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Shoosmiths LLP

Shoosmiths LLP  

Legal Services | England

tel: 44 207 477 2222 | fax: 44 1489 616801
Russell House, 1550 Parkway | Solent | PO157AG | 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.

  • 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


Principal Associates

Laura Austin

Laura AustinSenior Associate

Luke Coleborn

Luke ColebornSenior Associate

Stephen Eastley

Stephen EastleySenior Associate

Kate Garcia

Kate GarciaPrincipal Associate

Sian Hoare

Sian HoarePrincipal Associate

Emma Livesey

Emma LiveseyPrincipal Associate

Hannah Locke

Hannah LockeSenior Associate

Georgina Massey

Georgina MasseySenior Associate

Grace Mitchell

Grace MitchellSenior Associate

Jessica Ready

Jessica ReadyPrincipal Associate

Anna Richardson

Anna RichardsonPrincipal Associate

Lisa Sigalet

Lisa SigaletPrincipal Associate

Jade Souch

Jade SouchSenior Associate

Katrina Spolander

Katrina SpolanderSenior Associate

Emily Stocker

Emily StockerPrincipal Associate

Shelley White

Shelley WhitePrincipal Associate


Abbie Leakey

Abbie LeakeyAssociate

Matthew Price

Matthew PriceAssociate

Georgia Rowe

Georgia RoweAssociate

Harry Warren

Harry WarrenAssociate

Legal Directors and Key Support Personnel

Sarah Fairweather

Sarah FairweatherLegal Director

Julia Ishak

Julia IshakLegal Director


Record fine for fire safety breaches; the shape of things to come?
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2022

Private healthcare provider Bupa has been ordered to pay a purported record £1.04 million penalty (fine and costs combined) after admitting fire safety failings. London Fire Brigade, prosecuting, said it was the "highest ever fine for fire safety breaches in the UK, [highlighting] the seriousness of Bupa's failure to protect a vulnerable resident in its care.” The care home environment presents unique challenges, and is one in which the consequences of getting fire safety wrong are potentially catastrophic. Even in the absence of significant human cost, the financial costs associated with a breach of regulations can have a major impact on businesses...

2022 predictions: what’s on the horizon for construction?
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2022

As the pandemic persists and the disruption of the previous two years continues to impact projects, the construction industry faces a continued period of uncertainty in 2022. Further disruption The pandemic and issues around the availability of materials may continue to disrupt projects into 2022 leading to higher costs and further delays. In a statement in December 2021, the co-chairs of the Construction Leadership Council’s Product Availability working group expected that pressure on the supply chain to deliver products will return “as construction activity remains strong next year, with longer lead times and further price increases anticipated”...

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Shoosmiths advises Gresham House’s British Sustainable Infrastructure Funds on £164m investment into Borderlink Broadband Limited
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2022

Law Firm Shoosmiths has advised Gresham House plc on its £164m follow on investment into Borderlink Broadband Limited through its British Sustainable Infrastructure Funds (BSIF) strategy to improve digital inclusion in underserved communities in the UK.Borderlink, which trades as rural broadband provider GoFibre, serves residential and business customers across Scotland, Cumbria and Northumberland with gigabit-capable fibre broadband connectivity. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the plight of rural or smaller communities in fringe areas, which suffer from slow internet speeds and a lack of mobile-based services...

Shoosmiths announces office move to new landmark tower in Birmingham
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2022

Law firm Shoosmiths has taken 32,900 sq ft at Birmingham’s 103 Colmore Row, marking the largest letting to date for the landmark tower – which has reached practical completion – and brings the total office space pre-let or under offer to 60%.Shoosmiths, whose 300 legal advisers and support staff are currently based at Two Colmore Square, will relocate to 103 Colmore Row after agreeing a 15-year lease on the 11th, 12th and 20th floors, with joint venture partners Sterling Property Ventures and Tristan Capital Partners’ EPISO 4 Fund...

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