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Shoosmiths LLP

Shoosmiths LLP  

Legal Services | England

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, Belfast, 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.


  • Year this Office was Established: 1854
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 12
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 918


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



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

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

Claire Rowe

Claire RoweChief Executive

Sian Sadler

Sian SadlerDirector, Company Secretarial

Sophia Ward

Sophia WardLegal Executive


Are Trade Marks Fair Game for Use as Google AdWords?
Shoosmiths LLP, April 2017

This article looks at the rise of online advertising amongst brand owners and the impact on Google AdWords. Expenditure on internet advertising in the UK rose by over 15% in the second half of 2016 and is set to increase further this year. With the appetite for online and mobile advertising growing amongst brand owners, the role of Google AdWords appears to be increasing in significance. What Are AdWords? Google AdWords is an advertising service which allows advertisers to have accessible advertisements appear in Google's search results...

Insurer v Insured - Certainty is King
Shoosmiths LLP, March 2017

The Court of Appeal has provided useful insight into the meaning of the phrase 'as soon as possible' in relation to insurance policy notification obligations. How will this decision impact upon both insurers and insured parties? In Zurich Insurance plc v Maccaferri Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ. 1302, the issue before the Court of Appeal was whether the appellant insurers were entitled to reject liability under a combined product and public liability policy for an alleged breach of a notification condition precedent contained in the policy...

All articles submitted by Shoosmiths LLP


Shoosmiths partners with the FSPA to advise on Brexit
Shoosmiths LLP, June 2017

National law firm Shoosmiths has teamed up with the Federation of Sports and Play Associations (FSPA) to provide crucial guidance throughout the UK’s Brexit negotiations. As the voice of the UK sports and play industries, the FSPA will liaise with the UK government helping to ensure the best outcomes for its 500 member businesses. Jane Montgomery, Managing Director of the FSPA, comments: ‘The sports and play trade shares many of the same worries as every other sector - like the possible introduction of new tariffs. However, our members also have some very specific concerns around the alignment of UK standards and regulations with the EU...

Shoosmiths advises LDC on £11m investment into leading global medical communications group
Shoosmiths LLP, June 2017

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised LDC, the UK’s leading mid-market private equity investor, on its latest investment into Lucid Group Communications, a global specialist provider of strategic medical communications services to world leading pharmaceutical companies. LDC completed an £11million minority investment into the group which has offices in London, Beaconsfield and New York City. Founded in 2007, the group provides medical education, medical communication, strategic consultancy and digital services to drive better disease and patient management...

All press submitted by Shoosmiths LLP

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