Why Reed Smith?
With offices from coast-to-coast in the US, as well as in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Reed Smith is known for its experience across a broad array of industry sectors. We offer the opportunity to be part of a team supporting the provision of global legal advice to some of the world’s largest banks and companies.
London is the largest of the Reed Smith offices with around 600 staff. Since April 2009, our entire London team has been located in a single, brand-new flagship building: The Broadgate Tower. We are delighted to be occupying the top twelve floors and the move is a key part of our commitment to providing the best possible working environment for our people. Consistent with the firm’s strategy, the London office has grown significantly over the last five years.
The firm places an emphasis on listening to its people and incorporating their ideas wherever possible. This has developed an inclusive and open culture within the firm. In addition to regular firm and departmental events, our state-of-the-art staff dining facility - ThirtyOne - provides a fantastic location with amazing views of the City of London in which staff can get together over an informal lunch or coffee throughout the day. Our initiatives on diversity and pro bono work have won awards and plaudits. In 2008, Legal Business named us Corporate Social Responsibility Law Firm of the Year. We encourage a relaxed atmosphere with a business casual dress code. We are open in communicating business progress and financial information. We want all our staff to enjoy a friendly, approachable, responsible working environment to enable everybody to reach their maximum potential.
Accounting Services: The Accounting Services team is responsible for all the accounting functions of the firm across the UK, European and Middle Eastern offices. Job roles are specialised in the areas of tax, financial and management accounting, billing, credit control, banking/legal cashiering and payroll.
Business Development: In business development we have individuals who work in specific individual practice areas as well as those in more generalist roles. We also have a marketing and communications team covering areas such as general marketing, public relations and web support and branding.
Facilities: The facilities department is responsible for providing the facilities and services required by all of our lawyers and support staff. There is a wide variety of roles across the team ranging from health and safety to document services.
Human Resources: Within the HR department at Reed Smith we have individuals in both generalist and specialist roles including Learning and Development, Employee Benefits, HR Operations and Recruitment.
Information Technology: The IT team includes technical experts who provide and maintain the firm's global IT systems. Support includes a 24*7 Helpdesk and the local teams provide desk-side support to all lawyers and staff. Training is provided to all new joiners and the department is responsible for procurement of all IT software and Hardware for the firm (including BlackBerrys, laptops, PCs and printers).
Library & Information Services: The Library works closely with all the firm’s practice groups and other support teams. It ensures the provision of current legal and business information to the lawyers and keeps them up-to-date with client, industry and geographic developments. Roles within the library include research and systems.
Legal Secretaries: As a secretary at Reed Smith there are excellent opportunities for career development and we recognise the invaluable contribution that our secretaries make to the firm.
Learning and Development
CareeRS is Reed Smith’s competency-based career development programme. Its purpose is to provide the firm's staff with the transparency, development opportunities and support they need to achieve career satisfaction and success at Reed Smith.
Learn more about CareeRS.