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 (shoosmiths.co.uk).

Year this Office was Established: 2003
Lawyers Worldwide: 1600


Areas of Practice


Principal Associates

Natalie  Aldread

Natalie Aldread

Principal Associate
Sharon  Banga

Sharon Banga

Principal Associate
Richard  Bannister

Richard Bannister

Principal Associate
Priti  Bansel-Branch

Priti Bansel-Branch

Principal Associate
Amy  Beaumont

Amy Beaumont

Senior Associate
Richard  Blatchly

Richard Blatchly

Principal Associate
Charlotte  Cannell

Charlotte Cannell

Principal Associate
Caroline  Chester

Caroline Chester

Principal Associate
Pav  Clair

Pav Clair

Principal Associate
Michelle  Clarke

Michelle Clarke

Senior Associate
Rachael  Coulsting

Rachael Coulsting

Senior Associate
Eloise  Di Pasqua

Eloise Di Pasqua

Principal Associate
Rebekah  Finch

Rebekah Finch

Principal Associate
James  Frost

James Frost

Senior Associate
Abigail  Gisbourne

Abigail Gisbourne

Senior Associate
Dan  Greatorex

Dan Greatorex

Senior Associate
Gregg  Harris

Gregg Harris

Senior Associate
Charlotte  Healey

Charlotte Healey

Principal Associate
Jordan  Hollingsworth

Jordan Hollingsworth

Senior Associate
Kirsty  Hughes

Kirsty Hughes

Senior Associate
Sophie  Jack

Sophie Jack

Principal Associate
Stephen  Johnstone

Stephen Johnstone

Principal Associate
Nick  Little

Nick Little

Principal Associate
Emma  Lusty

Emma Lusty

Principal Associate
Sumit  Morjaria

Sumit Morjaria

Senior Associate
Paul  Nightingale

Paul Nightingale

Principal Associate
Iyanu  Onalaja

Iyanu Onalaja

Senior Associate
Emma  Pearce

Emma Pearce

Principal Associate
Julie  Peel

Julie Peel

Principal Associate
Kate  Price-Marson

Kate Price-Marson

Senior Associate
Natasha  Read

Natasha Read

Principal Associate
Mandip  Riar

Mandip Riar

Senior Associate
Bradley  Roberts

Bradley Roberts

Senior Associate
Gemma  Rooke

Gemma Rooke

Principal Associate
Jo  Russell

Jo Russell

Principal Associate
Guv  Samra

Guv Samra

Senior Associate
Ellie  Sandbach

Ellie Sandbach

Senior Associate
Lucy  Sanderson

Lucy Sanderson

Senior Associate
Alice  Sedgley

Alice Sedgley

Senior Associate
Andy  Sinclair

Andy Sinclair

Senior Associate Equivalent
Gemma  Siviter

Gemma Siviter

Senior Associate
Louise  Snipe

Louise Snipe

Senior Associate
Emma  Tuck

Emma Tuck

Jo  Tunnicliff

Jo Tunnicliff

Senior Associate
Helen  Westwood

Helen Westwood

Principal Associate
James  Wright

James Wright

Principal Associate
Laura  Wright

Laura Wright

Senior Associate


Paige  Bedward

Paige Bedward

Erica  Burrows

Erica Burrows

Chris  Devereux

Chris Devereux

Niall  Fanning

Niall Fanning

Joe  Forbes

Joe Forbes

Khillan  Gohil

Khillan Gohil

Marie  Mann

Marie Mann

Steph  Pye

Steph Pye

Anna  Riley

Anna Riley

Dan  Thomas

Dan Thomas

Pam  Westwood

Pam Westwood


Legal Directors and Key Support Personnel

Michael  Bennett

Michael Bennett

Legal Director
Charlotte  Duce

Charlotte Duce

Legal Director
Rhodri  Glyn

Rhodri Glyn

Legal Director
Nicky  Jenkins

Nicky Jenkins

Legal Director
Natalie  Maye

Natalie Maye

Legal Director
Barbara  McGreal

Barbara McGreal

Legal Director
Kathy  Murphy

Kathy Murphy

Legal Director
Chris  O'Carroll

Chris O'Carroll

Legal Director
Lisa  Page

Lisa Page

Legal Director
Georgina  Rennie

Georgina Rennie

Legal Director
Charles  Williams

Charles Williams

Legal Director


Roundtable: The race for space in the UK’s life sciences sector

Bringing together leading developers, agents, operators, design specialists, as well as policy and legal experts, Shoosmiths hosts a roundtable discussion on meeting the real estate demands of the UK’s life sciences sector. “If you think about the fundamentals of what’s driving the sector - we’re in a golden age of scientific discovery, aren’t we? All these new technologies all coming together, AI speeding up drug discovery, ageing populations, increased government spending on healthcare. That is what is behind all of this and, ultimately, that train is a juggernaut...

Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill: Consumer rights v the Gift Aid regime

The recent Autumn Statement contained little support for charities as the sector continues to face increased demand, higher costs and reduced funding. This means charities need to maximise whatever funding they have - but continuing uncertainty about whether the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill (‘Bill’) rapidly making its way through Parliament will have unintended detrimental consequences for small and large membership subscription charities is causing considerable concern...

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Shoosmiths wins prestigious ‘UK Law Firm of the Year’ award for ‘clear strategy’ and ‘measurable differences’

Shoosmiths was crowned ‘UK Law Firm of the Year – Large sized firm’ at the British Legal Awards for its stand-out strategy, which is already making an impact in all areas including clients, brand, people and ESG.The strategy - which is centred around excelling in Shoosmiths’ chosen markets, leading the upper-mid-market pack of law firms by 2030, and delivering excellence for its clients across the UK and internationally – stood out to the panel of independent judges who noted its ‘sharp, clear focus’ and progress made so far...

Shoosmiths acts on acquisition of 1m sq ft Sutton Coldfield shopping centre

Shoosmiths has advised on the landmark acquisition of the Gracechurch Shopping Centre, a 1m sq ft retail centre in Sutton Coldfield.The law firm acted for SAV Group and BPG on the purchase from M&G, with contracts exchanging earlier this year and the deal completing in November. Shoosmiths advised on various aspects of the transaction, including real estate, litigation, planning and construction matters. The firm also supported on tax, employment and commercial matters for the deal, with SAV Group and BPG now focusing on progressing a development vision to create a ‘vibrant, mixed use town centre’...

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