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...
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
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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...
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 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’...