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Shoosmiths LLP

Shoosmiths LLP  

Legal Services | England

www.shoosmiths.co.uk
tel: +44 207 305 5692 | fax: +44 37 0086 3001
Witan Gate House | Milton Keynes | MK9 1SH | 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.

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

Stuart Angus

Stuart AngusSenior Associate

Aishah Areej

Aishah AreejAssociate

Siobhan Atkin

Siobhan AtkinSenior Associate


Navi Atwal

Navi AtwalAssociate

Richard Baker

Richard BakerSenior Associate

James Benedick

James BenedickSenior Associate


Emma Bhuttae

Emma BhuttaeAssociate

Elliot Bishop

Elliot BishopSenior Associate

Julie Bonich

Julie BonichSenior Associate


Aleks Bosch

Aleks BoschSenior Associate

Helen Bridgman

Helen BridgmanSenior Associate


Christine Burrows

Christine BurrowsSenior Associate

Kirsty Chalkley

Kirsty ChalkleySenior Associate

Jennifer Clarke

Jennifer ClarkeSenior Associate


James Cullingworth

James CullingworthSenior Associate

Kate Draper

Kate DraperSenior Associate

Sarah Evans

Sarah EvansSenior Associate


Soma Fattah

Soma FattahAssociate

Ruth Forbes

Ruth ForbesAssociate


Felicity Forward

Felicity ForwardSenior Associate

Adam Frost

Adam FrostAssociate

Chris George

Chris GeorgeSenior Associate


Sarah Goodall

Sarah GoodallAssociate

Angela Gregson

Angela GregsonSenior Associate

Claire Hayes

Claire HayesAssociate


Sam Henegan

Sam HeneganAssociate

Holly Hirst

Holly HirstAssociate

Sarah Jenkins

Sarah JenkinsAssociate


Emma Lowe

Emma LoweSenior Associate

Sarah Maddock

Sarah MaddockAssociate

Claire Mayfield-Tulip

Claire Mayfield-TulipSenior Associate


Liz McKillop Paley

Liz McKillop PaleySenior Associate

Adam Meisels

Adam MeiselsSenior Associate

Kelly Mercel

Kelly MercelAssociate


Roshni Parekh

Roshni ParekhAssociate


Shyam Patel

Shyam PatelAssociate

Sajel Patel

Sajel PatelSenior Associate

Angela Paul

Angela PaulSenior Associate


Andy Pratley

Andy PratleySenior Associate

Simon Procter

Simon ProcterSenior Associate

Claire Raddan

Claire RaddanSenior Associate


Jessica Ready

Jessica ReadySenior Associate

Kara Roberts

Kara RobertsSenior Associate


Matthew Stimson

Matthew StimsonSenior Associate

Hywel Thomas

Hywel ThomasAssociate

Matt Ward

Matt WardAssociate


Brian West

Brian WestSenior Associate

Richard Willcox

Richard WillcoxSenior Associate

Jonathan Witt

Jonathan WittSenior Associate


Faye Wright

Faye WrightAssociate

Rubina Zaidi

Rubina ZaidiSenior Associate


Legal Advisers

Claire Le Mouellic

Claire Le MouellicLegal Director


Key Support Personnel

Articles

Companies Will Need to Embrace Change in Order to Emerge Less Scathed from the Shadow of COVID-19
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2020

How successfully a business emerges following this pandemic will depend to a great extent on how quickly it identifies and implements long term necessary changes. Nobody is yet clear what the post-Covid-19 world will look like. It is possible that things revert back to the way they were quicker than anyone imagines. That said, it is very difficult to imagine no lasting or consequential changes to the way we work or live. Certain trends, such as the use of online retail and the move to more flexible working patterns, have accelerated too rapidly in the past few months to fully reverse. Companies must therefore consider what these changes might mean for them...

Companies Will Need to Embrace Change in Order to Emerge Less Scathed from the Shadow of COVID-19
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2020

How successfully a business emerges following this pandemic will depend to a great extent on how quickly it identifies and implements long term necessary changes. Nobody is yet clear what the post-Covid-19 world will look like. It is possible that things revert back to the way they were quicker than anyone imagines. That said, it is very difficult to imagine no lasting or consequential changes to the way we work or live. Certain trends, such as the use of online retail and the move to more flexible working patterns, have accelerated too rapidly in the past few months to fully reverse. Companies must therefore consider what these changes might mean for them...

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Press

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...

Mini-Budget 2020: Shoosmiths’ Expert Comments and a Warning
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2020

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has unveiled a coronavirus jobs and economy recovery plan in a mini-Budget 2020. Here, Catherine Williams, head of Shoosmiths’ living sector and partner and Nick Iliff, co-head of infrastructure and energy sector discuss some of the key announcements and Stephen Dawson, head of financial services provides a warning on spending. Catherine Williams Across our Living sector at Shoosmiths, we have been eagerly anticipating today’s economic update...

All press submitted by Shoosmiths LLP

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