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Shoosmiths LLP | September 2022
England

Shoosmiths scooped the prestigious award for Law Firm of the Year at the Legal Business Awards in London last night.The firm was also shortlisted for Legal Technology Team of the Year for its AI Contract review platform, Cia®, after winning the award the previous year. Shoosmiths was shortlisted alongside six other firms, Allen & Overy, Bird & Bird, gunnercooke, Latham & Watkins, RPC and Reed Smith ...

Shoosmiths LLP | September 2022
England

Law firm Shoosmiths is enhancing its crypto assets advisory services with the appointment of specialist lawyer Matt Green, as the firm’s blockchain litigation lead and senior associate.Matt joins the firm from Brandsmiths, where he dealt with a catalogue of urgent injunctions, including the precedent setting seminal AA v Persons Unknown Re Bitcoin case, and has developed proven industry best practices on tracing and returning crypto funds ...

Shoosmiths LLP | September 2022
England

The new chancellor has today revealed a ‘new era of growth’ after unveiling the contents of the mini-budget. Our financial services, corporate, tax pensions and real estate experts give their views on the measures announced, below.Stephen Dawson, partner and head of Shoosmiths’ financial services sector, said: “Described as a mini-budget, this announcement on tax cuts and regulatory reform is fixed on turning the UK economy from stagnation into growth ...

Shoosmiths LLP | September 2022
England

Shoosmiths has advised Third Space on the acquisition of two new landmark locations.The law firm supported the fitness and health club operator on adding two new clubs to its roster, with the top-of-the-range facilities set to open in Wimbledon and Battersea in 2023. Acquiring 70,000 sq ft of health and fitness space across the two sites, these new clubs form the latest part of Third Space’s expansion plans ...

Shoosmiths LLP | September 2022
England

Shoosmiths has advised Proximity Data Centres on its latest acquisition in Milton Keynes, adding a tenth data centre to its rapidly expanding portfolio.The milestone deal sees Proximity, one of the UK’s fastest growing regional data centre companies, open a new 3.2 acre facility in Milton Keynes, with 3 MW of available power ...

Shoosmiths LLP | September 2022
England

Shoosmiths has added to its real estate division with two new senior hires.The law firm welcomes partner Patrick Duffy and legal director Emma Tonge to its Manchester office, with the duo bringing a combined 50 years of legal experience. Both Patrick and Emma arrive at Shoosmiths from Addleshaw Goddard. Their specialisms include advising on large-scale regeneration schemes, including residential and commercial development matters, as well as real estate funding and investment ...

Shoosmiths LLP | August 2022
England

Law firm Shoosmiths has announced partner Tom Hall as head of office for Sheffield. Tom, a real estate specialist who joined Shoosmiths in 2017, spearheaded the firm’s efforts with fellow real estate partner Kellie Hatton to establish a presence in the city which has now expanded into a flourishing office based at City Estates’ Speedwell Works development in Sheffield’s cultural industries quarter ...

Shoosmiths LLP | August 2022
England

Law firm Shoosmiths has today launched its first formal employee bonus scheme as part of a refreshed reward strategy ...

Shoosmiths LLP | August 2022
England

Shoosmiths has signed the British Property Federation’s (BPF) Net Zero Pledge.The law firm is backing the initiative, which involves uniting the real estate industry in tackling carbon emissions from the built environment and achieving net zero by 2050. Shoosmiths joins a range of developers, investors, lenders, architects and agents in committing to three core principles ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022
England

LEADING law firm Shoosmiths has strengthened its dispute resolution and litigation group by welcoming a new partner to its Leeds office.Jonathan Mills joins the firm from Addleshaw Goddard LLP where he worked as a legal director. Jonathan specialises in finance litigation and acts on behalf of a wide range of banks and finance houses on high value litigation work ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022
England

Law firm Shoosmiths has today announced its year end results for FY 2021/22 in the firm’s annual Impact Report.The firm has achieved another year of record financial results in relation to its revenue, profit and profit per equity partner (PEP). Revenue increased eight percent year-on-year to £181.8m, net profit also increased by nine per cent year-on-year to £60.7m and PEP increased by 3 per cent to £675,000 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022
England

Law firm Shoosmiths has announced the new head of its mobility sector.Jonathan Smart, a partner in its advisory services division, is taking over the role from Robin Webb who has recently become the new head of Shoosmiths’ national commercial practice.  Now leading the sector, Jonathan will oversee Shoosmiths’ growth across automotive, rail, aviation, marine, logistics and the future of transport ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022
England

