Shoosmiths LLP

Legal Services | England
tel: 44 207 477 2222 | fax: 44 1489 616801
Russell House, 1550 Parkway | Solent Business Park, Whiteley Fareham Hampshire | Solent | PO157AG | England

Main Contacts

Gary Assim

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Partner

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

Notable

Areas of Practice

Professionals

Principal Associates

Laura  Austin

Laura Austin

Senior Associate
Luke  Coleborn

Luke Coleborn

Principal Associate
Stephen  Eastley

Stephen Eastley

Senior Associate
David  Hutber

David Hutber

Senior Associate
Emma  Livesey

Emma Livesey

Principal Associate
Hannah  Locke

Hannah Locke

Senior Associate
Hannah  Locke

Hannah Locke

Senior Associate
Grace  Mitchell

Grace Mitchell

Senior Associate
Steve  Reading

Steve Reading

Principal Associate
Steve  Reading

Steve Reading

Principal Associate
Anna  Richardson

Anna Richardson

Principal Associate
Jade  Souch

Jade Souch

Senior Associate
Katrina  Spolander

Katrina Spolander

Principal Associate
Emily  Stocker

Emily Stocker

Principal Associate
Harry  Warren

Harry Warren

Senior Associate

Associates

Ashlie  Cheshire

Ashlie Cheshire

Associate
Laura  Clark

Laura Clark

Associate
Carly  Cutler

Carly Cutler

Associate
Hannah  Gilling

Hannah Gilling

Associate
Callum  Larkin

Callum Larkin

Associate
Matthew  Price

Matthew Price

Associate
Georgia  Rowe

Georgia Rowe

Associate

Legal Directors and Key Support Personnel

Sian  Hoare

Sian Hoare

Legal Director
Julia  Ishak

Julia Ishak

Legal Director
Jess  Ready

Jess Ready

Legal Director
Shelley  White

Shelley White

Legal Director

Articles

Is a Collateral Warranty a construction contract?

The Supreme Court has decided that most collateral warranties will not be construction contracts and unanimously allowed the appeal of the Court of Appeal decision in Abbey Healthcare (Mill Hill) Limited v Simply Construct (UK) LLP [2022]. Background Under s.108 of the Housing Grants, Construction & Regeneration Act 1996 (Construction Act), parties to a construction contract have a right to refer disputes arising under those contracts to adjudication. Construction contracts are defined in s.104(1) and include ‘the carrying out of construction operations’...

Avoiding costly litigation when providing employee benefit schemes

A recent appeal case upheld a breach of contract claim over a lifetime rail travel benefit delivered by a third-party provider. We examine the case and how employers can avoid such disputes through clear terms and conditions for employee benefit schemes. What was the case about? The recent case of Adekoya v Heathrow Express Operating Co Ltd [2024] EAT 72 considered whether employers have an obligation to continue offering their employees benefits which are provided by a third-party provider, even when those benefits have been withdrawn by the third party...

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Press

Financial results 2024: Shoosmiths surpasses £200-million revenue mark, increasing profits by 5% and PEP by 16% *

London, 10 July, 2024 – Shoosmiths today announces its milestone results for the 2023/24 financial year. The firm saw a 6% jump in revenue, up to £206.7 million from £194.1 million last year. The revenue growth was a record for Shoosmiths, marking the first time it has crossed the £200-million mark. The firm’s profits also climbed to £66 million, a 5% increase from last year’s £62.7 million. Profit per equity partner (PEP) rose by 16% to £781,000 from £676,000 last year...

UK real estate investment market approaches key juncture

Sending a powerful statement to the industry, M&G Investments’ latest mid-year real estate outlook put forward the case that: ‘For the majority of markets, this year will likely mark the bottom of the cycle and the end of significant capital value falls.’M&G’s prediction follows one of the fastest interest rate hike periods in modern history, with the UK’s Bank rate rising sharply from nearly zero (0.1%) at the beginning of December 2021 to 5.25% by August 2, 2023 – a level it has maintained for 11 months and counting...

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