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Shoosmiths LLP | June 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised LDC, the UK’s leading mid-market private equity investor, on its latest investment into Lucid Group Communications, a global specialist provider of strategic medical communications services to world leading pharmaceutical companies. LDC completed an £11million minority investment into the group which has offices in London, Beaconsfield and New York City ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2017
England

PROPERTY lawyers at national law firm Shoosmiths have advised luxury aparthotel brand, Roomzzz, on their expansion into Scotland with a brand-new aparthotel confirmed within the £1bn Edinburgh St James development, scheduled to open in 2021. The new Roomzzz Edinburgh aparthotel will take prime position within the 1.7 million sq ft Edinburgh St James development in the heart of the city ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has been recognised in PAM Insight’s ‘2017 eprivateclient Top Family Law Firms’ listing, highlighting its reputation as a go-to firm for high net worth individuals and those with complex cases needing specialist expertise. Eprivateclient - owned by PAM Insight – is an industry-leading media outlet for private client practitioners and annually researches the UK’s family law firms to find the best operators in the UK ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has been crowned Law Firm of the Year for the second consecutive year at the Credit Strategy Car Finance Awards. The annual awards showcases the best in the car finance industry and acknowledges firms and individuals that have demonstrated exceptional expertise over the last year. Shoosmiths beat the likes of TLT and Stevensdrake Solicitors to the Law Firm of the Year title ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised NVM private equity backed Kirton group on the disposal of its specialist seating division by way of sale of the entire issued share capital of The Kirton Healthcare Group Limited to Direct Healthcare Group. Kirton Healthcare was founded in 1980 and is a market leading designer and supplier of specialist chairs for adults and children with all levels of physical ability or disability ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised P D Neurotechnology (PDN) on its €1.34m funding for the development of its ground breaking wearable medical technology. PDN has received funding of €1,000,000 from the founders and angel investors with a follow-on funding commitment of €340,000 from the National Bank of Greece (NBG), €1.34m in total ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has strengthened its Manchester corporate team with the strategic hire of highly experienced and entrepreneurial partner Tim Jackson-Smith. Tim has nearly 25 years' experience as a corporate lawyer and has been a chief executive, chairman and a non-executive director at number of private, AIM-listed and main market companies, which will add new skills and unique insight to Shoosmiths' capabilities ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the shareholders of TSC Inspection Systems, which include long standing client Octopus Investments, on the company’s acquisition by market-leading Eddyfi Technologies. Headquartered in Milton Keynes, TSC has significantly contributed to electromagnetic testing technologies over the last 30 years ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the founders of SecurEnvoy Limited on the sale and reverse takeover into AIM listed Shearwater Group PLC. As the initial acquisition under Shearwater Group’s transformation strategy, the £20 million consideration was satisfied by the payment of £10 million in cash and £10 million through the issuance of 200 million Ordinary Shares of the Company at a price of 5 pence per share ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths is welcoming a new office head at the Thames Valley office as former head and real estate partner Andrew Farmery steps down to relocate to Shoosmiths’ London office. From 1 May employment partner Jonathan Naylor took over from Andrew, who had been head of office since September 2012 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has been shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year and Real Estate Team of the Year in The Lawyer Awards 2017. Run by The Lawyer magazine, the awards are one of the most prestigious among the legal sector, recognising best practice and excellence across the board. The awards ceremony is taking place on the Tuesday 27 June at Grosvenor House, London. The award nominations come as the latest in a string of industry recognition of Shoosmiths’ legal expertise ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed a trio of leading Commercial lawyers into its Leeds office, signalling the establishment of a pre-eminent Commercial Group in the region and furthering the firm’s presence in the city. The firm has appointed Alex Kirkhope, JP Buckley and James Wood-Robertson as commercial partners from DLA Piper where they each held the position of Legal Director ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has announced six new partners in the firm's May promotions. They are joined by 18 new senior associates. All promotions take effect from 1 May. The firm’s new partners are: David Perry and Catherine Hood (real estate), Aaron Harlow (restructuring & insolvency), Joe Stephenson (commercial) all based in Birmingham; Ruth Clare (real estate) based in Manchester and Lisa Keating (recoveries services), based in Northampton ...

