Shoosmiths is the law firm clients choose for excellent service, incisive thinking and above all for their ability to focus on what matters.
From offices across the UK and Brussels, the firm supports some of the world's most exciting and ambitious businesses; amazing clients making an impact.

Shoosmiths empowers its people to be their authentic selves and deliver together in supportive teams committed to excellence and innovation. The firm has won prestigious industry awards, such as 'Law Firm of the Year' at the Legal Business Awards 2022, 'Legal Team of the Year' at the Estates Gazette Awards 2022 and has been recognised for being the most active law firm advising on corporate transactions across the UK (Experian, 2022).

Shoosmiths' innovative approach is also embodied in their non-legal solutions for clients, which complement its technical legal expertise.

The firm also believes in supporting the communities in which it operates, and it is firmly on its ESG journey, with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) validating near-term science-based emissions reduction targets, and launching grant-making body 'The Shoosmiths Foundation'. To find out more about Shoosmiths and the positive impact the firm is making across its clients, people, and ESG and innovations, please visit: Impact report 2022 (shoosmiths.co.uk).

Lawyers Worldwide: 1600


Areas of Practice


Principal Associates

Caroline  Airey

Caroline Airey

Principal Associate
Siobhan  Atkin

Siobhan Atkin

Principal Associate
Richard  Baker

Richard Baker

Principal Associate
Ben  Churchyard

Ben Churchyard

Senior Associate
Lauren  Conroy

Lauren Conroy

Principal Associate
James  Cullingworth

James Cullingworth

Principal Associate
Matt  Douglas

Matt Douglas

Senior Associate
Lisa  Faragher

Lisa Faragher

Senior Associate
Adam  Fox

Adam Fox

Principal Associate
Chris  George

Chris George

Principal Associate
Shruti  Goel

Shruti Goel

Senior Associate
Becky  Gray

Becky Gray

Senior Associate
Matt  Green

Matt Green

Senior Associate
Alistair  Hayes

Alistair Hayes

Senior Associate
Claire  Hayes

Claire Hayes

Principal Associate
Kat  Hornsby

Kat Hornsby

Principal Associate
Sarah  Jenkins

Sarah Jenkins

Principal Associate
Khan  Kassam

Khan Kassam

Principal Associate
Mike  Lockton

Mike Lockton

Principal Associate
Matthew  MacLachlan

Matthew MacLachlan

Principal Associate
Alexander  Massey

Alexander Massey

Senior Associate
Karen  Mortenson

Karen Mortenson

Principal Associate
Lawrence  Renny

Lawrence Renny

Senior Associate
Lucy  Sanderson

Lucy Sanderson

Senior Associate
John  Shirley-Rakhra

John Shirley-Rakhra

Senior Associate
Dan  Stamford

Dan Stamford

Senior Associate
Ryan  Steed

Ryan Steed

Principal Associate
Matthew  Stimson

Matthew Stimson

Principal Associate
Michael  Winter

Michael Winter

Senior Associate
Rubina  Zaidi

Rubina Zaidi

Senior Associate


Hayley  Band

Hayley Band

William  Cross

William Cross

Molly  Cullen

Molly Cullen

Kieran  Cummins

Kieran Cummins

Alex  Davidson

Alex Davidson

Jack  Davies

Jack Davies

Paula  Kelly

Paula Kelly

Olivia  King

Olivia King

Foley  Laseinde

Foley Laseinde

Lucy  Lintott

Lucy Lintott

Marie  Mann

Marie Mann

William  Moore

William Moore


Legal Directors and Key Support Personnel

James  Benedick

James Benedick

Legal Director
Sarah  Buxton

Sarah Buxton

Legal Director
Hayley  Çapani

Hayley Çapani

Legal Director
Helen  Duff

Helen Duff

Legal PA
Matt  Nixon

Matt Nixon

Legal Director
Numan  Sultan

Numan Sultan

Legal Director
Natalia  Tombs

Natalia Tombs

Legal Director
Richard  Willcox

Richard Willcox

Legal Director
Katie  Yorke

Katie Yorke

Legal Director


Embracing AI in the transport industry

The evolution of technology is bringing rapid change to the world of work and employers who fail to embrace new tech will fall behind those that do. This is as true of the transport industry as any other. Employers that are leveraging technology are able to improve efficiencies, reduce costs and deliver a superior customer experience. Take, for example, Flixbus who are implementing systems to support their workforce communication, increase efficiency and provide real-time access to important data and information to enable quick decisions to be made. For instance, they have adopted AI to assess customer feedback, which helps the company identify areas that require improvement...

Covid-19 Public Inquiry - What Happened at the Module 1 Public Hearings?

The public hearings for Module 1 of the UK’s Covid-19 Inquiry have now concluded and the evidence about the UK’s preparedness for the pandemic is in. We look at what was said and consider what lessons can be learnt. The hearings, which commenced on 13 June 2023 and concluded on 19 July 2023, assessed whether the pandemic was properly planned for by the Government and if the UK was adequately prepared for Covid.   Key highlights The general picture from the hearings is that the UK was ill-prepared for the pandemic...

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UK EV growth trails behind most of Europe

New analysis has revealed that Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) growth in the UK is falling behind most of Europe, with growth just half of the continental average.The data, analysed for Cornwall Insight and law firm Shoosmiths’s Electric Vehicle Country Attractiveness (EVCA) Index1, shows that over the past year (July 22 – July 23) UK BEV sales growth was one of the slowest across the major European countries at only 31% compared to the impressive 60.6% growth seen across the 27 European Union nations...

Shoosmiths recognised for ‘market-leading’ tech advice at Legal Business Awards

LAW firm Shoosmiths has scooped TMT Team of the Year at this year’s Legal Business Awards, a year on from being awarded Law Firm of the Year.Legal Business states the TMT Team of the Year category winner must demonstrate market-leading commercial or regulatory expertise through advice on a specific technology case or transaction. Shoosmiths was awarded the prestigious accolade for its expertise in advising on global Web3 and Metaverse strategies...

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