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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


From Footfall to Clicks - The Experts Talk Retail Risk
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2019

Over the last few years, news that some of the nation's most iconic retail stores have closed has become more frequent. Yesterday, Poundworld entered administration. Last week, House of Fraser announced it would be closing 31 stores, many of which are in some the UK's largest cities. It is no secret that many retailers have been adversely affected by the shopping habits of consumers, ever since the advent of a new pastime - buying online. This has forced, particularly those who have large property portfolios, to adapt quickly to accommodate ever-changing consumer habits. Other factors have also been at play...

Directors to Get Better Protection From Fraud
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2019

The UK government has announced changes to legislation to reduce the risk of fraud, violence or intimidation faced by company directors as a result of having their residential addresses on the public record. For a number of years, directors have been able to keep their residential address details private by making use of a separate service address, often the company's registered office. While directors are still required to provide Companies House with their residential address, it is only the service address which will be entered on the public record. However, this general level of protection does not extend to historical records at Companies House...

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Shoosmiths Corporate Team Advises on Sale of Recycling Experts Valpak
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2019

The corporate team at Shoosmiths has advised the shareholders of Warwickshire-based environmental compliance experts Valpak on its sale to Telford-based Reconomy, the UK’s leading provider of outsourced waste management and recycling services, for an undisclosed sum. The Shoosmiths team was led by Alistair Hammerton, and Ben Turner, with support from corporate solicitor Nick Little, tax partner Kate Featherstone, tax solicitor Grace Endley, banking partner David Adams, employment partner Charlie Rae and pensions partner Lynette Lewis. Alistair said: “We are incredibly proud to have advised Valpak’s shareholders on this sale...

Shoosmiths Advises Client whg on Multi-Million Pound West Midlands Housing Development
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2019

The Birmingham-based real estate team at UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised its long-standing client whg on its multi-million pound 400-home development in Walsall. The project, which will be delivered alongside project partner Keepmoat Homes, will consist of 407 homes in the Goscote area of Walsall. 102 of these homes will be for social rent with a further 24 for affordable rent. Work is expected to start later this year. Partner Bhavesh Amlani, who leads the Midland’s housing development, regeneration and social housing real estate team, led on the advice, alongside senior associates Ben Smith and Andrew Outram...

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