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Shoosmiths LLP

Shoosmiths LLP  

Legal Services | England

tel: +44 207 305 5692 | fax: +44 37 0086 3001
Witan Gate House | Milton Keynes | MK9 1SH | England

Shoosmiths LLP's Overview

Shoosmiths LLP is a law firm acting for companies and individuals in all UK jurisdictions from a network of 11 offices. The firm offers strength and depth in all core legal disciplines alongside a range of specialisms, enabling services to be tailored to the needs of our clients, which include fast-growth businesses and international corporates, through to public bodies and financial institutions. Shoosmiths has a distinctive culture and values which translates into its people at all levels working well together, with the benefit to clients being that services are delivered with better communication, responsiveness and consistency.

There's no secret to our growth over recent years to become a £107m+ turnover firm. Clients love working 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 - we've never been ones for banging our own drum.

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 just 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 visit: http://www.shoosmiths.co.uk/about-us/the-shoosmiths-client-experience-256.aspx.

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 firm was rated a ‘Best Employer’ for the 13th consecutive year – Legal Week, 2017.


Shoosmiths has produced a series of brief informative videos describing some of the issues overseas clients may have to bear in mind before doing business in the UK. View the videos here: http://www.shoosmiths.co.uk/about-us/doing-business-in-the-uk-12740.aspx

  • Year this Office was Established: 1854
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 12
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 918


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



Siobhan Atkin

Siobhan AtkinSenior Associate

Richard Baker

Richard BakerSenior Associate

James Benedick

James BenedickSenior Associate

Elliot Bishop

Elliot BishopSenior Associate

Julie Bonich

Julie BonichAssociate

Helen Bridgman

Helen BridgmanSenior Associate

Christine Burrows

Christine BurrowsSenior Associate

Harriet Campbell

Harriet CampbellSenior Associate

Kirsty Chalkley

Kirsty ChalkleySenior Associate

Claire Checketts

Claire CheckettsSenior Associate

Jennifer Clarke

Jennifer ClarkeSenior Associate

Simon Fennell

Simon FennellSenior Associate

Christopher George

Christopher GeorgeSenior Associate

Angela Gregson

Angela GregsonSenior Associate

Claire Hayes

Claire HayesAssociate

Sarah Jenkins

Sarah JenkinsAssociate

Victoria Loughnane

Victoria LoughnaneAssociate Equivalent

Emma Lowe

Emma LoweSenior Associate

Claire Mayfield-Tulip

Claire Mayfield-TulipSenior Associate

Adam Meisels

Adam MeiselsAssociate

Leanne Norton

Leanne NortonSenior Associate

Sajel Patel

Sajel PatelAssociate

Liam Phillips

Liam PhillipsSenior Associate

Andrew Pratley

Andrew PratleySenior Associate

Simon Procter

Simon ProcterSenior Associate

Jessica Ready

Jessica ReadyAssociate

Kara Roberts

Kara RobertsAssociate

Kunjan Sembhi

Kunjan SembhiAssociate

Sumaiya Smyth

Sumaiya SmythSenior Associate

Matthew Stimson

Matthew StimsonSenior Associate

Brian West

Brian WestSenior Associate

Jonathan Witt

Jonathan WittSenior Associate

Rubina Zaidi

Rubina ZaidiAssociate

Key Support Personnel


UK Industrial Strategy - Creative Industries Sector Deal
Shoosmiths LLP, April 2018

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has published the Creative Industries Sector Deal aimed at making the UK the best place in the world for businesses in the creative industries. This is the latest sector deal to flow from the government's Industrial Strategy White Paper after sector deals for life sciences and the automotive industry were announced in late 2017/early 2018, respectively. The creative industries are key to the UK's future economic success - worth £92 billion they employ more than two million people and the sector is growing at twice the rate of the rest of the economy...

EU Data Protection Reform - The removal of red tape for SMEs
Shoosmiths LLP, December 2017

One step closer to implementation of the reforms relating to EU data protection regulation, this article looks at some of the implications that the reforms are likely to have for SMEs. Key progress was made in the reform of EU data protection regulation on 12 March 2014 with the European Parliament voting in support of reform and the draft General Data Protection Regulation (the "Regulation"). The Regulation must now be adopted by the Council of Ministers in order to become law. At the earliest, this is expected to take place at the end of this year, with the deadline for member states to bring the Regulation into effect by 2016...

All articles submitted by Shoosmiths LLP


Shoosmiths Accelerates Growth with Senior Appointment
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2018

National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed Gemma Napper, head of legal UK & Sweden at Opel Vauxhall Finance, to partner in its national financial services team. This strategic appointment will bolster Shoosmiths’ market-leading financial services capability, further building on the firm’s national growth ambition in this area. Gemma completed her training contract at Shoosmiths in 2004, qualifying into a corporate role, later specialising as a financial services lawyer. In 2009 she joined Arthur Cox in the firm’s banking team, before leaving to work in-house at Opel Vauxhall Finance. For the past three years Gemma has been the head of legal for the UK, Swedish and Irish operations...

Shoosmiths Advises Allied London on Multi-Million Pound Funding Deal for Enterprise City
Shoosmiths LLP, October 2018

Shoosmiths has advised Allied London on a £300m long-term funding partnership with Aviva Investors designed to create Enterprise City at the new St Johns neighbourhood in Manchester. The multi-million pound investment will allow Allied London to deliver more than one million sq. ft. of commercial and leisure space, including TV and film studios, hotel/leisure and various property infrastructure across ten buildings. Earlier this year, Shoosmiths also acted for Allied London when they secured Booking.com as the anchor tenant for 222,000 sq. ft. of space at Manchester Goods Yard, which forms part of Enterprise City’s tech campus...

All press submitted by Shoosmiths LLP

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