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Shoosmiths LLP

Shoosmiths LLP  

Legal Services | England

tel: +03700 86 3000 | fax: +03700 864001
2 Colmore Square, 38 Colmore Circus Queensway | Birmingham | B4 6BJ | England

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Shoosmiths LLP's Overview

Shoosmiths LLP is unusual among its UK law firm peer group for steering its path to a £128million turnover largely through organic growth, rather than by mega-merger.

For clients, this translates into a slick operation where teams are well integrated, and the right skills for a requirement can be focused on or scaled up easily. This impression of strong relationships of trust and teamwork at Shoosmiths is underpinned by a 20 year commitment to diversity and shared values.

Against this background is a sharp ambition to step into the vacuum that international competitors have left behind, and the firm has rapidly expanded its UK footprint to become one of today's most 'national' firms, with a series of successful office openings in Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, the acquisition of the Scottish firm ACH in 2012 and an opening in Belfast three years later. These extensions have been built on a historic base in the East Midlands dating back to 1845, together with the firm's 30-year status as a regional heavyweight in the South-East. The firm may be onto something - their clients include a wide number of blue-chip names who clearly like a firm on their panels which is 'not too small, and not too large.'

Client focus and commerciality are at the heart of the Shoosmiths service promise - the firm views itself as a service business and its lawyers and front line staff are genuinely encouraged to make a difference in a way that is relevant to each client.

The cultural imperative to "take initiative" (one of the firm's 4 core values) has helped the firm to score many innovative firsts - "it's something we just do, rather than something we talk about". Shoosmiths was the first UK law firm to publish its fee income (1994), and the first law firm to be on twitter (2008). It has pioneered an innovative Risk & Reward pricing structure in collaboration with a major client, was the first UK law firm to publish its Gender Pay Gap figures (2017), has introduced a flexible 'resource solutions' suite for clients and in-house legal teams seeking a more tailored approach to contract legal services, and is likely to be 'one to watch' when it comes to delivering the new solutions enabled by legal tech.

Shoosmiths' commitment to diversity is well-evidenced - a female CEO presided over its recent decade of growth, and the firm is regularly recognised in Diversity League Tables.

Whilst its own agile office network is centred in the UK, Shoosmiths regularly works with law firms with a similarly client-focused outlook in the jurisdictions where our clients do business - "where they go, we go".

National awards from the last 12 months include: Legal Business National/Regional Firm of the Year 2018; EG Legal Team of the Year (2018); and Winner of the Legal 500 Corporate & Commercial Specialism of the year (Venture Capital).

In a rapidly changing legal environment, where markets, technology and new global risks continually re-set the client agenda, Shoosmiths is a law firm which combines innovation and resilience, in tune with the times.

  • Year this Office was Established: 2003
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 1600


