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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



Nicholas Dalgleish

Nicholas DalgleishSenior Associate

Marcus Devanny

Marcus DevannySenior Associate

Kiran Dhesi

Kiran DhesiSenior Associate

Sarah Fenn

Sarah FennAssociate

Richard Lester

Richard LesterAssociate Equivalent

Suzanne Love

Suzanne LoveSenior Associate

Tara McInnes

Tara McInnesSenior Associate

Lisa Paul

Lisa PaulAssociate Equivalent

Anna Richardson

Anna RichardsonSenior Associate

Joanne Sear

Joanne SearSenior Associate

Key Support Personnel

Paul Eccles

Paul EcclesDirector

Danielle Pritchett

Danielle PritchettLegal Executive


Directors to Get Better Protection From Fraud
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2019

The UK government has announced changes to legislation to reduce the risk of fraud, violence or intimidation faced by company directors as a result of having their residential addresses on the public record. For a number of years, directors have been able to keep their residential address details private by making use of a separate service address, often the company's registered office. While directors are still required to provide Companies House with their residential address, it is only the service address which will be entered on the public record. However, this general level of protection does not extend to historical records at Companies House...

Develop and Be Damned is Not a Good Strategy
Shoosmiths LLP, December 2018

The Court of Appeal has held that public policy interests do not justify the release of restrictive covenants where a developer deliberately builds houses on land in breach of those covenants. Background Millgate, a property developer, obtained planning permission for, and then built, houses and flats on a development site. Part of the land was subject to a restrictive covenant that prevented residential development. Millgate was aware of the covenant but chose to ignore it. The houses built in breach of the covenant were subsequently sold to a housing association for social housing use...

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Masabi Nets $20 Million for Global Expansion Drive
Shoosmiths LLP, May 2019

UK-based mobile ticketing and public transport payments company Masabi has secured a $20 million financing, in a deal advised on by UK law firm Shoosmiths. The financing was led by Smedvig Capital. Existing investor MMC Ventures also participated. Corporate and venture capital partner Steve Barnett led the Shoosmiths team on the financing for Masabi. Masabi is the market leader in the software as a service (SaaS) ticketing field for public transport, and last year enabled more than 85 million journeys through its platform Justride...

Shoosmiths Reveals Expansion Plans for Trainee Solicitor Programme
Shoosmiths LLP, April 2019

Shoosmiths is expanding its trainee solicitor programme with an increase in trainee and NQ recruits, expansion into the London office, and two trainee intakes annually. Shoosmiths’ previous trainee solicitor programme invited 22 graduates to join the firm each year for a two-year programme. From September 2019, the firm will increase its trainee numbers to 30 annually, and will now also include London as a base office location. Along with the increased number of recruits, the programme will include a March intake, as well as the usual September intake commencing from March 2020...

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