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Andrew Pickin

Andrew Pickin



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Andrew is a Commercial Partner in Shoosmiths.  Andrew has practiced exclusively in the areas of commercial and company law since qualifying as a solicitor in 1983.  Andrew’s wide experience of commercial work has included insolvency and competition law experience as well as mainstream commercial contract work. This background informs Andrew’s view of commercial matters and gives him a broad perspective on the situations on which he is asked to advise. 

Before joining Shoosmiths in 1997 Andrew worked for another national firm where he was a commercial partner for a number of years. 

Andrew has in recent years advised on a broad range of commercial matters. His clients include large corporates such as Experian, John Deere (UK), Thorntons, Sapa Profiles and NSK, as well as other smaller businesses based in the East Midlands. 

In addition to his legal work Andrew has also taken an active role in the business community. His responsibilities in this and related areas include: 

  • Chair of Governors – Arnold Hill Academy (September 2014 – present day) (www.arnoldhillacademy.co.uk)

  • D2N2 Investment Panel Member (UI4G Fund) (April 2013 – June 2015) (www.d2n2lep.org/ui4g)

  • East Midlands Chamber Member: (February 2014 – present day) (www.dncc.co.uk).

  • BiTC: Business Class partnership: programme Leader for Shoosmiths’ partnership with Top Valley Academy (2012 – 2015 inc) (www.bitc.org.uk)

  • CBI: East Midlands Regional Council Member (2011 – present day) (www.cbi.org.uk)

  • World Services Group Liaison Partner for Shoosmiths (one of three Partners having this role (2003-2014) (www.worldservicesgroup.com)

  • Fellow of R3 (the Association of Business Recovery Professionals) (www.r3.org.uk)

  • Trustee of The King’s Church Arnold (www.thekingschurcharnold.org.uk) 

Andrew enjoys lecturing and leading training initiatives on legal topics for both in house lawyers and others. He is a regular speaker at both Shoosmiths own training events and legal seminars organised for their clients. In further development of his interest in training Andrew will be taking up a place on the Law Society’s Regulatory Affairs Board Education and Training Committee in September 2015. 

Andrew studied law at Balliol College Oxford and obtained a BA in Jurisprudence. He studied at Chester College of Law and qualified as a solicitor in 1983.


BA (hons) in Jurisprudence - Oxford University
Solicitors Final Examinations - Chester College of Law
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