Shoosmiths LLP

Legal Services | England
tel: +44 207 305 5692 | fax: +44 37 0086 3001
7th Floor, 100 Avebury Boulevard | Milton Keynes | MK9 1FH | England


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 (

Year this Office was Established: 1854
Lawyers Worldwide: 1600


Areas of Practice


Principal Associates

Stuart  Angus

Stuart Angus

Principal Associate
Stuart  Angus

Stuart Angus

Principal Associate
Siobhan  Atkin

Siobhan Atkin

Principal Associate
Navi  Atwal

Navi Atwal

Senior Associate
Richard  Baker

Richard Baker

Principal Associate
Ayesha  Chandegra

Ayesha Chandegra

Senior Associate
Kate  Connolly

Kate Connolly

Principal Associate
James  Cullingworth

James Cullingworth

Principal Associate
Grainne  Fairbrother

Grainne Fairbrother

Senior Associate
Soma  Fattah

Soma Fattah

Senior Associate
Ruth  Forbes

Ruth Forbes

Senior Associate
Felicity  Forward

Felicity Forward

Principal Associate
Adam  Frost

Adam Frost

Senior Associate
Chris  George

Chris George

Principal Associate
Holly  Gerard

Holly Gerard

Senior Associate
Collette  Gibson

Collette Gibson

Senior Associate
Emma  Grossmith

Emma Grossmith

Senior Associate
Claire  Hayes

Claire Hayes

Principal Associate
Hannah  Howard

Hannah Howard

Senior Associate
Geraint  Hughes

Geraint Hughes

Principal Associate
Sarah  Jenkins

Sarah Jenkins

Principal Associate
Russell  Jones

Russell Jones

Senior Associate
Amy  Leech

Amy Leech

Senior Associate
Sarah  Maddock

Sarah Maddock

Senior Associate
Megan  McDonald

Megan McDonald

Principal Associate
Kate  McGoverne

Kate McGoverne

Principal Associate
Rachel  Munro

Rachel Munro

Senior Associate
Stuart  Nevin

Stuart Nevin

Principal Associate
Helen  Poulter

Helen Poulter

Principal Associate
Amy  Price

Amy Price

Senior Associate
Claire  Raddan

Claire Raddan

Principal Associate
Lewis  Ritchie

Lewis Ritchie

Senior Associate
Kara  Roberts

Kara Roberts

Senior Associate
Kara  Shadbolt

Kara Shadbolt

Senior PR & Communications Manager
Matthew  Stimson

Matthew Stimson

Principal Associate
Lee  Strong

Lee Strong

Senior Business Development Executive
Pavan  Sumal

Pavan Sumal

Senior Associate
Hywel  Thomas

Hywel Thomas

Senior Associate
Emily  Utley

Emily Utley

Principal Associate
Matt  Ward

Matt Ward

Senior Associate
Jennifer  Wright

Jennifer Wright

Principal Associate
Rubina  Zaidi

Rubina Zaidi

Senior Associate
Ben  Zielinski

Ben Zielinski

Principal Associate


Legal Directors and Key Support Personnel

James  Benedick

James Benedick

Legal Director
Helen  Bridgman

Helen Bridgman

Legal Director
Sarah  Bridgman

Sarah Bridgman

Directories Manager
Christine  Burrows

Christine Burrows

Legal Director
Jennifer  Clarke

Jennifer Clarke

Legal Director
Kiran  Desai

Kiran Desai

Head of Brussels Office
Helen  Duff

Helen Duff

Legal PA
Sarah  Evans

Sarah Evans

Legal Director
Kimberley  Goh

Kimberley Goh

Legal Director
David  Goy

David Goy

Legal Director
Dawn  Ingle

Dawn Ingle

IS Director
Claire  Le Mouellic

Claire Le Mouellic

Legal Director
Jessica  Ready

Jessica Ready

Legal Director
Calum  Stacey

Calum Stacey

Legal Director
Richard  Willcox

Richard Willcox

Legal Director


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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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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...

Shoosmiths advises on trio of deals for Wilko’s administrators

Shoosmiths has now advised on a trio of deals for the administrators of budget home and gardens retailer Wilko, (“wilko”).Administrators PwC confirmed today that The Range has acquired Wilko’s web business and intellectual property rights. This follows news that Wilko’s administrators had agreed a deal with Poundland’s owner, Pepco, giving Poundland the potential to take control of up to 71 Wilko store leases, and a deal with B&M to take up to 51 of Wilko’s stores. The Birmingham based corporate restructuring and advisory team advised the administrators on all three deals...

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