards and Benefits
We offer a generous rewards package in line with our position as a leading international law firm.
A wide range of benefits are on offer to eligible employees in our London office via our flexible benefits programme. These may be funded by the firm or will be available to purchase at a discounted and competitive rate. Benefits on offer at Simmons & Simmons include: Group Flexible Retirement Plan, Private Medical Insurance, Free GP Visits, Gym subsidy, Life assurance, Emergency Care Service, Childcare Vouchers, Season Ticket Loan, Music Lessons and a subsidised staff restaurant.
It is important to Simmons & Simmons that we support the local communities that we operate in and all our employees have the opportunity to participate in a number of corporate responsibility initiatives, including our mentoring programmes or reading at local schools.
As part of our commitment to an inclusive and diverse environment, we believe it is important to provide people with the support networks they need in order to flourish and the opportunity to come together with like minded people. The London office is home to a number of such networks at any one time including:
- Christians in Simmons
- International Islamic Community
- Jewish network
- LGBT network
- The Number One Club (Women's network)
For more information please see our networks.
We want people to enjoy working together at Simmons & Simmons and that means creating the opportunity to get to know your colleagues and have fun, as well as working together. Whilst individual groups and departments will have their own events, our Sports and Social Committee “SandS” arranges regular London social events which are always well attended by our lawyers and business services teams alike.
Sports and social clubs
Simmons & Simmons boasts a number of successful sports and social clubs from football, rugby, netball, cricket, and softball to the chess club. There is also the chance to join in organised golf days, skiing trips, the running club or the theatre group, depending on what interests you’d like to explore.
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