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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

Paula Rome

Paula RomePartner

Zoe Wright

Zoe WrightPartner


Sarah Andrews

Sarah AndrewsAssociate

Siobhan Atkin

Siobhan AtkinSenior Associate

Richard Baker

Richard BakerSenior Associate

Claire Ball

Claire BallAssociate

Lucy Barry

Lucy BarryAssociate

James Benedick

James BenedickSenior Associate

Cara Beveridge

Cara BeveridgeSenior Associate

Elliot Bishop

Elliot BishopSenior Associate

Matthew Bridger

Matthew BridgerSenior Associate

Iain Butler

Iain ButlerSenior Associate

Harriet Campbell

Harriet CampbellSenior Associate

Jill Davies

Jill DaviesAssociate

Kiran Dhesi

Kiran DhesiSenior Associate

Simon Fennell

Simon FennellSenior Associate

Claire Hayes

Claire HayesAssociate

Jason Hill

Jason HillSenior Associate

Sian Hoare

Sian HoareSenior Associate

Julia Ishak

Julia IshakSenior Associate

Richard Lester

Richard LesterAssociate Equivalent

Victoria Loughnane

Victoria LoughnaneAssociate Equivalent

Suzanne Love

Suzanne LoveSenior Associate

Sarah Lovell

Sarah LovellSenior Associate

Sherif Malak

Sherif MalakAssociate

Sara Mardell

Sara MardellAssociate

Angela Mildenhall

Angela MildenhallSenior Associate

Timothy Moss

Timothy MossSenior Associate

Victoria Murray

Victoria MurraySenior Associate

Naomi Neville

Naomi NevilleAssociate

Sajel Patel

Sajel PatelAssociate

Simon Pestell

Simon PestellSenior Associate

Jessica Ready

Jessica ReadyAssociate

Rachel Reeves

Rachel ReevesSenior Associate

Kunjan Sembhi

Kunjan SembhiSenior Associate

Simon Shoefield

Simon ShoefieldSenior Associate

Lisa Sigalet

Lisa SigaletSenior Associate

Jonathan Smart

Jonathan SmartSenior 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

Helen-Marie Duff

Helen-Marie DuffPersonal Assistant

Paul Eccles

Paul EcclesHead of Commercial Insurance

Claire Rowe

Claire RoweChief Executive

Sian Sadler

Sian SadlerDirector, Company Secretarial

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 adds partner with extensive residential development and commercial property skills to growing team
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2018

National law firm Shoosmiths LLP has strengthened its real estate offering by appointing commercial property and residential development specialist, Paul Murray, as partner. Paul, who is based at the firm�s Reading office, has extensive experience in handling commercial property transactions, but for the last 16 years has specialised in acting for housebuilders and their funders. Paul also continues to act for a number of commercial developers and investment clients in addition to advising on their funding requirements. Paul joins Shoosmiths from Pitmans LLP, where he was a partner for 10 years...

Client Demand Leads to Construction Team Expansion for Shoosmiths Manchester
Shoosmiths LLP, June 2018

The Manchester office of national law firm, Shoosmiths is growing its construction team, with the appointment of five legal advisors, all previously with Weightmans. The new hires come in response to increased client demand for expert construction advice and support in the region, and will bolster the existing construction team, working alongside Shoosmiths Manchester's award-winning real estate practice to deliver all construction related work for clients across the region. As part of Shoosmiths' national construction practice, the Manchester team also works nationally with the firm's construction teams based in Birmingham, Leeds and London, to support clients wherever required...

All press submitted by Shoosmiths LLP

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