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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 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths is providing global companies with crucial advice on doing business in the UK with its online guide. ‘The complete guide to doing business in the UK’ is available to download from the Shoosmiths website and offers international businesses expert insight on what needs to be addressed when venturing into the UK market ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the British Retail Consortium (BRC) on their sale of BRC Global Standards to the LGC Group (formerly known as the Laboratory of the Government Chemist). BRC Global Standards is the world’s largest provider of safety and quality standards programmes for food and non-food manufacture, packaging, storage, and distribution, and the LGC Group is the leading international life sciences measurement and testing company ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Lloyds Development Capital (LDC) on its £16m investment into national hair salon Rush. Fast becoming the leading hair and beauty brand in the UK, Rush has 85 salons across the country including in Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham and Bristol with a flagship branch, House of Rush, on London’s Piccadilly ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the shareholders of Dyer & Butler, a £118m-turnover regional civil engineering and building contractor, on its sale to a holding company of global private equity investment firm First Reserve. Dyer & Butler builds, maintains and renews infrastructure within the public and private sector. Projects are undertaken principally for regulated clients in airports and rail for projects such as Heathrow, Gatwick and Network Rail ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2017
England

The corporate team at national law firm Shoosmiths has advised long-standing clients, venture capital firm Octopus Ventures, on its investment in Dutch healthcare startup myTomorrows. Octopus Ventures co-led the €10m funding round with EQT Ventures, along with existing investors Balderton Capital and Sofinnova Partners ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised up and coming surf pop band The Orielles on a deal with leading indie record label Heavenly Recordings. The Liverpool-based teenage band, originally from Halifax, have already played a string of festivals and they are tipped to take the music scene by storm with their infectious surf pop sound ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Cambridge-based speech technology company, Speechmatics, on investments received from a range of investors to accelerate the commercial roll-out of its speech recognition products ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the management team of global tech specialists Phlexglobal on a significant investment by Vitruvian Partners (‘Vitruvian’). Phlexglobal are world-renowned thought leaders and specialists in the provision of electronic Trial Master File (eTMF) systems and services to the life sciences industry ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2017
England

The Edinburgh office of UK law firm, Shoosmiths, has advised the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) on the sale of their former headquarters to the University of Edinburgh in a multi-million pound deal. The former headquarters, based at Lauriston Place in Edinburgh will undergo a sympathetic refurbishment, sensitive to its past use and heritage, before forming part of the Edinburgh College of Art’s ambitious plans to transform the area into a hub for arts and culture ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has topped Experian MarketIQ (Corpfin) 2016 UK & Ireland M&A league tables to become the UK’s leading legal adviser by deal volume. Clinching the top national spot, in 2016 the firm acted on 183 disclosable deals in total, ahead of Gateley (177 deals), DLA Piper (142) and Irwin Mitchell (119). Shoosmiths also took first place in London and in the South East ranking respectively ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has announced three new partner appointments into the firm’s London office across the commercial, corporate and financial services practices. Specialist technology and outsourcing lawyer Bill Molloy joins Shoosmiths’ dispute resolution and compliance team in the commercial practice from Frasken Martineau where he managed a large multidisciplinary team and was Head of Technology ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2017
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised on the sale of Shetland based seafood producer, SI Seafarms Limited. Rope grown mussel producer and supplier SI Seafarms has been bought by Blueshell Mussels Limited. The take over saw Blueshell Mussels Limited make an offer to all 78 shareholders of SI Seafarms Limited to purchase the entire share capital of company ...

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