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Shoosmiths LLP | November 2017
England

The corporate team at Shoosmiths Manchester is on track for a record year, having advised on deals worth more than £300m in the last month alone. The team has completed on a number of high profile transactions across a range of sectors, including automotive engineering, real estate and telecoms, underlining its strength regionally and nationally ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised development client Frontier Estates Limited on the first of what could be a number of multi-million pound property deals to ensure the development of a number of much-needed care homes. Shoosmiths’ real estate team advised the developer on the initial acquisition of the sites in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2017
England

Partners Karen Procter (Manchester) and James Foster (Leeds) advised the specialist SME investor on deal, worth £9m, with the fast-growing Manchester-based company which provides telephony, contact centre and unified communications infrastructure and software to business and public sector organisations. Founded in 2005, 4net has built a reputation for service excellence and innovation. It has offices at Trafford Park, Manchester, Burton on Trent, Reading and London ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has achieved top tier rankings in 31 practice areas in this year's The Legal 500 directory, with a further 66 practice areas recommended. A total of 27 lawyers are also named in the elite Leading Lawyers list, while The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2017 editorial features 227 Shoosmiths lawyers ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised coffee chain Bob & Berts on £2m funding from the BGF to venture into the Scottish market. Founded in Northern Ireland, Bob & Berts is a family business that has grown to encompass 16 outlets in the country with a further 30 stores planned to open over the next four years, 20 of which will be in Scotland. Its relaxed style and focus on fresh food has proved a winning combination with a wide and growing customer base ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has boosted its Birmingham-based corporate team with the hire of Paul Batchelor from PwC Legal where he established and grew its Midlands legal business. Paul specialises in merger and acquisitions, private equity investments, complex group reorganisations, management incentive arrangements and high net worth/family investment structures ...

Shoosmiths LLP | September 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised NVM Private Equity (NVM) on its investment into Volo Commerce, a provider of multi-channel e-commerce technology to support online merchants and brands selling through market places such as Amazon and eBay. NVM led the latest investment round into the UK-based company, which raised £6.2m. The company - which already has an office in New York - will use the cash to expand into the US and other international sales channels ...

Shoosmiths LLP | September 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has hired its first pensions partner in Birmingham to boost its national team. Lynette Lewis has joined the firm as a partner from Eversheds Sutherland, and brings nine years’ experience as a pensions lawyer and a further 10 as a corporate lawyer ...

Shoosmiths LLP | September 2017
England

Shoosmiths welcomes the new associates: Birmingham: Imogen Francis (Commercial); Edinburgh: Neil McNab (Private Client); Manchester: Lida Khanverdi (Real Estate); Northampton: Jodie Craven (Recoveries Services); Nottingham: Victoria Chan (Corporate); Thames Valley: Liz McAllister, Joanna Roberts and John Shea (Commercial). Shoosmiths’ chief executive Claire Rowe said: “The latest round of associate promotions demonstrates the truly national reach of legal expertise we have ...

Shoosmiths LLP | September 2017
England

The Thames Valley real estate team at national law firm Shoosmiths has expanded with the recruitment of two new lawyers. Charlotte Bowerman and Abigail Gisbourne have joined the Reading-based team, part of Shoosmiths’ national real estate practice, which was this year shortlisted for Real Estate Team of the Year in The Lawyer Awards ...

Shoosmiths LLP | September 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed leading family partner Caroline Watson to head up a new family team in their Milton Keynes office. Caroline joins from Slater & Gordon where she was regional head of their family practice and based in Milton Keynes. Recognised in both the Legal 500 and Chambers directories, Caroline provides high net worth individuals with advice on all aspects of family law. Caroline is a trained collaborative lawyer and a member of Resolution ...

Shoosmiths LLP | September 2017
England

Business leaders from across Scotland gathered at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Edinburgh on 5 September to attend the Growing Scotland Business Dinner, co-hosted by Shoosmiths, Santander and KPMG. Guest speaker Bob Keiller CBE presented various talking points in what was an interactive evening of dinner and thought provoking discussion between peers of top organisations in Scotland ...

Shoosmiths LLP | August 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths was a project partner in Bruntwood’s successful consortium bid for funding to launch a tech hub in Leeds, delivering a major boost to the city. Leeds City Council has awarded Bruntwood, the largest regional property developer and operator in the UK, £2m to open a tech hub at their new Platform development located at the city’s mainline rail station ...

