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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


Gary Assim

Gary AssimPartner

Simon Meek

Simon MeekPartner

Jay Patel

Jay PatelPartner

Paula Rome

Paula RomePartner

Zoe Wright

Zoe WrightPartner


Paul Ashurst

Paul AshurstSenior Associate

Siobhan Atkin

Siobhan AtkinSenior Associate

Richard Baker

Richard BakerSenior Associate

Claire Ball

Claire BallSenior Associate

James Benedick

James BenedickSenior Associate

Cara Beveridge

Cara BeveridgeSenior Associate

Elliot Bishop

Elliot BishopSenior Associate

Helen Bridgman

Helen BridgmanSenior Associate

Christine Burrows

Christine BurrowsSenior Associate

Harriet Campbell

Harriet CampbellSenior Associate

Claire Checketts

Claire CheckettsSenior Associate

Jennifer Clarke

Jennifer ClarkeSenior Associate

Jill Davies

Jill DaviesAssociate

Marcus Devanny

Marcus DevannySenior Associate

Kiran Dhesi

Kiran DhesiSenior Associate

Sarah Fairweather

Sarah FairweatherSenior Associate

Jennifer Featherstone

Jennifer FeatherstoneSenior Associate

Sarah Fenn

Sarah FennAssociate

Simon Fennell

Simon FennellSenior Associate

Christopher George

Christopher GeorgeSenior Associate

Claire Hayes

Claire HayesAssociate

Sian Hoare

Sian HoareSenior Associate

Anneliese Jones

Anneliese JonesSenior Associate

Richard Lester

Richard LesterAssociate Equivalent

Emma Livesey

Emma LiveseyAssociate

Victoria Loughnane

Victoria LoughnaneAssociate Equivalent

Suzanne Love

Suzanne LoveSenior Associate

Emma Lowe

Emma LoweSenior Associate

Sara Mardell

Sara MardellSenior Associate

Claire Mayfield-Tulip

Claire Mayfield-TulipSenior Associate

Tara McInnes

Tara McInnesSenior Associate

Adam Meisels

Adam MeiselsAssociate

Angela Mildenhall

Angela MildenhallSenior Associate

Naomi Neville

Naomi NevilleSenior Associate

Sajel Patel

Sajel PatelAssociate

Lisa Paul

Lisa PaulAssociate Equivalent

Simon Pestell

Simon PestellSenior Associate

Liam Phillips

Liam PhillipsSenior Associate

Sarah Poynter

Sarah PoynterAssociate

Susan Prior

Susan PriorSenior Associate

Simon Procter

Simon ProcterSenior Associate

Jessica Ready

Jessica ReadyAssociate

Joanne Sear

Joanne SearSenior Associate

Kunjan Sembhi

Kunjan SembhiAssociate

John Shea

John SheaAssociate

Simon Shoefield

Simon ShoefieldSenior Associate

Lisa Sigalet

Lisa SigaletSenior Associate

Jonathan Smart

Jonathan SmartSenior Associate

Garret Spring

Garret SpringSenior Associate

Matthew Stimson

Matthew StimsonSenior Associate

Emily Stocker

Emily StockerAssociate

Fleur Turrington

Fleur TurringtonSenior Associate

Paul Weeks

Paul WeeksSenior Associate

Jonathan Witt

Jonathan WittSenior Associate

Rubina Zaidi

Rubina ZaidiAssociate

Key Support Personnel

Paul Eccles

Paul EcclesHead of Commercial Insurance

Claire Rowe

Claire RoweChief Executive

Sian Sadler

Sian SadlerLegal Director

Lisa Page

Lisa PageLegal Director


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 Manchester Advises Allied London on Milestone Pre-Let to E-Commerce Giant Booking.com
Shoosmiths LLP, August 2018

The real estate team at the Manchester office of leading national law firm Shoosmiths has advised Allied London on one of the biggest office pre-lets in the city in almost 20 years. Shoosmiths acted for Allied London on the pre-let of 222,000 sqft of space at Manchester Goods Yard, which forms part of Allied London's Enterprise City tech campus. Booking.com will be one of Enterprise City's anchor tenants in the 12 year letting deal which will provide a new global headquarters for the group's ground transportation division, Rentalcars.com. The move, which will create Booking...

Shoosmiths Manchester marks year of growth with nine hires
Shoosmiths LLP, August 2018

The Manchester office of leading national law firm, Shoosmiths has reported strong growth for its conveyancing team against challenging market conditions. Just 15 months after launching, with the appointment of partner, Lisa Gibbs, the Manchester conveyancing team has grown to incorporate nine specialists. The team has developed a busy pipeline of instructions since being established and further appointments to the team are now planned, with ambitions to double the current headcount, in response to increasing client demand...

All press submitted by Shoosmiths LLP

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