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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 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2022
England

Leading law firm Shoosmiths rose to second place for the volume of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions advised on throughout 2021, according to the latest Experian MarketIQ report results.  Numerous highlights during 2021 for Shoosmiths include its Manchester corporate team advising on over £1.5 billion worth of transactions and its London corporate team advising on over 60 transactions ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2022
England

Law firm Shoosmiths has released both its annual ESG report and 2022 United Nations Global Compact report.The Environmental, Social and Governance (formerly Corporate Responsibility) Report 2020/2021 includes details on the accountability and management of ESG matters, reporting of 79 ESG metrics and progress against 22 targets ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2022
England

Leading law firm Shoosmiths has signed the Green Pledge, a global initiative created by the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations to minimise the environmental impact of this area of law ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2022
England

Leading law firm Shoosmiths has advised Total Developments on the £25m sale of a 16-acre industrial and warehouse park near Leeds.The transaction sees Total Developments sell its remaining interest in Total Park to life and pensions company ReAssure Limited. The sale includes four units at the park, which are let to a range of occupiers ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2022
England

LAW firm Shoosmiths has appointed Catherine Williams to head up its Milton Keynes office.Catherine, a real estate partner and head of the law firm’s living sector, has taken up the post from commercial partner Robin Webb who spent four years in the role. Robin is moving on to become national head of the firm’s commercial group following David Jackson’s appointment as Shoosmiths’ CEO, with effect from 1 May 2022 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2022
England

Leading law firm Shoosmiths has advised Henkel UK Operations on an £8.5m sale of three industrial units, located at Winsford Industrial Estate in Cheshire.The deal sees Henkel UK Operations, which owns brands including Loctite, UniBond and Sellotape, sell the properties to Pitalia Real Estate. Pitalia is partnering with Harlex Property to refurbish and reposition two units that are currently vacant ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2022
England

Law firm Shoosmiths and its London office continue an ambitious corporate growth strategy with the appointment of Chris Mills as banking partner. Chris brings significant experience of the London banking market to the team, with particular expertise in real estate finance. His experience includes advising institutional lenders as well as advising borrower clients – in relation to both investment and development deals ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2022
England

A programme to support students from under-represented backgrounds towards a career in law has been launched by Aston University in partnership with leading law firm Shoosmiths.The Pathways to Law will launch in September 2022 with up to 30 Year 12 students taking part in an 18-month programme of activities to give academically-able, disadvantaged students the chance to develop important key skills in preparing to study a law degree ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2022
England

Law Firm Shoosmiths has advised Gresham House plc on its £164m follow on investment into Borderlink Broadband Limited through its British Sustainable Infrastructure Funds (BSIF) strategy to improve digital inclusion in underserved communities in the UK.Borderlink, which trades as rural broadband provider GoFibre, serves residential and business customers across Scotland, Cumbria and Northumberland with gigabit-capable fibre broadband connectivity ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2022
England

Law firm Shoosmiths has taken 32,900 sq ft at Birmingham’s 103 Colmore Row, marking the largest letting to date for the landmark tower – which has reached practical completion – and brings the total office space pre-let or under offer to 60% ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2022
England

Law firm Shoosmiths has opened an office in Brussels and recruited experienced lawyer Kiran Desai to meet growing client demand for European Union competition, regulatory and trade law advice.Dual-qualified in Belgium and in England and Wales, Kiran was previously the EU competition law leader at EY Law and prior to that the managing partner of the Brussels office of Mayer Brown. The Brussels office is Shoosmiths’ first outside of the UK and meets two strategic objectives for the firm ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2022
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating five years since the opening of its Leeds office, as it continues its ambitious growth strategy.Led by real estate partner Simon Meek, the West Yorkshire base has expanded exponentially in terms of client wins, deal volumes, and team hires. Since its launch in December 2016 with just seven members of staff, the office has grown to almost 100 people - attracting some of the region’s leading local talent ...

Shoosmiths LLP | December 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has been appointed to Taylor Wimpey’s legal panels.Shoosmiths is the only firm to secure a place on the housebuilder’s legal roster in England and Wales, and Scotland. This follows Taylor Wimpey concluding its latest panel review. The two panels will commence in January 2022 for three years ...

Shoosmiths LLP | December 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths and its London corporate team have announced a record breaking 2021 for deal activity in terms of volume and aggregate value of transactions through ongoing fast-paced market conditions.Led by partner and technology sector head James Klein, the corporate team has advised on numerous deals this year spanning private equity, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), banking and venture capital ...

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