Shoosmiths LLP | August 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed international litigation partner Susannah Wakefield to its insurance practice in London. Susie joins from Taylor Wessing in London where she was partner and head of the insurance practice. Having qualified at Cameron McKenna in 1997, Susie moved to LeBoeuf in London and spent seven years in their New York office handling complex high value (re)insurance litigation and arbitration ...

Shoosmiths LLP | August 2017
England

Shoosmiths has advised Hallam Land Management Limited on the sale of two strategic sites to BDW Trading Limited for a combined value of £46m. The sale of the sites in Faversham and Buckingham to BDW will result in the eventual delivery of more than 700 new homes and associated infrastructure. Both deals were handled by a team at Shoosmiths, including partner Thomas Hall, senior associate David Goy and solicitor Holly Bennett ...

Shoosmiths LLP | August 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised screenlimit Limited, developers of the screen-time limiting application, on its recent angel investment round. Screenlimit (www.screenlimit.net/ss) is a downloadable software that allows parents to remotely control the amount of time their children spend on various devices ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the executive board of British Powerlifting through the first phase of their national governing body organisational audit with the adoption of key constitutional documents at the national governing body’s AGM. The adoption of the new procedures and policies will make British Powerlifting one of the first sporting bodies to respond directly to the new code for sports governance issued by Sport England and UK Sport ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Hotel La Tour Limited on its sale of the entire share capital of Hotel La Tour Birmingham Limited (which operates Hotel La Tour in Birmingham) to Dalata UK Ltd (part of Dalata Hotel Group Plc). Birmingham’s Hotel La Tour is a 4 star premium hotel, based in Birmingham’s Eastside district adjacent to HS2’s Curzon Street terminus in the centre of the city. Last year, the hotel scooped the Top Rated Hotel award in the Laterooms ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2017
England

A survey of UK, City and international firms was undertaken by Legal Week Intelligence, the publication's research arm. Respondents from each firm were asked to rate various aspects of their professional lives, both in importance and their current level of satisfaction. Shoosmiths scored highly for the 'level of cooperation and teamwork within my team' and for the 'prestige/brand of my firm' ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2017
England

Situated in the central belt of Scotland along the M8 corridor, the Heartlands development spans approximately 1,400 acres and when completed will comprise residential, business and leisure facilities. The £12m funding will refinance and provide working capital facilities in connection with the development that aims to provide its residents with a sustainable way of living through recycling and reusing of natural resources ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2017
England

Sports lawyers at national law firm Shoosmiths, Caroline Brennan, Mike Patterson and John Shea, take up key roles for national governing bodies in the sports sector. Caroline has been appointed as the new independent director for Parkour UK while Mike and John have been appointed to key governance committees’ of the International Powerlifting Federation – the international governing body for the sport of Powerlifting ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2017
England

Real estate experts from national law firm Shoosmiths have advised Citygrove Securities PLC and its subsidiary Albemarle Developments Limited throughout the lifecycle of re-developing The Old Dairy, an award-winning mixed use scheme in South Ruislip. The mixed-use scheme – which recently won the RICS Award for Regeneration - comprises of 162 residential properties, a Cineworld cinema, an Asda foodstore and family-themed restaurants and will create c.536 jobs and a new heart of South Ruislip ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2017
England

Real estate experts from national law firm Shoosmiths have advised Citygrove Securities PLC and its subsidiary Albemarle Developments Limited throughout the lifecycle of re-developing The Old Dairy, an award-winning mixed use scheme in South Ruislip. The mixed-use scheme – which recently won the RICS Award for Regeneration - comprises of 162 residential properties, a Cineworld cinema, an Asda foodstore and family-themed restaurants and will create c.536 jobs and a new heart of South Ruislip ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised NVM Private Equity LLP on a £3m venture capital investment into Knowledgemotion, creators of Boclips, a leading video clips platform for the education sector. Knowledgemotion - founded in 2013 - created boclips, a platform that enables education providers to easily find, license and use video clips that they can embed into their teaching services ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2017
England

Peter Williams, head of the real estate professional support lawyer (PSL) team at national law firm Shoosmiths, has acted as consultant editor on the updated Volume 87 of Halsbury’s Laws of England, which is set for publication at the end of June. Halsbury’s Laws is a well-respected legal encyclopaedia, consisting of a series of volumes published by LexisNexis ...

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