Meet our people

Different makes us who we are

Exceptional technical capabilities are expected among our lawyers, but we look for people who reflect what makes us different.

All of our people are spirited, talented and embody the entrepreneurial quality that sets them apart from other lawyers. Our clients expect unrivalled technical expertise, but they demand advisers who can deliver it with commercial relevance.  Our people match the ambition of the firm and this is why finding the right talent and nurturing it, lies at the very core of our culture.

We look for people who don’t think like lawyers, we look for people who are excited about being different; those who want to move quickly; embrace change and grab every opportunity with both hands.

Being technically excellent is great, but does it make you different?

How Shakespeare Martineau is different?

Lawyers are the lifeblood of our business but we aren’t just a law firm. Our clients require robust business consultancy that is grounded in the letter of the law but not limited to it. We have increasing demand for talent that spans the diverse mix of business advice that our clients require, forming a dynamic assortment of people who are specialist not generalists.

We act as our clients’ lawyers, support system, honest friend, devil’s advocate, business adviser, trusted partner and commercial confidante.

How to impress us...

Show us you are different, show us how, show us what makes you spirited, how you are entrepreneurial and what makes your talent better than your legal counterparts. And when you show us, show us differently.

Showcase practical know-how, bring bags of personality and proof of your achievements and you can’t go far wrong.

How have you made a positive difference to your clients? Have you done anything to help within the community? And finally, are you committed to your development as well as the development of others you work with?

You may be a lawyer, but how are you different...?

Find out more about some of our people...



Paul Wakefield


Peter Dilks



"The dedication and commitment of Shakespeare Martineau
throughout the process helped to create, and preserve,
value for the shareholders."

Roger Crosse, Managing Director, POS Direct Ltd