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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 186 partners and operates from a network of more than 1,500 personnel across all UK jurisdictions. Our offices in Basingstoke, Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Nottingham, Reading and Southampton, work together as one national team.

There's no secret to our growth over recent years to become a £116.7m 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!" - 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 firm was rated a ‘Best Employer’ for the 13th consecutive year – Legal Week, 2017.


Shoosmiths has produced a series of brief informative videos describing some of the issues overseas clients may have to bear in mind before doing business in the UK. View the videos here: http://www.shoosmiths.co.uk/about-us/doing-business-in-the-uk-12740.aspx

  • 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


Gary Assim

Gary AssimPartner

Paula Rome

Paula RomePartner

Zoe Wright

Zoe WrightPartner


Sarah Andrews

Sarah AndrewsAssociate

Siobhan Atkin

Siobhan AtkinSenior Associate

Richard Baker

Richard BakerSenior Associate

Claire Ball

Claire BallAssociate

Lucy Barry

Lucy BarryAssociate

James Benedick

James BenedickSenior Associate

Cara Beveridge

Cara BeveridgeSenior Associate

Elliot Bishop

Elliot BishopSenior Associate

Matthew Bridger

Matthew BridgerSenior Associate

Iain Butler

Iain ButlerSenior Associate

Harriet Campbell

Harriet CampbellSenior Associate

Jill Davies

Jill DaviesAssociate

Kiran Dhesi

Kiran DhesiSenior Associate

Simon Fennell

Simon FennellSenior Associate

Claire Hayes

Claire HayesAssociate

Jason Hill

Jason HillSenior Associate

Sian Hoare

Sian HoareSenior Associate

Sarah Ingram

Sarah IngramAssociate

Julia Ishak

Julia IshakSenior Associate

Richard Lester

Richard LesterAssociate Equivalent

Victoria Loughnane

Victoria LoughnaneAssociate Equivalent

Suzanne Love

Suzanne LoveSenior Associate

Sarah Lovell

Sarah LovellSenior Associate

Sherif Malak

Sherif MalakAssociate

Sara Mardell

Sara MardellAssociate

Angela Mildenhall

Angela MildenhallSenior Associate

Timothy Moss

Timothy MossSenior Associate

Victoria Murray

Victoria MurraySenior Associate

Naomi Neville

Naomi NevilleAssociate

Sajel Patel

Sajel PatelAssociate

Simon Pestell

Simon PestellSenior Associate

Jessica Ready

Jessica ReadyAssociate

Rachel Reeves

Rachel ReevesSenior Associate

Kunjan Sembhi

Kunjan SembhiSenior Associate

Simon Shoefield

Simon ShoefieldSenior Associate

Lisa Sigalet

Lisa SigaletSenior Associate

Jonathan Smart

Jonathan SmartSenior Associate

Matthew Stimson

Matthew StimsonSenior Associate

Emily Stocker

Emily StockerAssociate

Fleur Turrington

Fleur TurringtonSenior Associate

Paul Weeks

Paul WeeksSenior Associate

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


The Polluter Does Not Always Pay
Shoosmiths LLP, August 2017

  Local authorities will welcome a decision by the Court of Appeal that Powys County Council is not liable for contamination caused by a former landfill site operated by its predecessor. However, the decision is not such good news for landowners. Background Mr Price and Mrs Hardwick own a farm near Builth Wells in mid-Wales. From the early 1960s until 1993 Builth Wells Urban District Council and its successor, the Borough of Brecknock (Brecknock), operated a landfill site on part of the farm under a series of licences from Mr Price, Mrs Hardwick and their co-owner...

A New Connectivity: Revised Electronic Communications Code is Launched
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2017

  The Digital Economy Act 2017 introduces a new electronic communications code, intended to facilitate widespread connectivity and address some of the critical issues that currently beset the telecoms industry. The current electronic communications code was issued in 1984 and it was designed to facilitate the installation and maintenance of fixed line communications networks. It was extended in 2003 in recognition of the development and availability of new forms of digital technology. It has long been considered complex, out of date and unsatisfactory for landowners, operators and infrastructure providers alike...

All articles submitted by Shoosmiths LLP


Shoosmiths advises R&D company on acquisition of new sites in Russia and Netherlands and UK HQ lease regear
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2017

Real estate experts at national law firm Shoosmiths have advised Pharm Research Associates (UK) Limited (PRA) on real estate aspects relating to the acquisition of new sites in Russia and the Netherlands, and a lease regear at its UK HQ. Shoosmiths worked alongside leading Russian law firm and World Services Group (WSG) partner, Alrud to advise on all aspects of documentation relating to the £2.5m lease acquisition (with significant capex investment by PRA) of a new site of approximately 18000sqft in the prestigious new development of Silver City, a Class A multi-purpose business centre in Moscow, Russia. Shoosmiths also worked with leading Dutch firm and WSG partner, Van Doorne N...

Record quarter for Shoosmiths Manchester Corporate Team
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2017

The corporate team at Shoosmiths Manchester is on track for a record year, having advised on deals worth more than £300m in the last month alone. The team has completed on a number of high profile transactions across a range of sectors, including automotive engineering, real estate and telecoms, underlining its strength regionally and nationally. The national firm, which is building a Northern hub of legal expertise for clients, has a team of eight in Manchester, including three partners, Karen Procter, Tim Jackson-Smith and Andrew Millar, who joined the firm in September...

All press submitted by Shoosmiths LLP

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