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Shoosmiths LLP | May 2022
England

The State opening of parliament began with the Queen’s Speech and was delivered by Prince of Wales this year. Our experts respond below to the speech at large.Alex Bishop, co-head of the Shoosmiths Birmingham office, said: “We were delighted to see Birmingham and the Commonwealth Games specifically mentioned in the Queen’s Speech, marking this pivotal year for the city ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2022
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has announced the opening of its latest application window for funding grant allocations from the Shoosmiths Foundation.The Shoosmiths Foundation is a grant-making body working to help address societal issues, empower sustainable change and improve the lives of the people and the environment in the UK. Grants are available for UK registered charities undertaking work in the UK ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2022
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised national accountancy and business advisory group Azets on its acquisition of Tait Walker, one of the largest independent accountants and business advisors in the North East of England. tants and business advisors in the North East of England ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2022
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has announced seven new partners in its May promotions round.The promotions are across the firm’s corporate, real estate and business advisory divisions ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2022
England

Shoosmiths has advised Hallam Land Management on a strategic land deal that will support the creation of up to 2,170 homes.The deal will see the land promotion business – part of Henry Boot PLC – sell its interest in a 440-acre site in Didcot, Oxfordshire, to Taylor Wimpey UK and Persimmon Homes. Hallam initially acquired its interest in the site in 2013. Since then, it has achieved consent for the development in partnership with the two major PLC housebuilders ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2022
England

On 1 May, long-standing partner David Jackson became Shoosmiths’ CEO.David takes over from Simon Boss, under whose tenure the firm grew substantially. David, like Simon, is now working closely with Shoosmiths’ chairperson Peter Duff and the rest of the senior leadership team to propel Shoosmiths into the next stage of its growth journey ...

Shoosmiths LLP | April 2022
England

Leading lawyer Paula Swain mentored aspiring law and business students this week, as part of an innovative careers event at Solent University, Southampton.Paula, who is head of Shoosmiths’ Solent office and heads the national law firm’s business to business debt recovery team, joined a panel of business leaders from throughout the region including representatives from Southampton FC, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and NatWest at the ‘Your future at work’ themed event ...

Shoosmiths LLP | April 2022
England

Award-winning broadcaster, writer and adventurer Ben Fogle joined UK law firm Shoosmiths to recount tales of resilience from his illustrious career to a packed audience of the firm’s clients and contacts on Wednesday evening ...

Shoosmiths LLP | April 2022
England

Law firm Shoosmiths has revealed the new head of its Nottingham office.Michael Briggs, a partner and employment law specialist, takes on the role from Deborah Gordon-Brown who has held the post since 2015. Michael, who joined Shoosmiths as an associate in 2013, will lead 77 staff at the firm’s Waterfront House office on Station Street and is set to oversee plans to continue growing its presence in the city and wider region ...

Shoosmiths LLP | April 2022
England

Leading law firm Shoosmiths has boosted its dispute resolution and litigation practice with the appointment of specialist financial services disputes resolution lawyer Andrew Bowden-Brown as a partner in London.Previously head of banking & finance at Francis Wilks & Jones, Andrew has more than 20 years of experience across the asset-based lending, alternative finance and banking and finance industry ...

Shoosmiths LLP | April 2022
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths and tech start-up and scale-up policy group Coadec (The Coalition for a Digital Economy) have partnered to produce Coadec’s latest insight piece - Regional and National Ecosystems: Untapped Potential.The thought leadership collaboration examines the potential for building successful start-up ecosystems across all parts of the UK and concludes there is untapped potential to grow these and other regional tech hubs ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2022
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has sponsored the 2022 Gender Index report, with findings demonstrating that female-founders obtain disproportionately less investment compared to male-owned companies.The Gender Index's (TGI) ambition is to help create a more equal future by providing a clear and accurate picture of the disparity between male and female led businesses, by benchmarking the current level of activity undertaken by companies across the UK which are owned or led by female founders ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2022
England

Shoosmiths will partner the over age 35 men’s basketball team for the upcoming European Championships in Malaga.The Federation of Masters Basketball Association (FIMBA) European championships take place in from 24 June to 2 July 2022. FIMBA GB is sending 15 teams. Craig Sharland, regional estates manager at Shoosmiths, is captain of the o35 Men’s team ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2022
England

