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Shoosmiths LLP

Shoosmiths LLP  

Legal Services | England

http://www.shoosmiths.co.uk/
tel: +44 207 305 5692 | fax: +44 37 0086 3001
Witan Gate House | Milton Keynes | MK9 1SH | England


Shoosmiths LLP's Overview

Shoosmiths LLP is a major UK law firm with 166 partners and operates from a network of more than 1,400 personnel. Our offices in Basingstoke, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Nottingham, Reading and Southampton, work together as one national team.

Our client list speaks volumes for the quality of our lawyers and the experience they provide. From Hewlett-Packard to Krispy Kreme and property developers to some of the UK's largest banks, we work with a growing number of the FTSE 250 and some of the world's most exciting and ambitious growth businesses.

There's no secret to our growth over recent years to become a £107m turnover firm. Clients love dealing with Shoosmiths’ people because of the way we work and the results we consistently deliver for them. You don't have to take our word for it, many of our clients are happy to talk on our behalf, e.g. "I am hugely impressed by Shoosmiths dedication to client service; what a breath of fresh air!" Kim Romero - Vice President, EMEA Shaw + Scott.

We work to a simple formula: a can do ethos, values that are much more than words on paper, and the agility to find the best way for each individual client - whether that's ways of working, pricing structures or innovative ideas that make a real commercial difference.

To find out more about the way we work, how we're constantly listening to our clients and acting on that feedback through our innovative account management structure, please visit the Shoosmiths client experience: http://www.shoosmiths.co.uk/about-us/the-shoosmiths-client-experience-256.aspx.

Shoosmiths has achieved significant recognition for encouraging diversity in the legal profession, being the first UK legal practice to gain a Gold standard Equality Assured Recruitment (EQA) accreditation and topping the Black Solicitors Network Diversity League Table on several occasions. More recently the graduate recruitment team accepted the Commendation for Diversity by LawCareers.net (LCN) in 2015.

Shoosmiths was named "UK Law Firm of the Year" in the British Legal Awards 2015.

http://www.shoosmiths.co.uk

  • Year this Office was Established: 1854
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 11
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 918

Notable

Areas of Practice
  • Banking & finance
  • Commercial contracts
  • Construction & engineering
  • Corporate
  • Data protection
  • Debt recovery
  • Employment
  • EU & competition law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Litigation & disputes
  • Media & creative industries
  • Pensions
  • Planning
  • Private client
  • Property litigation
  • Real estate
  • Regulatory & compliance
  • Restructuring & insolvency
  • Tax
  • Technology
Professionals

