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Shoosmiths Advises on £38m Debt and Equity Raise for Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2020
England

Popular tourist attraction Yorkshire Wildlife Park (YWP) has raised an additional £38 million-pound by way of debt and equity from BGF and a major high street bank. The development capital will be deployed to double the park’s size and help the park to fulfil its objective of attracting 1.5 million visitors a year. The Doncaster-based park currently has more than 450 animals...

Shoosmiths Hires Senior Financial Services Litigation Lawyer, Jonathon Crook
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2020
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths has expanded its litigation team with the appointment of Jonathon Crook as a partner, to further enhance its award winning financial services litigation practice. With a wealth of experience in advising on all aspects of litigation and dispute resolution since 1991, Jonathon is an established name in this area of law...

Shoosmiths Expands its Highly Regarded Court of Protection Team
Shoosmiths LLP, August 2020
England

Shoosmiths has expanded its Court of Protection (COP) team with the recruitment of a new partner, Sue Bowler, who will be based in the firm’s Thames Valley office. Sue BowlerSue’s extensive experience and expertise in this area will further enhance the existing high net worth and disputed wills and trust teams currently working in the Thames Valley office...

Shoosmiths advises DIF Capital Partners on major infrastructure investment
Shoosmiths LLP, August 2020
England

A CONTINGENT of corporate, commercial, infrastructure and tax experts at UK law firm Shoosmiths have advised DIF Capital Partners (DIF) on its substantial infrastructure investment into Liberatis Limited (which trades as 4th Utility), allowing the business to majorly expand its ultrafast broadband operations...

Shoosmiths Continues Strategic Expansion in Glasgow with Major Employment Appointment
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2020
England

Shoosmiths is making further strides into the Glasgow market– attracting DWF’s national head of employment, Michael McLaughlin. Michael’s appointment represents further strategic expansion by the firm in Scotland, as he joins recent recruit banking partner Fiona Cameron and real estate partner Barry McKeown who opened the Glasgow location last year...

Chambers Highlights Shoosmiths as Go-To Firm for High Net Worth Individuals
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2020
England

The Shoosmiths wealth protection team has been recognised for its work in advising their clients on a range of matters including bespoke tax efficient succession planning, family investment companies, trusts and inheritance disputes, in this year’s Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide...

Mini-Budget 2020: Shoosmiths’ Expert Comments and a Warning
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2020
England

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has unveiled a coronavirus jobs and economy recovery plan in a mini-Budget 2020. Here, Catherine Williams, head of Shoosmiths’ living sector and partner and Nick Iliff, co-head of infrastructure and energy sector discuss some of the key announcements and Stephen Dawson, head of financial services provides a warning on spending...

Springboard Advise Partington Engineering on the Cross-Border Sale to Argent Industrial
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2020
England

Springboard Corporate Finance has advised the shareholders of Partington Engineering on the cross-border sale of the business to Argent Industrial, a company headquartered in South Africa and quoted on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. This is the fourth deal that Springboard has completed post lockdown...

Bensons for Beds pre-pack deal agreed – Shoosmiths CR&A team advise on another high-profile brand/retailer
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2020
England

The corporate restructuring and advisory (CR&A) team at UK law firm Shoosmiths has acted for administrators PwC in the pre-pack sale of popular high street retailer Bensons for Beds. Bensons for Beds, which operates 243 shops, has been bought by its former owner, turnaround firm Alteri Investors, saving nearly 2,000 jobs...

Arbuthnot Assists in Lending Facility for Chiltern Capital with Help from Shoosmiths
Shoosmiths LLP, June 2020
England

The banking and finance team at UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised its client Arbuthnot Commercial Asset Based Lending on an asset-based lending facility for the purchase of mechanical contractor Doby Verrolec by Chiltern Capital from Verrolec’s existing parent company Heitkamp & Thumann...

Shoosmiths Boosts UK Real Estate Finance Team with Strategic Gires in London, Manchester & Leeds
Shoosmiths LLP, June 2020
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths has grown its national real estate finance offering by hiring specialist senior lawyers in Manchester, Leeds and London, in line with the firm’s growth strategy...

Shoosmiths Looks to the Future with 'The New How'
Shoosmiths LLP, June 2020
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths is trailblazing out of lock-down with its forward-looking initiative, ‘The New How’. Led by partners David Jackson and Tony Randle, ‘The New How’ focuses on how businesses could and should be working to perform optimally in the ‘new normal’...

