Welcome to our careers page 

This is where we post the most current career opportunities we have on offer.  These opportunities will be based in one of our three offices, located in Shirley, Sheldon and Birmingham City Centre.

Benefits Sydney Mitchell can offer you:

  • Working for an extremely well established legal firm - in operation for over 250 years
  • Group Stakeholder Pension Scheme with Scottish Widows. Access to a tax efficient salary sacrifice option
  • Access to a travel scheme - Purchase annual travel cards at a reduced cost
  • Healthcare plan - Financial assistance towards a range of healthcare including optical, dental and counselling
  • Access to a Childcare Voucher Scheme - The option to sacrifice part of your salary to receive Tax and NI free childcare
  • 25 days holiday (2 to be taken at Christmas/New Year) plus public holidays
  • Flexible holiday purchase / sale scheme


Current Job Vacancies


Private Client Solicitor

We have an opportunity at our Shirley Office, for a Private Client Fee Earner with a minimum of 5 years post qualification experience, reporting to the Head of Department.  More senior candidates will be considered and candidates with contacts or clients to bring will be given priority but this is not essential.

The role:

  • To  handle private client work including complex wills, trusts and probates coming into Shirley office.
  • To generate new clients.
  • To generate new work from existing client case, including cross selling or private client work by other departments and to reciprocate where possible.
  • To identify and secure new and existing sources of work for the firm from intermediaries, brokers or businesses operating in the professional sector e.g. banks, accountants, IFA's etc.

If you are interested in this opportunity please forward your cv to Sarah Archer, Finance Partner, 346 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull B90 3DN or by email to s.archer@sydneymitchell.co.uk


We are looking to recruit 2 Senior Lawyers to join busy teams at our Shirley and Birmingham City Centre Offices

Sydney Mitchell offers a friendly and flexible environment where lawyers can develop their client base and skill set in an organisation that fosters a team approach with a high level of support. As BLS Law Firm of the Year 6 out of the last 10 years we work hard to make the firm a success and look after our most valuable asset – our staff.

Our support teams provide all of the back-up you will be getting at a larger firm with strong accounts, marketing, HR , IT and compliance staff.  You will be supported with your training and have access to up to date relevant online services and modern IT systems.

Our ethos is to provide great client service at all times. Many of our clients are very longstanding and much of our work comes from existing clients and recommendations. We have a strong network of professional contacts that regularly send us work.

You might be someone who has many more years’ experience who is ready to trade the daily commute for somewhere more local and long working hours to something more manageable. Maybe you are fed up with the demands of being a partner or supervisor and would prefer to go back to being client facing?  We welcome partners from other firms who want to get back to being lawyers first and foremost and we also offer a defined progression route to partnership for those with ambitions.


  • Senior Company Commercial Lawyer - Shirley

To work alongside the dispute resolution and commercial property lawyers at Shirley and in collaboration with the employment lawyers and the corporate and commercial team in the city centre.  You may have an existing client base or you may be ambitious and enthusiastic about business development.

Ideally you will have a minimum of 8 years' experience of company commercial law, preferably with some corporate experience.  You might be keen to progress within a firm of our size with partnership as your goal.


  • Senior Commercial Property Lawyer - Birmingham City Centre

This position has arisen following the retirement of a partner.  Working within the commercial property team dealing with commercial matters and assisting with the supervision of more junior staff.

Those with client contacts or a following are preferable.  This role may suit someone already at a senior level wanting to move to a flexible and less pressurised environment.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities please forward your CV and salary requirements to Sarah Archer, Finance Partner, Sydney Mitchell LLP, 346 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull B90 3DN or by email to s.archer@sydneymitchell.co.uk


Business Immigration Laywer - Birmingham City Centre

We require an experienced business immigration lawyer to join our busy immigration department which presently acts predominantly for individuals. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience dealing with business immigration matters and a proven track record in business development.   They will have the opportunity to take on all business immigration work generated from existing clients and will be supported in developing new sources of work.  A team player, who will work closely with the existing team to grow this department.

If you are interested in this opportunity please forward your cv to Sarah Archer, Finance Partner, 346 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull B90 3DN or by email to s.archer@sydneymitchell.co.uk

Part Time Estate Agency Viewer/Sales Negotiator

Working as part of a busy team based in Sheldon.  The successful candidate should be a driver with use of their own car, mileage will be paid in addition to basic salary.  Ideally you will need to have some customer service experience.

The hours will be:

  • Tuesday         9.30 am - 1.00 pm
  • Wednesday     9.30 am - 1.00 pm
  • Saturday         9.30 am - 4.00 pm   (2 Saturdays per month)

If you are interested in this opportunity please forward your CV and salary requirements by email to Phillip Light, Estate Agency Manager on p.light@sydneymitchell.co.uk or speak to Phillip direct on 0121 700 1414


Work Experience

Students often write to us with a CV in the hope of securing work experience to support their studies or as part of their career choice at school.  We are grateful for this interest and note each one.  As a firm we have resolved to ensure that we offer the best training options and therefore only have a limited number of placements available.

Currently we do not have any work experience opportunties available throughout 2020

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