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Shoosmiths LLP | December 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths and its Manchester corporate team have announced a record-breaking 2021 – advising on over £1.5 billion worth of deals through the ongoing competitive and fast-paced post pandemic market.Led by partners Tim Jackson-Smith and Andrew Millar, the corporate team has advised on a range of private equity, public and private mergers and acquisitions and venture capital transactions ...

Shoosmiths LLP | December 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has reaffirmed its living sector expertise after being named ‘Legal/Professional Team of the Year – Residential’ at the RESI Awards for the second year running. The firm picked up the prestigious award, nominated against 10 other contenders, after displaying an unrivalled reputation in the market for helping residential developers and other key players to deliver homes across the UK ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2021
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 | November 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has been named one of the UK’s leading employers for improving social mobility.Now in its fifth year, the Social Mobility Employer Index is the definitive benchmark of organisations committed to improving social mobility in the workplace. The Index contains the Top 75 employers and Shoosmiths was ranked 42nd. Employers are assessed across seven key areas ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has recruited Stuart Tym as one of the latest partners to join its Birmingham office.Arriving from Irwin Mitchell, Stuart is set to further strengthen Shoosmiths’ national planning practice which acts for clients including IM Properties, L&Q and Grainger PLC. Stuart has more than 15 years’ experience in the private and public sector, with planning expertise including enabling developments and enforcement proceedings, as well as compulsory purchase ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2021
England

As a partner and supporter of Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (SVC2UK), leading UK law firm Shoosmiths hosted a breakfast event with tech industry speakers at its London office on 16 November as part of SVC2UK’s 2021 Summit.Held in celebration of female leadership, the event was opened by Janet Coyle, managing director business growth, London & Partners ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2021
England

This last fortnight has seen the eyes of the world fall on Glasgow as it hosted the much-anticipated global COP26 summit. Now the summit has drawn to a close, this article brings you up to speed with why it took place, the pledges that have been set, and share some of the resources Shoosmiths has created as all efforts turn to limit global warming and the impact of climate change ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths underscored its growing presence in Scotland by winning ‘Law Firm of the Year’ at The Herald Law Awards of Scotland.The win comes after last month’s opening of the firm’s Glasgow office at The Garment Factory, in the Merchant City Central Conservation Area of Glasgow city centre ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has announced that Eleanor Tanner has joined as director of people.Responsible for people strategy, core HR, recruitment, reward and benefits, learning and development, diversity and inclusion, and corporate social responsibility, she leads a team supporting over 1,400 people across Shoosmiths’ 13 locations. Eleanor was most recently head of human resources EMEA at Macquarie Group. Earlier in her career she was an employment lawyer at Travers Smith ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has strengthened its real estate division, one of the largest multi-disciplinary practices in the UK, with the appointment of specialist construction lawyer Ryan Fordham as a partner in London ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths today welcomes an important new report from The Green Finance Institute exploring the challenges and solutions to universal Electric Vehicle (EV) adoption and ownership.The new study – released on Transport Day at the COP 26 summit in Glasgow – identifies the need for bold thinking, collaboration and capital investment of £150bn by 2030 to accelerate the mass deployment of decarbonised vehicles in the UK ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has reached a significant milestone in advancing its net zero aspirations, with its science-based emissions reduction targets being validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).Shoosmiths commits to reductions across its entire value chain to reduce absolute scope 1, 2 and 3 Greenhouse Gas Emissions 50% by FY2030 from an FY2020 base year; and to increase annual sourcing of renewable electricity from 74% in FY2020 to 100% by FY2025 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2021
England

An increasing number of businesses are looking to reduce their emissions and become sustainable to align with the government’s net zero strategy. Setting targets is crucial for companies with complexity across sectors, technologies and business structures. However, this is often the easy part, according to the latest insight paper from Cornwall Insight and UK law firm Shoosmiths - Unlocking net zero strategies for businesses ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2021
England

During National Fertility Week from 1 to 5 November 2021, Fertility Matters at Work is launching its workplace education and policy programme to raise awareness of fertility issues and their impact in the workplace, supporting organisations in becoming “fertility friendly” – an important topic that relates to mental health, workplace wellness and women’s reproductive health ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has agreed to donate funds to End Youth Homelessness and Street League charities, awarding a total of £90,000 through the Shoosmiths Foundation.The Shoosmiths Foundation was launched earlier this year to build upon the law firm’s existing community investment programme, which supports local charity partners through staff fundraising and firm donations, staff volunteering and the provision of legal advice pro bono ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised German renewables developer ABO Wind on the sale of a 50MW battery project located in Kells, Northern Ireland, to the energy storage fund of the Swiss fund manager SUSI Partners for an undisclosed price ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2021
England

Shoosmiths scooped the double accolade of Court of Protection Team of the Year and Best Contentious Wills and Probate Team at this year’s British Wills and Probate Awards, organised by Today’s Wills and Probate magazine.Now in their fourth year, the awards recognise the work of those in the wills and probate sector, particularly when faced with the unprecedented challenges of the past 18 months ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2021
England

The Autumn Budget and spending review contained very few surprises, given that a number of measures were announced in advance: a rise in the minimum wage, an end to the public sector pay freeze, reducing the Universal Credit taper.More details of the government's long term ambitions were barely mentioned, nor was there much mention of flagship programmes such as Freeports while net zero ambitions and the levelling up agenda were often repeated mantras ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths was named Belfast Chamber’s Green Champion at its 2021 Business Awards.. Co-heads of Shoosmiths’ Belfast office, Gillian Crotty and Mark Blair, accepting the Green Champion award. The awards recognise businesses in Northern Ireland, with Shoosmiths picking up an accolade for its environmental strategy, including its engagement with staff and the legal support provided to clients ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised AEW Europe LLP (AEW Europe) in its expansion, via a new Basingstoke Five Guys restaurant.One of the most exciting food and beverage (F&B) operators in the UK market, the burger and fries chain has taken on a 15 year lease at Festival Place, Basingstoke. Strategic advice given by Shoosmiths was vital in finalising the transaction, securing vacant possession and allowing the new lease with Five Guys to be concluded ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating after receiving their best rankings in the Chambers and Partners 2022 UK Guide.Researchers from the esteemed legal directory ranked Shoosmiths across 71 practice areas. The firm retained all 18 band 1 practice area positions, while teams, including Corporate / M&A Lower Mid-Market in Yorkshire, Intellectual Property in the Midlands and Real Estate in Northern Ireland broke into eight new practice area tables across the UK ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating after being crowned ‘Legal Provider of the Year’ at the Motor Finance Europe Awards for the second year running.The awards, which were held in Munich, Germany, followed the annual Motor Finance Conference and saw the great and the good from the motor finance world gather to celebrate leaders in the field ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has acted for the shareholders of Talking Talent Holdings Limited (Talking Talent) on an investment from specialist sustainable and impact investor Bridges Fund Management (Bridges).The Shoosmiths team was led by corporate partners Kiran Dhesi and Sanjeev Sharma, alongside associates Lawrence Renny and Molly Cullen ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths continues its ambitious growth plans in Northern Ireland, appointing corporate lawyer Andrew Jennings as partner.Andrew is dual qualified in Northern Ireland and England and Wales, with a strong reputation for venture capital and private equity work. His experience spans Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK, advising a vast array of large local and international companies, private equity funds and fast growth businesses ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised MIP Holdings on a £29 million recommended offer for French Connection Group PLC, in a major milestone deal set to take the fashion retailer private.The Shoosmiths’ team was led by partner Richard Millington working alongside fellow corporate partner Andrew Millar and banking partner Tim McNamara ...

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