Shoosmiths acts on sale of Oasis and Warehouse to Boohoo
Shoosmiths LLP, June 2020
England

The corporate restructuring and advisory team at UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised its client Hilco on the sale of Oasis and Warehouse to online retailer Boohoo. The team has worked on a number of high-profile retail administrations in recent weeks including Monsoon Accessorize, Oddbins, Cath Kidston and Axminster Carpets...

Simon Meek takes the reins at Shoosmiths Leeds
Shoosmiths LLP, June 2020
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed real estate partner Simon Meek as its new office head in Leeds as it continues to pursue its successful growth strategy in Yorkshire. Simon joined Shoosmiths in 2017 to develop a new real estate practice which he has grown into 35-strong team, including nine partners and two directors...

Shoosmiths announces eight partner promotions
Shoosmiths LLP, May 2020
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths has announced eight new partners in its May promotions round. The promotions cover a wide range of practice areas; corporate, real estate, business advisory and personal advisory, across five locations...

Shoosmiths Strengthens its Living Sector Team in the South with Partner Hire
Shoosmiths LLP, May 2020
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths has boosted its national real estate offering with the strategic hire of partner Sara Hampson, a specialist adviser to developers, investors and landowners working across the living sector...

Shoosmiths Advises on International Acquisition to bring Streetwear Brand Bench back to its Manchester Roots
Shoosmiths LLP, April 2020
England

A multi-disciplinary team led by the Manchester office of national law firm Shoosmiths has advised investment vehicle Wraith on the acquisition of streetwear brand Bench from US investor Gordon Brothers. Manchester-based Wraith is an affiliate of Apparel Brands, one of Bench’s primary European licensees...

Shoosmiths Hires Senior Wealth Protection Lawyer, Stephen Patch
Shoosmiths LLP, April 2020
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths has expanded its wealth protection team with the appointment of Stephen Patch to progress its long-term growth strategy. Stephen was the former head of the private client team at Woodfines as well as previously heading up the tax, trusts & estates Cambridge team at international law firm, Taylor Vinters...

Shoosmiths Advises Hotel La Tour on Financing for New Luxury Hotel
Shoosmiths LLP, April 2020
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised luxury hotel operators, Hotel La Tour on £22 million of financing to develop a new landmark hotel that will become one of the tallest buildings in Milton Keynes. As a privately owned British company, Hotel La Tour comprises hoteliers who are focused on customer service and scrupulous attention to detail...

Senior Cyber Incident Response Lawyer Joins Shoosmiths
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2020
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths has appointed Philip Tansley, an expert in cyber incident response, as a partner based in their London office. Philip was previously a partner at Keystone Law and co-founded a multi-award winning multi-disciplinary incident response service...

Lawyer Moves Firms for the First Time to Join Shoosmiths’ Real Estate Team
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2020
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths has expanded its award-winning real estate team with the appointment of Simon Foster as a partner. Simon previously worked at Laytons Solicitors for the entire 13 years of his career and established his name by building a property litigation practice from the ground up. He is recommended in both The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners...

Shoosmiths Ushers in the New Year with Key Partner and Associate Appointments in Scotland
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2020
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has further underlined its strategic intent in the Scottish market with the New Year appointment of two highly experienced new partners and two associates across its Edinburgh and Glasgow locations. Kim Pattullo has joined Shoosmiths’ as partner and head of its employment team in Edinburgh...

Shoosmiths Advises Mount Property Group on £12 Million Development Finance for Student Living Scheme
Shoosmiths LLP, December 2019
England

Long-standing Shoosmiths client Mount Property Group has secured £12m development finance to fund a 574-bed student living scheme in Liverpool. The £12m will fund the scheme’s completion in September 2020. The 16 and 10-storey project is being constructed by Mount Construction and management contractor Barton Group Services...

Shoosmiths Client YFM Leads £4.5m Series A Fundraising at Panintelligence
Shoosmiths LLP, December 2019
England

Data visualisation, reporting and analytics software developer Panintelligence has secured backing from YFM Equity Partners and Comhar Capital in a Series A fundraising, with legal advice from the Shoosmiths corporate team...

