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Shoosmiths LLP

Shoosmiths LLP  

Legal Services | England

tel: +44 207 477 2222 | fax: +44 118 965 8801
Apex Plaza | Reading | RG1 1SH | England

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Shoosmiths LLP's Overview

Shoosmiths is a UK top 30 national law firm with 113 partners and more than 1,500 personnel at offices in London, Birmingham, Basingstoke, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Nottingham, Reading and Solent. Our clients include household name Blue Chip companies, leading financial institutions, public and private sector organisations, and foreign-owned corporates. Recognition includes Best Brand in Practice at the MPF 2007 European Practice Management Awards. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and recently came top of a diversity survey. Our national charity partner for 2008 - 2010 is Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity.

We view ourselves as that little bit different – not in what we do (like many others we are a full service law firm with strength and depth) – but the way we do it - combining professional expertise with a personalised approach, to deliver valued legal services for all our clients. We really value our people - giving them the freedom, recognition and support to succeed - which means our clients enjoy working with us because we are open, accessible and easy to work with.


  • Year this Office was Established: 1973
  • 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



Caroline Airey

Caroline AireySenior Associate

James Arnold

James ArnoldSenior Associate

Paul Ashurst

Paul AshurstSenior Associate

Mandeep Chima

Mandeep ChimaSenior Associate

Nicholas Dalgleish

Nicholas DalgleishSenior Associate

Marcus Devanny

Marcus DevannySenior Associate

Hannah Farley

Hannah FarleySenior Associate

Emma Foulds

Emma FouldsSenior Associate

Michal Freeman-Shor

Michal Freeman-ShorSenior Associate

Alex Friston

Alex FristonAssociate

Chris George

Chris GeorgeSenior Associate

Abigail Gisbourne

Abigail GisbourneSenior Associate

Alex Haider

Alex HaiderAssociate

Beth Jenkins

Beth JenkinsAssociate

Richard Lester

Richard LesterAssociate Equivalent

Adam Leszczynski

Adam LeszczynskiSenior Associate

Alex Lloyd

Alex LloydAssociate

Suzanne Love

Suzanne LoveSenior Associate

Helen Mackenzie

Helen MackenzieSenior Associate

Michelle Morgan

Michelle MorganSenior Associate

Sarah Poynter

Sarah PoynterSenior Associate

Anna Richardson

Anna RichardsonSenior Associate

Joanna Roberts

Joanna RobertsSenior Associate

Joanne Sear

Joanne SearSenior Associate

Nick Spearing

Nick SpearingSenior Associate

Sophie Tyler

Sophie TylerSenior Associate

Amardeep Vangar

Amardeep VangarSenior Associate

Hollie Weller

Hollie WellerSenior Associate

Esther Wilkins

Esther WilkinsSenior Associate

Key Support Personnel

Danielle Pritchett

Danielle PritchettLegal Executive


AI in Financial Services – A Look at the Turing Report
Shoosmiths LLP, June 2021

The Alan Turing Institute has published a new report: "AI in Financial Services", looking to the use of artificial intelligence in the FS sector. We will watch with interest how the report’s findings evolve into more specific regulatory rules or guidance. As part of its ongoing public policy collaboration with the FCA, the Alan Turing Institute has just published a new report on “AI in Financial Services”, looking at the use of artificial intelligence in the financial services sector...

Balancing Transgender Rights with Gender-Critical Philosophical Beliefs in the Workplace
Shoosmiths LLP, June 2021

In one of the most highly anticipated decisions in the employment law arena, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has found that Maya Forstater’s ‘gender-critical’ belief is a philosophical belief worthy of protection under s10 of the Equality Act 2010 (“EqA”). Ms Forstater complained to the employment tribunal that she was discriminated against because of her gender-critical belief that sex is biologically immutable and that ‘transwomen are men’. She believes it is sex that is fundamentally important, rather than ‘gender’, ‘gender identity’ or ‘gender expression’...

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Shoosmiths Builds Corporate M&A tax Capability with New London Partner
Shoosmiths LLP, May 2021

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has built up its tax offering with the hire of corporate M&A tax specialist, Laura Board. Laura, who has 11 years’ experience of advising clients on tax issues, will be based at the firm’s London office. She joins as a Partner from law firm Bird & Bird. Previous to that, Laura trained and practised at Nabarro. Shoosmiths partner, Laura Board, said: “Shoosmiths has an exceptionally strong tax team and is also well known in the market for its corporate M&A expertise, brilliant collegiate culture and collaborative approach. “I am extremely excited to join a fast-growing team where I can make an important contribution to its further development...

Shoosmiths Acts for Berkeley DeVeer in Acquisition of Avant Homes Group
Shoosmiths LLP, May 2021

Berkeley DeVeer has partnered with funds advised by Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited to acquire Avant Homes Group, one of the UK's leading residential property developers, to advance its growth plans. Our team that acted for Berkeley DeVeer spanned our corporate and real estate divisions, including partners Richard Outhwaite, Tim Jackson-Smith, Andrew Millar, Fiona Cameron and Judy Fawcett, senior associate Leah Cairney, associate Kendra McCullough, associate Matthew Newall, trainee solicitor Victoria Oxley, principle associate Emma Livesey and associate Georgia Rowe...

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