The venture capital (VC) team at law firm, Shoosmiths, has advised a consortium of four major institutional investors on their exit from Vauban – an online platform that helps investors back private companies from end to end.The sustained levels of high value VC work carried out by the Shoosmiths corporate team follows their placement as the most active for venture capital deal volume across the UK and Ireland, according to Pitchbook rankings in 2021 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022
England

Trainee solicitors from law firm Shoosmiths are offering free legal advice to charities and small business owners as part of an exclusive partnership with The University of Law (ULaw).The future lawyers from the firm’s Birmingham office sought out the opportunity to become one of the first external law firms to partner with ULaw on its Small Business Advice Line (SBAL) ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022
England

Law firm Shoosmiths’ corporate division has announced a successful first half year of 2022, advising on more than £2 billion of transactions. The corporate division’s reputation as dealmakers is highlighted through its increase in high-calibre deal activity, advising on more than150 transactions, despite ongoing global uncertainties ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022
England

The venture capital team at law firm Shoosmiths has advised technology company Speechmatics in raising $62 million in Series B funding.Speechmatics is a technology company based in Cambridge, England, which develops automatic speech recognition software based on recurrent neural networks and statistical language modelling ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022
England

Law firm Shoosmiths came together with representatives of The Gender Index Report to launch key findings from its Birmingham office on Thursday (7 July) on West Midlands Female entrepreneurship to the great and the good of the city.The findings show that from the 363,212 active companies that were identified in the West Midlands,17.1% are female-led. This is the 3rd highest female leadership percentage for a UK region ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022
England

Law firm Shoosmiths has recruited tax partner Dan Sharman to head up the employee incentives practice in the tax team. Dan joins from Osborne Clarke, where he advised a range of UK and international companies on incentives, employee benefits and payroll taxes issues. His work with clients at Shoosmiths will include the design and implementation of all types of incentive arrangements, including tax-advantaged share and option schemes, bespoke awards (including growth shares) ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022
England

Shoosmiths has advised AEW Europe on significant new leasing transactions at Festival Place shopping centre in Basingstoke.The leading law firm supported AEW on transactions with BrewDog for a 15-year lease of a c. 5,000 sq ft new unit, bringing its craft beer and food offering to the centre. Another 15-year lease to Tapas Revolution brings a further food and beverage (F&B) offering to the scheme. Brewdog has now opened its doors, with two guest taps to support Basingstoke breweries ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022
England

Shoosmiths is backing new plans to deliver a high street revival.The law firm is part of a coalition of retailers, local authorities, landlords, investors and community organisations, working together with Radix think tank, to publish a set of proposals seeking to drive positive social change on high streets and in town centres ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022
England

Shoosmiths’ planning practice is one of the highest rated in England.The 2022 Planning Law Survey ranked the firm’s 23-strong planning team in the top four practices in England, highlighting its expertise in ‘emerging areas such as biodiversity’. Joint-heads of the practice, Lisa Tye and Kathryn Jump, were also named as amongst the highest-rated planning solicitors, with Kathryn ranked second and Lisa rising to fifth ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths attended and featured in a host of London Tech week highlights, including its sponsorship of a female founder Tech Nordic Advocates event held at the London Stock Exchange. Shoosmiths’ head of technology sector James Klein and corporate partner Helen Burnell presented at the event which focussed on how to scale diverse technology business internationally ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022
England

Law firm Shoosmiths was recognised for excellence in client service, innovation and technology solutions by winning four awards at the 2022 Managing Partners’ Forum awards on 15 June.The panel of independent judges were impressed by Shoosmiths’ unique and effective approach to delivering excellence in helping clients achieve their non-legal goals, with the firm winning ‘Best Enhanced Solutions for Clients’ in the client theme section ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022
England

Shoosmiths has supported M3 Capital Partners with the real estate aspects of the sale of its portfolio company, Extra MSA Group, to a consortium of institutional investors.The law firm advised on the real estate aspects of the deal for Extra MSA Group – a developer and operator of motorway service area sites in the UK ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022
England

Shoosmiths’ real estate division and planning practice has been recognised for its pre-eminent work supporting clients across the property industry after taking home awards at two national ceremonies.The law firm was named Legal/Professional Team of the Year at the Property Awards 2022, while also being crowned Planning Law Firm of the Year at the Planning Awards 2022 ...

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