Leading law firm Shoosmiths is continuing its ambitious growth strategy in the North West with the appointment of Elia Montorio as corporate partner in its Manchester office. Described by Legal 500 as ‘brilliant’ and an ‘exceptional deal counsel’, Elia has built a reputation as one of the leading corporate lawyers in Manchester over the last decade, regularly appearing in the Insider North West’s Top 100 Most Influential Businesswomen league table ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2022
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating five years in Sheffield, following significant growth and impressive client wins in the region.Based at City Estates’ Speedwell Works development in Sheffield’s thriving cultural industries quarter, the Shoosmiths team has increased its profile in South Yorkshire and built an impressive client roster ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2022
England

Law firm Shoosmiths has supported research into the property technology (proptech) sector in partnership with Financial Times backed media platform Sifted Intelligence and proptech VC Pi Labs.The report, Proptech: How the world’s biggest asset class faces digital disruption, is jointly sponsored by Shoosmiths Pi Labs, investigating how technology is reshaping real estate ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2022
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised global software company Everbridge, Inc. on a significant acquisition of advanced business resilience solutions business, Anvil Group. Everbridge is a Nasdaq listed global software company, providing international clients with best-in-class software applications that automate and accelerate operational response to critical events, its aim to keep businesses running faster and safer ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2022
England

Shoosmiths has added new expertise to its construction practice with a partner hire in Manchester.The leading law firm has recruited Ian Hardman who is a specialist non-contentious lawyer with over 20 years’ experience advising on construction and engineering matters. Ian arrives at Shoosmiths from Weightmans where he was a partner and head of its Manchester construction team, working on key projects including a £250m distribution centre in the North West ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2022
England

An expert in charity law at leading law firm Shoosmiths has welcomed changes to the Charities Bill, claiming they will “make life easier for hard-pushed charities and their trustees in the aftermath of a global pandemic.”They will also “address technical issues that have diverted resources away from charitable activities” and provide “a clearer and less bureaucratic framework”, says Robert Nieri, a charity law specialist at the firm ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2022
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has announced the appointment of new non-executive director, Vikas Shah MBE.Vikas joins the Board alongside Monica Burch, who has been a non-executive director since 2018, and will provide the Board with another expert external view to assist the firm’s strategic development. Vikas is an experienced entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist and visiting professor, with significant experience in the business-to-business sector ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2022
England

Shoosmiths has bolstered the ranks of its southern real estate group.The law firm has recruited housebuilder expert Ben Pariser as a partner into its Thames Valley office in Reading. Also joining the team is Simon Dawes who arrives as legal director and is set to provide specialist residential development experience after advising on projects delivering up to 3,000 homes ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2022
England

Paula Swain, head of Shoosmiths’ national business debt recovery team and head of the firm’s Solent office, put aspiring lawyers through their paces last week in her first ‘in person’ appointment as a visiting scholar.Paula, who is also the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) representative on the Solent Freeport Consortium Board, lent her valuable expertise to students at Solent University Law School by taking them through the workings of a real-world contract ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2022
England

Leading law firm Shoosmiths has been appointed to the Lovell Partnerships Limited (Lovell) legal services and plot sales panels in England, Scotland and Wales.Work for the residential development expert will commence in January 2022 for three years. The appointment of Shoosmiths will assist Lovell’s housebuilding, affordable living and later living businesses in delivering mixed tenure communities across the UK ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2022
England

Law firm Shoosmiths has announced it is set to move its Edinburgh office to a new landmark development, marking ten years of success in Scotland.Shoosmiths has been based at Saltire Court, Castle Terrace since 2012 and has expanded its practice significantly in that time ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2022
England

Leading law firm Shoosmiths has advised Global Critical Logistics (GCL) and its subsidiary Rock-it Global on its acquisition of Dynamic Freight International and Dynamic Doxynamic Dox (collectively ‘Dynamic’). Headquartered in Los Angeles, GCL is the holding company for renowned Rock-it Global – a provider of freight forwarding and logistics for the entertainment, music touring, sports, broadcast, film and TV industry ...

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