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Devonshires has been based in the City of London for more than 150 years. In addition to our office in the City, we have offices in Leeds, Birmingham and Colchester. We are recognised in Legal 500 and Chambers UK as a medium sized niche firm, specialising in litigation & dispute resolution, banking, corporate & commercial, construction, employment, housing, real estate, projects, and property development. 

 

The foundation of our success is our focus on people, both our clients and our employees. Our roots are in social housing, having provided practical advice to the social housing sector since the early 1970s and we are ranked as a leading firm in this area. On the non-housing side, we represent large banks and financial institutions, international and national companies (from start-ups to some of the largest), insurance underwriters and brokers, regulators, insolvency practitioners, professional service providers, politicians, and individuals.

Over the past few years, we have grown significantly and now have over 200 employees. We work hard at maintaining a non-hierarchical, open-door environment so our colleagues enjoy coming to work.

Current Opportunities

Training Contracts

Applications for our 2024 Training Contract are now open. Click here to find out more on our Trainee Recruitment page.

Legal

We offer all the usual City benefits you would expect, and we have a great bonus scheme. In addition, all our solicitors are encouraged to engage directly with our clients, develop their networking skills and take an active role in business development.

Vacancies in London

Vacancies in Leeds

We have no current live vacancies.

Vacancies in Birmingham

Vacancies in Colchester

We have no current live vacancies.

For speculative enquiries for legal recruitment, please email legal.recruit@devonshires.co.uk

Applications received direct or via recruiters are required to come through HR either directly to the HR contact (if known) or using the Recruitment inbox indicated. This allows us to honour our commitments to EDI, Lexcel, and ISO27001.

Business Support

Business Support services play a significant role in our success, and we recruit into the areas listed below:

  • Accounts
  • IT
  • Human Resources
  • Facilities
  • Secretarial
  • Business Development
  • Compliance

Vacancies in London

Vacancies in Leeds

We have no current live vacancies.

Vacancies in Birmingham

We have no current live vacancies.

Vacancies in Colchester

For speculative enquires for secretarial or business support recruitment, please email support.recruit@devonshires.co.uk

Applications received direct or via recruiters are required to come through HR either directly to the HR contact (if known) or using the Recruitment inbox indicated. This allows us to honour our commitments to EDI, Lexcel, and ISO27001.

If you are applying for a vacancy direct, please ensure you have attached your CV and covering letter to the email indicated.

Trainee Recruitment

Our aim is to attract and retain high calibre Trainees who want to work with the best and be the best.

We look for Trainees who not only have keen commercial and technical qualities but those who possess outstanding individual talents and who will also be great team members and future team leaders.

We are well regarded within both the public and private sectors and we have a strong foothold in the social housing arena.

We provide an excellent training platform and are committed to providing our Trainees and all staff with the best environment in which to launch their legal career, fulfil their potential and exceed client expectations.

Click here for our Trainee recruitment page.

Diversity & Inclusion

At Devonshires, we are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to providing a workplace that fosters the development of our people, is free from discrimination, harassment, and bullying, and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

Our EDI objectives stem from our Core Values regarding our people, our clients, and our community.

  • Our Clients – To add value to our relationships, we seek to better understand our clients’ cultures and aspirations through collaboration and our diverse staff.
  • Our People – To be a successful organisation we strive to encourage diversity, provide an inclusive environment where people want to work, and ensure that they are treated fairly.
  • Our Community – Fostering partnerships with socially minded organisations to help the disadvantaged and champion causes that we are passionate about.

If you are applying for a vacancy, please ensure you have attached your CV and covering letter to the email. Please note we are only accepting CV’s from direct applicants. If you wish to apply for a vacancy, please can we ask you to complete our Diversity Monitoring questionnaire. Completed questionnaires are dealt with by a third party and in strict confidence; anonymous statistical data is provided to the firm solely to enable us to monitor the efficacy of our policies and procedures.

For more information on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion at Devonshires, including our Policies and Reports, please view our Diversity website page.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Devonshires is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to providing a workplace free from discrimination and harassment. As such all applicants, employees, partners and third parties who come into contact with us, will receive equal treatment, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We welcome all applications.

For this reason, we ask that all candidates complete the recruitment monitoring survey in complete confidence for statistical purposes in order to effectively monitor how well our Diversity procedures are working.

You can download our latest Diversity Statistics and also view our Policies on Diversity and Inclusion and Dignity at Work.

 

GDPR

GDPR compliance is also important to us and the assurance that the data of any of our applicants is kept private. Please click here to read our Data Privacy Notice explaining what data we will hold about you if you elect to apply for a position with us and how we will use and may share information during the application process. In addition to the above, you can also view our Data Protection and HR Retention Policies.