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Shoosmiths LLP is a major UK law firm with 145 partners and operates from a network of more than 1,300 personnel. Our offices in Basingstoke, Birmingham, Edinburgh, 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 £102.7m 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!" 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:

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 (LCN) in 2015.

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


  • Lawyers Worldwide: 875

Areas of Practice
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  • Commercial Contracts
  • Construction & Engineering
  • Corporate
  • Data Protection
  • Debt Recovery
  • Employment
  • EU & Competition Law
  • Family
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation & Disputes
  • Pensions
  • Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
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Siobhan Atkin

Siobhan AtkinSenior Associate

Lucy Barry

Lucy BarryAssociate

Elliot Bishop

Elliot BishopSenior Associate

Iain Butler

Iain ButlerSenior Associate

Vicki Duvivie

Vicki DuvivieAssociate

Simon Fennell

Simon FennellSenior Associate

Claire Hayes

Claire HayesAssociate

Sarah Ingram

Sarah IngramAssociate

Sarah Lovell

Sarah LovellSenior Associate

Sherif Malak

Sherif MalakAssociate

Sajel Patel

Sajel PatelAssociate

Kunjan Sembhi

Kunjan SembhiAssociate

Matthew Stimson

Matthew StimsonSenior Associate

Naheed Taj

Naheed TajAssociate

Jonathan Witt

Jonathan WittSenior Associate

Rubina Zaidi

Rubina ZaidiAssociate

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Helen-Marie Duff

Helen-Marie DuffPersonal Assistant

Joanne Joyce

Joanne JoyceAssociate

Sian Sadler

Sian SadlerDirector, Company Secretarial

Andrew Smith

Andrew SmithDebt Recovery Consultant


Cybercrime: it's a question of 'when', not 'if' for business
Shoosmiths, March 2016

Businesses face an increasing number of challenges and one of the most severe and potentially damaging is that of cybercrime. Fallout from a cyber-attack can result in both physical as well as reputational damage and the loss of business and customers. Chilling words - particularly given how much British businesses now rely on their online presence. It is estimated that internet linked services contributed as much as £294billion to the UK's GDP in 2015 but according to the latest Government Security Breaches Survey (2015), 68% of large organisations and 34% of small organisations surveyed suffered from some form of cyber security breach within the last 12 months (2014-15)...

Bracing for Brexit: countdown to impact
Shoosmiths, March 2016

With increasing numbers campaigning for Britain to leave the EU, ever closer union is looking ever more uncertain. Opinion about the positive and negative aspects of Britain remaining within the EU is diverse. Whatever decision is made, companies need to be prepared for the potential outcomes. This article looks at the likely impact of the referendum (whatever its outcome) and provides some positive steps for companies to take. What might happen? Since its creation, no Member State has ever left the European Union...

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NatWest, KPMG and Shoosmiths host 7th Thames Valley Business Leaders Dinner
Shoosmiths, June 2016

Business leaders from across the Thames Valley gathered at the Hilton Hotel in Reading Thursday evening to attend the Thames Valley Business Leaders' Dinner. More than 170 guests attended the event, which was co-hosted by Shoosmiths, KPMG and NatWest. These annual dinners are an important platform for local business leaders to exchange views on topical issues, network and to share best practice. Attendees at the event were addressed by keynote speaker, Matthew Syed, an award winning journalist with The Times author of two best-selling books ‘Black Box Thinking’ and ‘Bounce’...

Shoosmiths advises NatWest Scotland on funding to accelerate growth of leading land management firm
Shoosmiths, June 2016

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Natwest on a £3.125m funding package to a leading property and land management company, Greenbelt Holdings Ltd (Greenbelt), to support their growth strategy. The funding will allow Greenbelt to focus on expanding the business across the UK and replaces investment provided by Maven Capital Partners via their Capital for Enterprise fund. Greenbelt currently services some 50,000 homes on around 500 developments throughout the UK and is looking to increase this number...

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