Shoosmiths LLP | April 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed Peter Morris to head up the Leeds family team having launched in the city in December 2016. Shoosmiths has an ambitious strategy and it has been growing its family offering with high profile partner hires across the UK, the latest new joiners including Juliette Peters and Jay Patel in London. Peter joins Shoosmiths as a partner from Simpson Millar where he was national head of family law ...

Shoosmiths LLP | April 2017
England

The firm has appointed conveyancing partner Lisa Gibbs into the Manchester office signalling the launch of the Northern Shoosmiths’ conveyancing offering. Shoosmiths’ national conveyancing team has experienced exceptional success over the last year to become a market leading conveyancing service and the launch of a team in Manchester will complement the established teams in Northampton, Solent and Edinburgh ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2017
England

Peter Duff, chairman at Shoosmiths, comments on the triggering of Article 50: ‘Nine months after the outcome of the referendum, the Prime Minister today triggered Article 50, signing a letter destined for the European Council and formally launching the process of leaving the EU. It is anticipated that the process of leaving the EU including exit negotiations will take a minimum of two years ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has expanded its Venture Capital (VC) offering with the appointment of corporate partner Steve Barnett to its London office, from international law firm Orrick. Specialising in venture capital work, Steve advises high-tech and fast growth companies at all stages of their development, from seed, angel and VC financings through to exit. He also regularly acts for investors in these companies ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised global property investment company London & Regional Properties on its acquisition of the Holiday Inn Express business and property in Portsmouth. Previously a Hilton Hotel, the property has undergone an extensive refurbishment in the last 12 months ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has been named Legal Provider of the Year for the third consecutive year at the Motor Finance Europe Awards 2017. Taking the title since the awards began in 2015, Shoosmiths’ has been recognised for its continued excellence in the Motor Finance sector. The team beat off stiff competition to be presented with the accolade at the awards ceremony, held at the Westin Hotel in Frankfurt on the 16th March as part of the annual Motor Finance Conference ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Real Estate Investment Trust (‘REIT’), McKay Securities PLC on two key multi-million pound deals at its Farnborough and Redhill sites. Shoosmiths acted for McKay on the disposal of the freehold of its remaining interest at Pinehurst Park, a 50,200 sq ft office building, to Pinehurst Investments for £5.88m. McKay purchased Pinehurst Park in 2012 for £3.5m ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2017
England

Today marked the last Spring Budget and Philip Hammond’s first Budget as chancellor. Our legal experts comment on the plans unveiled around technology and connectivity, employment practices (‘returnships’ in particular), pensions and tax ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2017
England

Shoosmiths' prominent position in the Manchester market has been recognised with a major win at the 2017 Manchester Legal Awards. In the face of stiff competition, Shoosmiths secured the Law Firm of the Year Award (large), the latest in a string of accolades won by the firm in the last 12 months ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Downing LLP (Downing) on the £3m investment secured by the family-owned luxury e-commerce business, Xupes, from Downing managed funds. Founded in 2009 by Joe and Frank McKenzie, Xupes restores and retails pre-owned luxury goods including watches, jewellery, handbags, art and antiques and is an accredited Cartier and Omega servicing centre ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised IM Land on securing a successful planning appeal for a major residential and mixed-use scheme, the first to be approved since the publishing of the government's housing white paper. Plans to build 750 new homes at Curborough, near Lichfield, have been approved by Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths was ‘highly commended’ in the legal or regulatory adviser category of the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) Awards. Presented at the House of Lords, the awards celebrate excellence in a number of related fields with firms, advisers, individuals and journalists being recognised for their outstanding performance in the context of EIS/SEIS schemes during 2016 ...

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