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Shoosmiths LLP

Shoosmiths LLP  

Legal Services | England

www.shoosmiths.co.uk
tel: +44 (0)161 9545655 | fax:
10th Floor, 3 Hardman Street | Manchester | M3 3HF | England


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Shoosmiths LLP's Overview

Shoosmiths LLP is unusual among its UK law firm peer group for steering its path to a £128million turnover largely through organic growth, rather than by mega-merger.

For clients, this translates into a slick operation where teams are well integrated, and the right skills for a requirement can be focused on or scaled up easily. This impression of strong relationships of trust and teamwork at Shoosmiths is underpinned by a 20 year commitment to diversity and shared values.

Against this background is a sharp ambition to step into the vacuum that international competitors have left behind, and the firm has rapidly expanded its UK footprint to become one of today’s most ‘national’ firms, with a series of successful office openings in Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, the acquisition of the Scottish firm ACH in 2012 and an opening in Belfast three years later. These extensions have been built on a historic base in the East Midlands dating back to 1845, together with the firm’s 30-year status as a regional heavyweight in the South-East. The firm may be onto something – their clients include a wide number of blue-chip names who clearly like a firm on their panels which is ‘not too small, and not too large.’

Client focus and commerciality are at the heart of the Shoosmiths service promise – the firm views itself as a service business and its lawyers and front line staff are genuinely encouraged to make a difference in a way that is relevant to each client.

The cultural imperative to “take initiative” (one of the firm’s 4 core values) has helped the firm to score many innovative firsts – “it’s something we just do, rather than something we talk about”. Shoosmiths was the first UK law firm to publish its fee income (1994), and the first law firm to be on twitter (2008). It has pioneered an innovative Risk & Reward pricing structure in collaboration with a major client, was the first UK law firm to publish its Gender Pay Gap figures (2017), has introduced a flexible ‘resource solutions’ suite for clients and in-house legal teams seeking a more tailored approach to contract legal services, and is likely to be ‘one to watch’ when it comes to delivering the new solutions enabled by legal tech.

Shoosmiths’ commitment to diversity is well-evidenced – a female CEO presided over its recent decade of growth, and the firm is regularly recognised in Diversity League Tables.

Whilst its own agile office network is centred in the UK, Shoosmiths regularly works with law firms with a similarly client-focused outlook in the jurisdictions where our clients do business – “where they go, we go”.

National awards from the last 12 months include: Legal Business National/Regional Firm of the Year 2018; EG Legal Team of the Year (2018); and Winner of the Legal 500 Corporate & Commercial Specialism of the year (Venture Capital).

In a rapidly changing legal environment, where markets, technology and new global risks continually re-set the client agenda, Shoosmiths is a law firm which combines innovation and resilience, in tune with the times.

  • Lawyers Worldwide: 1600

Notable

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
Professionals

Partners

Associates

Amy Anderson

Amy AndersonSenior Associate

Chris Berry

Chris BerryAssociate

Andrew Bishop

Andrew BishopSenior Associate


Neil Bradley

Neil BradleySenior Associate

Matthew Brown

Matthew BrownSenior Associate

Leah Cairney

Leah CairneySenior Associate


Alice Casey

Alice CaseySenior Associate

Kiran Chatha

Kiran ChathaAssociate

Emma Cowell

Emma CowellSenior Associate


Holly Gerard

Holly GerardAssociate


David Goy

David GoySenior Associate

Sam Grange

Sam GrangeSenior Associate

Laura Green

Laura GreenSenior Associate


Angela Gregson

Angela GregsonSenior Associate

Luke Holden

Luke HoldenAssociate

Aaron Hopley

Aaron HopleyAssociate


Sam Jadhav

Sam JadhavAssociate

Ben Kelly

Ben KellySenior Associate

Georgina Kenny

Georgina KennySenior Associate


Lida Khanverdi

Lida KhanverdiSenior Associate

Kirsty Leedam

Kirsty LeedamSenior Associate


Stephanie Macpherson

Stephanie MacphersonSenior Associate

Claire Mayfield-Tulip

Claire Mayfield-TulipSenior Associate

Kate McGoverne

Kate McGoverneSenior Associate


Gareth Noonan

Gareth NoonanAssociate

Tony Nutting

Tony NuttingSenior Associate


Anjali Patel

Anjali PatelAssociate

Alex Peliza

Alex PelizaSenior Associate

Noelle Petty

Noelle PettySenior Associate


Helen Poulter

Helen PoulterSenior Associate

Amy Price

Amy PriceAssociate

William Sanderson

William SandersonSenior Associate


Zara Saunders

Zara SaundersAssociate

Sylwena Sempa

Sylwena SempaSenior Associate

Anita Shepherd

Anita ShepherdSenior Associate


Adam Stead

Adam SteadSenior Associate

Sophie Tracey

Sophie TraceySenior Associate


Alexandra Ventham

Alexandra VenthamSenior Associate


Hollie Wrigley

Hollie WrigleySenior Associate


Key Support Personnel

Sean Adams

Sean AdamsHead of Recoveries - Manchester

Sonia Burgess

Sonia BurgessTrademark Attorney

Louise Walker

Louise WalkerLegal Executive


Articles

Competition Law Enforced Against Retailer for RPM, Whilst Supplier Immune
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2020

UK and EU competition law provides that retailers must be free to determine their own resale prices.  Actions by suppliers to restrict this freedom by dictating a fixed or minimum resale price are prohibited. The UK regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has vigorously enforced the law in this area, regularly pursuing investigations into and ultimately imposing fines on suppliers who engage in resale price maintenance. Resale price maintenance (RPM) technically involves an anti-competitive agreement between two parties being the supplier and retailer concerned...

Competition Law Enforced Against Retailer for RPM, Whilst Supplier Immune
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2020

UK and EU competition law provides that retailers must be free to determine their own resale prices.  Actions by suppliers to restrict this freedom by dictating a fixed or minimum resale price are prohibited. The UK regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has vigorously enforced the law in this area, regularly pursuing investigations into and ultimately imposing fines on suppliers who engage in resale price maintenance. Resale price maintenance (RPM) technically involves an anti-competitive agreement between two parties being the supplier and retailer concerned...

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Press

Shoosmiths Continues Strategic Expansion in Glasgow with Major Employment Appointment
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2020

Shoosmiths is making further strides into the Glasgow market– attracting DWF’s national head of employment, Michael McLaughlin. Michael’s appointment represents further strategic expansion by the firm in Scotland, as he joins recent recruit banking partner Fiona Cameron and real estate partner Barry McKeown who opened the Glasgow location last year. Barry McKeown said this was a continued effort by the firm to expand the range of services it can offer via Glasgow, and more partner and senior appointments are to follow...

Chambers Highlights Shoosmiths as Go-To Firm for High Net Worth Individuals
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2020

The Shoosmiths wealth protection team has been recognised for its work in advising their clients on a range of matters including bespoke tax efficient succession planning, family investment companies, trusts and inheritance disputes, in this year’s Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide. Four lawyers from across the firm have been singled out for their expertise in various specialist areas of Private Wealth Law and Private Wealth Disputes. Charlotte Dunn, a legal director and head of the firm’s Wealth Protection team, has been ranked again as a Band 1 leading individual for Private Wealth Law...

All press submitted by Shoosmiths LLP

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