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

Main Contacts

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
Ben  Zielinski

Ben Zielinski

Principal 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
Kiran  Desai

Kiran Desai

Head of Brussels Office
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


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Obtaining a medical report on an employee can be a sensitive and complex process. We set out our top tips for employers, including the key matters to include in the letter of instruction and the legal considerations they need to navigate. When to seek a medical report There are several situations where an employer might seek a medical report on an employee or prospective employee. For example, an employer may request a medical report as part of a pre-employment check to ensure that a job applicant is able to undertake a physically demanding role or for the purposes of admission to the employer’s health insurance scheme...

Class action liability following a data breach

The recent decision to permit 45 million competition law claimants to claim against Meta has thrown fresh focus on the real risks posed to organisations after data breaches. Here, we discuss recent trends and make some predictions. Following the news that up to 45 million claimants under competition law have been given the go-ahead for a £2bn class action against Meta, many are thinking about what the real risk of class action litigation is after a mass data breach. The fact is that, outside the realm of competition law, organisations are in somewhat of a lacuna as to whether they will face serious liability to data subjects following such a breach...

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Shoosmiths advises Moorfield on forward-funding agreement for £120m BTR scheme

A multi-disciplinary team of Shoosmiths real estate experts have advised the Moorfield Real Estate Fund and its fund manager, Moorfield Group, on a forward-funding agreement for a 440-home build to rent (BTR) scheme in Manchester.The law firm acted for the real estate fund on its agreement with developer Glenbrook Property and the scheme, part of the Lumina Village development, is set to complete in 2026, with a £120m gross development value. It will be the fourth, and largest, project that Moorfield and Glenbrook have done together. Lumina Village forms part of the Civic Quarter Master Plan...

Shoosmiths named top M&A legal advisor in the UK

The corporate team at law firm Shoosmiths has been named as the most active merger and acquisitions (M&A) law firm in the UK in 2023, according to Experian MarketIQ rankings. Shoosmiths’ London corporate team were also named as the most active M&A law firm in London in 2023, and the corporate division also ranked first in the east of England. The impressive placing follows a record-breaking period for the firm’s M&A experts, advising on over £7 billion worth of deals in 2023 alone...

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