Leading Speech Recognition Technology Company Eyes Global Expansion Following a Series A Investment Round.
Shoosmiths LLP, October 2019
England

Shoosmiths’ corporate team has advised speech recognition technology expert, Speechmatics, on a £6.35 million Series A funding round, which will be used to grow the firm globally...

Shoosmiths Recognised in Top Tier Rankings in The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners
Shoosmiths LLP, October 2019
England

Shoosmiths CEO Simon Boss says a commitment to clients, a cutting edge approach and delivering collaborative solutions are key to the firm’s results in this year’s leading legal directories results. In The Legal 500, Shoosmiths has been recommended as a top tier firm across an impressive 25 practice areas with 29 practice areas moving up a tier...

‘Hygge HQ’: Shoosmiths Solent Celebrates its First Anniversary at a New Location
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2019
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating its first anniversary of its new Solent office, and there is a feeling of growing momentum as the region experiences continued and improved growth including in its infrastructure...

Shoosmiths Celebrates 10 Years of Free Training for In House Lawyers
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2019
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths is marking ten years since the launch of its highly successful regional series of free training events, designed for local employers’ in house legal (IHL) teams...

Shoosmiths Nottingham Office Celebrates 35th Anniversary in City and Plots Further Growth
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2019
England

Shoosmiths is celebrating its 35th year in Nottingham by setting out its ambitious new strategy to take the office to even greater success...

Shoosmiths advises NVM on its investment in footwear label Duke & Dexter
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2019
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised NVM Private Equity (NVM) on its recent investment of £2 million into Duke & Dexter (D&D), an award winning men’s footwear label. Launched in 2014, D&D offers a range of high quality shoes, all manufactured by hand in the UK and has developed into a leading premium men’s shoe brand...

Shoosmiths extends Scottish footprint with opening of Glasgow hub
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2019
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has confirmed the opening of a Glasgow hub, building on the success of its Edinburgh office and further extending Shoosmiths’ operational footprint in Scotland. Barry McKeown, who recently joined Shoosmiths growing real estate team as a partner, is responsible for further developing the firm’s presence in the west of Scotland...

Shoosmiths appointed to inaugural WeWork EMEA legal panel
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2019
England

Shoosmiths will work closely with WeWork, a global space, community and service company and will focus, in particular, in providing legal advice in the following key areas in the UK and Ireland, Employment; Commercial; Corporate; and Health & Safety and Environmental. WeWork is present in 111 cities and 29 countries with over 527,000 members globally and 40% of these being enterprise clients...

Shoosmiths Hires Leading Planning Partner
Shoosmiths LLP, August 2019
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths has recruited a leading planning and development partner to boost its real estate team...

Shoosmiths financial results 2018-2019
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2019
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths today announced another year of strong financial results for 2018/19, with revenue up 7 per cent year-on-year to £137.6 million and net profit up 6 per cent to £37.9 million...

Shoosmiths lawyer appointed president of Northamptonshire Law Society
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2019
England

Sharine Burgess, a senior associate with UK law firm Shoosmiths and a society member for 16 years, has become president of Northamptonshire Law Society. Sharine specialises in representing claimants who have suffered serious injury and illness. She succeeds Oliver Spicer, also of Shoosmiths – which was founded in Northampton in 1845 - as president...

Shoosmiths real estate team advises South Somerset District Council on £7 million acquisition
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2019
England

The award-winning real estate team at UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised South Somerset District Council on its purchase of Unit D1, Christchurch Business Park for more than £7 million. South Somerset District Council serves a large, rural area of 370 square miles, with borders ranging from Devon, Wiltshire and Dorset to the Somerset Levels...

Shoosmiths named as the National Firm of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2019
Shoosmiths LLP, June 2019
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating after winning the award for the National Firm of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2019 held last night. Chairman Peter Duff and CEO Simon Boss accepted the award on behalf of Shoosmiths at a glittering ceremony that took place at Grosvenor House Hotel in London, hosted by Sandi Toksvig, TV personality and writer...

Shoosmiths advises August Equity on the sale of assisted living provider to Elysian Capital
Shoosmiths LLP, June 2019
England

The corporate team at UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised August Equity LLP on its sale of supported living specialist Aspirations group to Elysian Capital II LP. Aspirations is a specialist provider of supported living services for adults with learning disabilities and complex needs, with revenue of over £22 million to March 2019...