Partners

Associates

Sarah Andrews

Sarah AndrewsAssociate

Siobhan Atkin

Siobhan AtkinSenior Associate

Richard Baker

Richard BakerSenior Associate


Claire Ball

Claire BallAssociate

Lucy Barry

Lucy BarryAssociate


Cara Beveridge

Cara BeveridgeSenior Associate

Elliot Bishop

Elliot BishopSenior Associate

Matthew Bridger

Matthew BridgerSenior Associate


Iain Butler

Iain ButlerSenior Associate


Jill Davies

Jill DaviesAssociate

Kiran Dhesi

Kiran DhesiAssociate

Jenny Dorricott

Jenny DorricottSenior Associate


Vicki Duvivie

Vicki DuvivieAssociate


Simon Fennell

Simon FennellSenior Associate


Claire Hayes

Claire HayesAssociate

Jason Hill

Jason HillAssociate

Sian Hoare

Sian HoareAssociate


Sarah Ingram

Sarah IngramAssociate

Julia Ishak

Julia IshakSenior Associate

Richard Lester

Richard LesterAssociate Equivalent


Laura Limpus

Laura LimpusAssociate

Suzanne Love

Suzanne LoveSenior Associate

Sarah Lovell

Sarah LovellSenior Associate


Sherif Malak

Sherif MalakAssociate

Pamela Morris

Pamela MorrisAssociate


Timothy Moss

Timothy MossSenior Associate

Victoria Murray

Victoria MurraySenior Associate

Naomi Neville

Naomi NevilleAssociate


Sajel Patel

Sajel PatelAssociate

Simon Pestell

Simon PestellSenior Associate


Carl Piercy

Carl PiercyAssociate Equivalent

Jessica Ready

Jessica ReadyAssociate


Rachel Reeves

Rachel ReevesSenior Associate

Carl Schaffer

Carl SchafferSenior Associate


Kunjan Sembhi

Kunjan SembhiAssociate

Simon Shoefield

Simon ShoefieldSenior Associate

Lisa Sigalet

Lisa SigaletAssociate


Matthew Stimson

Matthew StimsonSenior Associate

Emily Stocker

Emily StockerAssociate


Paul Weeks

Paul WeeksAssociate

Jonathan Witt

Jonathan WittSenior Associate


Rubina Zaidi

Rubina ZaidiAssociate


Key Support Personnel

Helen-Marie Duff

Helen-Marie DuffPersonal Assistant

Paul Eccles

Paul EcclesHead of Commercial Insurance

Joanne Joyce

Joanne JoyceAssociate


Hilary Keeping

Hilary KeepingLegal Executive

Claire Rowe

Claire RoweChief Executive

Sian Sadler

Sian SadlerDirector, Company Secretarial


Andrew Smith

Andrew SmithDebt Recovery Consultant

Sophia Ward

Sophia WardLegal Executive

Articles

Look to the Fuchsia
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2016

A recent case has demonstrated the importance of inspecting the boundaries of a property before buying it. Solicitors will generally advise a client buying a property to carry out an inspection beforehand, to check that nothing unusual is revealed. Typical issues that might be spotted are boundaries that do not follow the Land Registry's title plan and gaps in a fence suggesting that third parties are using the property as a short cut. But in an extreme case, like this one, the potential buyer might even spot that someone else is claiming ownership of part of the property. The case, Trevallion v Watmore, concerned two adjoining properties in Sandown, Isle of Wight...

Designers Beware - You Can Lose the Right to Use Your Own Name
Shoosmiths LLP, August 2016

The most recent example of a fashion designer losing the right to use his/her name came about this week. Karen Millen lost her court battle to challenge the agreement reached after the sale of her business to Baugur for £95m in 2004 which stated that she could not use her name in business in the future.Even her offer of using her name in a different sector was rejected by the court as it felt there would be too much confusion between the current fashion brand and whatever new business Ms Millen set up.This case follows a long line of identical cases where the designer has been unable to overturn a clause in a sale agreement stating they cannot use their name in business in the future...

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Press

Shoosmiths Advises London & Regional Properties on Further Holiday Inn Express Acquisition
Shoosmiths LLP, March 2017

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised global property investment company London & Regional Properties on its acquisition of the Holiday Inn Express business and property in Portsmouth. Previously a Hilton Hotel, the property has undergone an extensive refurbishment in the last 12 months. Having acquired a large portfolio from Atlas Hotels last year which included 46 Holiday Inn Express hotels, London & Regional Properties continues to grow its budget accommodation brand with this latest acquisition. The Shoosmiths team was led by corporate partner Ben Turner with associate Georgina Gurnhill assisting...

Shoosmiths Scores a Hat-Trick with Third Motor Finance Awards Title
Shoosmiths LLP, March 2017

National law firm Shoosmiths has been named Legal Provider of the Year for the third consecutive year at the Motor Finance Europe Awards 2017. Taking the title since the awards began in 2015, Shoosmiths’ has been recognised for its continued excellence in the Motor Finance sector. The team beat off stiff competition to be presented with the accolade at the awards ceremony, held at the Westin Hotel in Frankfurt on the 16th March as part of the annual Motor Finance Conference. The awards ceremony recognised achievements in the European motor finance industry over the previous 12 months...

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