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

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Gary Assim



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
Felicity  Forward

Felicity Forward

Principal Associate
Tom  Freeman

Tom Freeman

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
Meera  Judge

Meera Judge

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
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  Shadbolt

Kara Shadbolt

Senior PR & Communications Manager
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
Emma  Wightman

Emma Wightman

Senior Associate
Jennifer  Wright

Jennifer Wright

Principal Associate
Rubina  Zaidi

Rubina Zaidi

Senior 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
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
Jess  Ready

Jess Ready

Legal Director
Calum  Stacey

Calum Stacey

Legal Director
Richard  Willcox

Richard Willcox

Legal Director
Ben  Zielinski

Ben Zielinski

Legal Director


Key strategies to bridge the skills gap in the UK automotive sector

On 15 May 2024 a new report, titled 'Skills 2030; Building a World-Class Skills System' was launched in Westminster. Below are our key recommendations of the report and what it could mean for the automotive sector.  The report includes contributions from multiple industries and sector leaders including the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), Jisc, The University of Derby and The University of Warwick. With the IMI reporting that vacancies in the automotive industry were sitting at around 23,000 in March 2024 (higher than in any other sector of the economy), and Policy Connect

The FIT 21 Bill: A comprehensive regulatory framework for digital assets

On 16 May, a letter was signed by over 50 participants and groups from the digital asset industry. They sent it to the Speaker and Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, urging them to back a Bill (HR 4763, the Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century Act or “FIT 21”). FIT 21 is expected to be debated and voted on this week. The letter appeals to both major parties in the House to acknowledge that FIT 21 “establishes a comprehensive regulatory framework to protect consumers while addressing the unique structure of the U.S. digital assets market,” and that the U.S...

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Shoosmiths Foundation donates £97,500 to advance a carbon net zero UK

The Shoosmiths Foundation, a grant-making body managed by law firm Shoosmiths, has awarded a total of £97,500 to Energy Sparks and The Chancery Lane Project charities for projects that will advance a carbon net zero UK aligned with a just transition.National charity, Energy Sparks, helps schools become more energy efficient to fight climate change. It provides a unique online energy management tool and education programme designed to help schools, their pupils and staff reduce their energy use and carbon footprint. The Chancery Lane Project is the largest global network of lawyers and business leaders using the power of climate contracting to deliver fast and fair decarbonisation...

Shoosmiths expands Privacy & Data team with Brussels appointment of life sciences expert

Law firm Shoosmiths has announced the appointment of Gauthier Broze as a Privacy & Data partner and life sciences specialist in Brussels.Gauthier joins Kiran Desai, competition partner and Head of Shoosmiths’ Brussels operation whose hire established the firm’s EU presence. With a strong focus on building a robust EU capability post-Brexit, Shoosmiths recognised the need to enhance its expertise in Privacy and Data to serve multi-jurisdictional international clients effectively...

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