Samantha is a talent attraction specialist with a fresh outlook on finding innovative solutions to problems. She fosters great relationships, working collaboratively with colleagues across the business and seeks out opportunities to develop relationships with key influencers. 
As a result she adds value to the whole legal profession, and has been invited to speak at a number of graduate recruitment & development events to share her knowledge with peers. She has a talent for marketing and social engagement, enabling the firm to win numerous awards. 
Samantha's primary role at Shoosmiths since joining in 2010 is managing the trainee solicitor programme - including the attraction, assessment, selection and development of the firm's trainee solicitors. Samantha also manages the online community pages and social media accounts for the recruitment team which you can find at

Samantha is a member of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and the Institute of Student Employers (ISE).


  • Featured in "Inside one of the most followed law firm grad rec Instagram accounts" Legal Cheek 2023
  • Featured in "What is the real ROI on legal influencing" - Modern Lawyer 2022
  • Speaker "How to attract talent in a digital age" - Graduate Recruitment & Development Conference 2019
  • Speaker "Using digital for attraction" - Institute for Student Employers' Annual Conference 2019
  • Featured in "International Women's Day" - The Unicorn Project Blog 2019


Shoosmiths has been recognised for its early career opportunities and graduate recruitment practices at The AllAboutLaw Awards 2023 in the following categories:

  • Best Access to Lawyers - Winner
  • Most Popular Virtual Event - Winner
  • Most Engaging Law Firm - Recognised Excellence
  • Most Engaging Event - Recognised Excellence
  • Most Popular Law Firm - Recognised Excellence

Winner of the following awards

  • "Best law firms for WFH" by Legal Cheek 2022
  • "Best 100 student employers" by Rate My Placement 2022 - 2023
  • "Best Social Media" by AllAboutLaw 2017 & 2018
  • Top 100 employer - Ranked in The National Undergraduate Awards 2011 - 2018
  • Top 300 employer - Ranked in The Guardian UK 300 2011 - 2018
  • "Best Trainer" by 2013 - 2016
  • "Commendation for Diversity"  by 2015
  • "Best Graduate Employer" by Legal Week 2014

Shortlisted for innovation in attracting candidates using #ShoosmithsLIVE

  • "Best Use of Social Media" by Legal Cheek 2019
  • "Best Use of Social Media" by TARGETjobs 2019
  • "Best Recruiter" by 2019


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