Shoosmiths wins prestigious ‘UK Law Firm of the Year’ award for ‘clear strategy’ and ‘measurable differences’

November, 2023 - Milton Keynes, England

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. 

The British Legal Awards, now in its 14th year, was hosted at City Central at the HAC and celebrates ‘the best of the best’ in the legal community. Others shortlisted for the ‘UK Law Firm of the Year’ award included Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Gateley PLC, Gowling WLG, Hill Dickinson, Macfarlanes, Osborne Clarke and Pinsent Masons. 

Judges said of Shoosmiths: “In a difficult year for dealmakers, the winning firm has set out a clear strategy that is working and making measurable differences in areas spanning strategy, clients, brand, people development and ESG.”

Shoosmiths’ CEO, David Jackson, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have been recognised by this prestigious accolade.”

“There is a palpable excitement within Shoosmiths, and our people are united and determined in the pursuit of delivering excellence for our incredible clients.

“We have absolute clarity of where we heading as a firm, and we cannot wait for what’s to come.”

The UK Law Firm accolade from the British Legal Awards follows hot on the heels of the firm winning Law Firm of the Year at the Legal Business Awards in 2022.