Masabi Nets $20 Million for Global Expansion Drive
Shoosmiths LLP, May 2019
England

UK-based mobile ticketing and public transport payments company Masabi has secured a $20 million financing, in a deal advised on by UK law firm Shoosmiths. The financing was led by Smedvig Capital. Existing investor MMC Ventures also participated. Corporate and venture capital partner Steve Barnett led the Shoosmiths team on the financing for Masabi...

Shoosmiths Reveals Expansion Plans for Trainee Solicitor Programme
Shoosmiths LLP, April 2019
England

Shoosmiths is expanding its trainee solicitor programme with an increase in trainee and NQ recruits, expansion into the London office, and two trainee intakes annually. Shoosmiths’ previous trainee solicitor programme invited 22 graduates to join the firm each year for a two-year programme...

Octopus Investments Shines a £5 Million Light on Entertainment Industry Lighting Experts
Shoosmiths LLP, March 2019
England

The award-winning venture capital team at Shoosmiths has guided the development capital team of its long-term client Octopus Investments on its £5 million growth investment into Rotolight, which creates advanced LED lighting for the photography and filmmaking industry...

Shoosmiths Residential Development Experts Advise Kier Living on Prestigious Cardiff Site
Shoosmiths LLP, February 2019
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised long-standing client Kier Living on its successful bid to provide exclusive, high-quality homes in one of Cardiff’s largest and more prestigious residential developments. The Churchlands development site in Lisvane, Cardiff, will be transformed into a 1,000-home site with a new school, district centre and extensive areas of public open space...

Shoosmiths’ Corporate Team “Does the Double” to Win Two UK Awards in 24 Hours
Shoosmiths LLP, February 2019
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating after its corporate team won two prestigious national UK awards in just 24 hours for its work in the venture capital sector. Shoosmiths was named Best EIS / SEIS Tax Adviser 2018 at the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) Association Awards at the House of Lords last night...

Shoosmiths’ Private Equity Experts Advise on NVM Private Equity’s Investment into Mo
Shoosmiths LLP, February 2019
England

Private equity experts at national law firm Shoosmiths have advised NVM Private Equity on its investment into Mo, a London-based employee reward, recognition and ideas platform. Mo, formerly ThanksBox, was founded by Luke Fisher and is a fast-growing business with clients across 45 countries speaking 12 languages, and this investment will help it to grow further...

Shoosmiths' Richard Millington Makes The Lawyer Hot 100 2019
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2019
England

Shoosmiths’ Partner Richard Millington has been named in this year’s The Lawyer Hot 100 list, aimed at singling out the most “daring, innovative and creative lawyers” across the industry...

Shoosmiths Corporate Team Advises on Sale of Recycling Experts Valpak
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2019
England

The corporate team at Shoosmiths has advised the shareholders of Warwickshire-based environmental compliance experts Valpak on its sale to Telford-based Reconomy, the UK’s leading provider of outsourced waste management and recycling services, for an undisclosed sum...

Shoosmiths Advises Client whg on Multi-Million Pound West Midlands Housing Development
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2019
England

The Birmingham-based real estate team at UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised its long-standing client whg on its multi-million pound 400-home development in Walsall. The project, which will be delivered alongside project partner Keepmoat Homes, will consist of 407 homes in the Goscote area of Walsall. 102 of these homes will be for social rent with a further 24 for affordable rent...

Shoosmiths Corporate Team Recognised in The Legal 500 UK Awards
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2019
England

The corporate team at UK law firm Shoosmiths has beaten stiff competition to win the corporate and commercial firm (specialism) of the year (venture capital) at this year’s The Legal 500 UK Awards 2019...

Shoosmiths Accelerates Growth with Senior Appointment
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2018
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed Gemma Napper, head of legal UK & Sweden at Opel Vauxhall Finance, to partner in its national financial services team. This strategic appointment will bolster Shoosmiths’ market-leading financial services capability, further building on the firm’s national growth ambition in this area...

Shoosmiths Advises Allied London on Multi-Million Pound Funding Deal for Enterprise City
Shoosmiths LLP, October 2018
England

Shoosmiths has advised Allied London on a £300m long-term funding partnership with Aviva Investors designed to create Enterprise City at the new St Johns neighbourhood in Manchester. The multi-million pound investment will allow Allied London to deliver more than one million sq. ft...

 

 


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