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Shoosmiths LLP

Shoosmiths LLP  

Legal Services | England

www.shoosmiths.co.uk
tel: 44 207 477 2222 | fax: 08700 86 3001
The Lakes | Northampton | NN4 7SH | 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.

  • Lawyers Worldwide: 1600

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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
Professionals

Partners

Associates

Stuart Angus

Stuart AngusSenior Associate

Sharine Burgess

Sharine BurgessSenior Associate


Jodie Craven

Jodie CravenAssociate

Kirsty Day

Kirsty DayAssociate


Sarah Harper

Sarah HarperSenior Associate

Louise Kitchen

Louise KitchenSenior Associate

Karen Lymn

Karen LymnAssociate Equivalent


David Prideaux

David PrideauxSenior Associate

Fraser Shuba

Fraser ShubaAssociate

Oliver Spicer

Oliver SpicerAssociate


Tim White-Robinson

Tim White-RobinsonAssociate Equivalent


Key Support Personnel

Shane Scott

Shane ScottIT Director

Articles

Shoosmiths Launches Coronavirus Client Support Measures
Shoosmiths LLP, March 2020

UK law firm Shoosmiths has been mobilising its legal advisors and support staff to keep its clients up-to-date on the many potential impacts of the coronavirus outbreak. Its free, online COVID-19 hub is already packed with a wealth of information on topics that might have both short and long-term effects on business. The hub is updated several times daily on latest developments; from employment law, force majeure, IP, planning, GDPR, competition law to advice on how to work from home while looking after children, or how to liaise with funders...

Shoosmiths Launches Coronavirus Client Support Measures
Shoosmiths LLP, March 2020

UK law firm Shoosmiths has been mobilising its legal advisors and support staff to keep its clients up-to-date on the many potential impacts of the coronavirus outbreak. Its free, online COVID-19 hub is already packed with a wealth of information on topics that might have both short and long-term effects on business. The hub is updated several times daily on latest developments; from employment law, force majeure, IP, planning, GDPR, competition law to advice on how to work from home while looking after children, or how to liaise with funders...

All articles submitted by Shoosmiths LLP

Press

Shoosmiths Advises Hotel La Tour on Financing for New Luxury Hotel
Shoosmiths LLP, April 2020

UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised luxury hotel operators, Hotel La Tour on £22 million of financing to develop a new landmark hotel that will become one of the tallest buildings in Milton Keynes. As a privately owned British company, Hotel La Tour comprises hoteliers who are focused on customer service and scrupulous attention to detail. Hotel La Tour aims to provide a four star plus hotel with five star service, to match the ambition of the commercial growth and development of Milton Keynes - a city with the benefit of being built by design - and its proximity to London...

Senior Cyber Incident Response Lawyer Joins Shoosmiths
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2020

UK law firm Shoosmiths has appointed Philip Tansley, an expert in cyber incident response, as a partner based in their London office. Philip was previously a partner at Keystone Law and co-founded a multi-award winning multi-disciplinary incident response service. Philip will be joining Shoosmiths to further develop their cyber incident response capability, complimenting their existing emergency response service and leading data protection and privacy practice...

All press submitted by Shoosmiths LLP

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