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



Tom Allen

Tom AllenAssociate

Sharon Banga

Sharon BangaSenior Associate

Richard Bannister

Richard BannisterSenior Associate

Priti Bansel-Branch

Priti Bansel-BranchSenior Associate

Amy Beaumont

Amy BeaumontAssociate

Michael Bennett

Michael BennettSenior Associate

Dan Bennett

Dan BennettSenior Associate

Victoria Blankstone

Victoria BlankstoneSenior Associate

Richard Blatchly

Richard BlatchlySenior Associate

Kishma Bolaji

Kishma BolajiSenior Associate

Nicola Brain

Nicola BrainSenior Associate

Rebecca Bristow

Rebecca BristowSenior Associate

Andriy Buniak

Andriy BuniakAssociate

Chris Burchill

Chris BurchillSenior Associate

Helen Burnell

Helen BurnellAssociate

Kevin Burns

Kevin BurnsSenior Associate

Erica Burrows

Erica BurrowsAssociate

Sarah Cairns

Sarah CairnsAssociate

Charlotte Cannell

Charlotte CannellSenior Associate

Will Carr

Will CarrSenior Associate

Caroline Chester

Caroline ChesterSenior Associate

Pav Clair

Pav ClairSenior Associate

Daniel Clarke

Daniel ClarkeAssociate

Michelle Clarke

Michelle ClarkeSenior Associate

Simon Colegate

Simon ColegateSenior Associate

Eloise Di Pasqua

Eloise Di PasquaSenior Associate

Charlotte Doyle

Charlotte DoyleSenior Associate

Niall Fanning

Niall FanningAssociate

Rebekah Finch

Rebekah FinchSenior Associate

Hannah Frost

Hannah FrostAssociate

Dan Goddard

Dan GoddardAssociate

Dan Greatorex

Dan GreatorexAssociate

Amy Greaves

Amy GreavesSenior Associate

Sophie Jack

Sophie JackSenior Associate

Ola Jasinska

Ola JasinskaAssociate

Stephen Johnstone

Stephen JohnstoneSenior Associate

Nina Klair

Nina KlairAssociate

Nick Little

Nick LittleSenior Associate

Emma Lusty

Emma LustySenior Associate

Aaron Luxton

Aaron LuxtonAssociate

Adam Maguire

Adam MaguireSenior Associate

Marie Mann

Marie MannAssociate

Barbara McGreal

Barbara McGrealSenior Associate

Lauren Miner

Lauren MinerAssociate

Sumit Morjaria

Sumit MorjariaSenior Associate

Emma Pearce

Emma PearceSenior Associate

Julie Peel

Julie PeelAssociate

Kate Price-Marson

Kate Price-MarsonSenior Associate

Steph Pye

Steph PyeAssociate

Natasha Read

Natasha ReadSenior Associate

Georgina Rennie

Georgina RennieSenior Associate

Gemma Rooke

Gemma RookeSenior Associate

Jo Russell

Jo RussellSenior Associate

Guv Samra

Guv SamraSenior Associate

Ellie Sandbach

Ellie SandbachSenior Associate

Alice Sedgley

Alice SedgleyAssociate

Rebecca Sellers

Rebecca SellersSenior Associate

Andy Sinclair

Andy SinclairSenior Associate Equivalent

Gemma Siviter

Gemma SiviterAssociate

Louise Snipe

Louise SnipeSenior Associate

Dan Thomas

Dan ThomasAssociate

James Thomas

James ThomasSenior Associate

Emma Tuck

Emma TuckSolicitor

Jo Tunnicliff

Jo TunnicliffAssociate

Nick Vernon

Nick VernonSenior Associate

Helen Westwood

Helen WestwoodSenior Associate

Pam Westwood

Pam WestwoodAssociate

Laura Wright

Laura WrightAssociate

James Wright

James WrightSenior Associate

Key Support Personnel

Simon Boss

Simon BossChief Executive

Lisa Page

Lisa PageLegal Director

Lee Perry

Lee PerryMedia and communications executive


Later Living Lingo
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2021

Boomer’s accommodation is booming. Investors are keen on Later Living as an area with incredible demand and limited supply. So, to ensure you are talking the right lingo, we thought we could help out with an alphabetical glossary of key terms. Later Living, as a phrase and a distinct subsector of the residential property market, is the “catch all” term used for the assorted types of accommodation available to people in later life. But what is later life these days? It has arguably changed as older people have stayed fit, healthy and wealthy for longer - but the over 55s is where the planning and legislative system have defined the start or cusp of later life...

The Dramatic Increase in UK Megadeals
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2021

A new report by Shoosmiths, in partnership with Beauhurst, shows that the number of venture capital ‘megadeals’ in the UK has increased tenfold over the last decade. In 2011 a modest five ‘megadeals’ (where £50 million or more is invested into a company) occurred, compared with an astounding 51 megadeals in the first half of 2021. Transaction sizes have also risen with more than half of this year’s fundraisings being ‘gigadeals’ – that is equity deals of £100 million or more. As a result, 2021 looks set to be a landmark year for both the volume, and value, of megadeals...

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Shoosmiths advises Moorfield Group on £53.5 million disposal of The Trilogy
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2021

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised national real estate fund manager Moorfield Group on the disposal of The Trilogy to Barings for approximately £53.5 million.The Trilogy is a build to rent asset based in Manchester featuring 232, one, two and three bed apartments, together with a range of onsite amenities, including a gym, 24 hour concierge, underground car parking for 75 vehicles, a communal courtyard garden and a residents’ lounge. The disposal was transacted by way of corporate share sale...

UK ‘megadeals’ increase tenfold
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2021

The number of venture capital ‘megadeals’ in the UK has increased tenfold over the last decade, according to a report by leading UK law firm Shoosmiths in partnership with intuitive data platform, Beauhurst – UK Megadeals: Past, Present and Future.Ten years ago saw just five ‘megadeals’ – where £50 million or more was invested into UK companies. However the report reveals in the first half of 2021 there were 51 megadeals. A striking factor of the megadeals recorded in the first half of 2021 is that more than half are ‘gigadeals’ – that is equity deals of £100 million or more...

All press submitted by Shoosmiths LLP

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