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Chief Executive: David Jackson

Chairman: Peter Duff

Number of UK partners: 210

Number of other staff: 1400+

Shoosmiths LLP is a law firm operating in all UK jurisdictions from a network of 13 locations.

Clients include companies on every part of the business growth cycle, from start-up ventures to market leaders, financial institutions and major public organisations. The firm offers clients strength and depth in all the core disciplines, together with key specialisms and a range of sector strengths. What sets them apart is the way the firm delivers those services — clients say that Shoosmiths gets the ‘people bit’ right, never take a client for granted, and invest in the relationships which is at the heart of great service.

Clients of Shoosmiths will find the firm quick to relate to their commercial goals, and adept at advising on the most direct way of achieving them.

Shoosmiths lawyers tailor their approach to each client’s business, delivering high quality legal advice backed by clear and open communication, cost transparency and business sense. Shoosmiths works with individuals and companies investing in the UK, in addition to UK-based clients operating in global markets (the latter via its membership of the World Services Group, an international network of professional services firms).

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK

Shoosmiths attracts work from fast-growth and major UK companies, along with UK subsidiaries of overseas-owned corporates, providing them with an intelligent alternative to mainstream City firms. The firm also acts for private individuals.

Commercial: The firm’s nationally ranked commercial team is aligned across six core service lines: commercial contracts, TMT, IP, financial services, capital projects and infrastructure, privacy and data.

Corporate: The corporate team has a successful track record advising companies through the business lifecycle, from start-ups to mergers and acquisitions, development funding, disposals and other exits.

Commercial Recoveries: The firm acts for commercial clients across a broad range of business sectors, including construction, manufacturing, retail and financial services.

Employment: The large national team provides tailored and practical advice, strategies and solutions to HR teams and senior management on issues including TUPE, redundancy, disciplinary and dismissal, data protection and privacy, contracts of employment and employment tribunals.

Litigation: Shoosmiths has a large national team with a wealth of contentious experience, as well as expertise in all other forms of dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation. The team has a particular strength in: financial services, technology, commercial insurance, fraud disputes and investigation.

Real Estate: Independently ranked as a top-20 UK law firm for real estate, the firm has more than 250 lawyers advising on property, planning, construction, tax, environmental, and property litigation.

Compliance, Regulatory & Risk: A full range of regulatory services with a leading reputation in: health and safety, white collar crime/fraud, AML, food regulation and investigations.

Lender Services: The firm operates a national team (operational in all UK jurisdictions) which brings together three related areas of expertise for clients in the finance sector: finance litigation, asset based lending, regulation and compliance. The firm is FCA authorised.



KEY FACTS

■ 210 partners and 1400+ lawyers and business support employees

■ Turnover of £167.9 million as at end of April 2021

■ Featured in The Lawyer’s UK Litigation 50 and UK Corporate 50

■ Winner Best Shared Learning with Clients Managing Partners Forum 2021

■ Winner Best Operational Continuity Managing Partners Forum 2021

■ Winner Law Firm of the Year Women in Law Awards 2020

■ Shortlisted in Legal Week’s Innovation Awards 2020

■ Winner of corporate/ commercial specialism in the Legal 500 Awards 2019

■ A signatory to the Social Mobility Pledge and 38th in the Social Mobility Foundation’s Employability Index

■ Recognised as Platinum Investors in People

■ Signatory to the United Nations Global Compact


Asset Finance: Melanie Chell

Automotive: Robin Webb

Banking & Finance: Rebecca Mauleverer

Commercial Contracts: Simon McArdle

Competition & EU: Simon Barnes

Construction & Engineering: Patrick Garner

Corporate: Stephen Porter

Data Protection: Anastasia Fowle

Litigation & Disputes: Stuart Little, Alex Bishop

Employment: Paul Stokey

Financial Services: Stephen Dawson

Healthcare: Nina Smith & Hayley Saunders

Insurance: Paul Eccles

Intellectual Property: Andrew Brennan

IT & E-commerce: Craig Armstrong

Outsourcing: Craig Armstrong

Pensions: David Thompson

Planning & Environmental: Kathryn Jump, Lisa Tye

Private Equity: Sean Wright

Publishing & Digital Media: Sherif Malak

Real Estate: Kirsten Hewson

Regulatory & Compliance: Roy Tozer

Residential Development: Steve Wiltshire

Corporate Restructuring & Advisory: James Keates

Retail: Gary Assim

Tax: Tom Wilde

Venture Capital: Alastair Peet


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This firm is also ranked in:

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 2 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Press Release

Shoosmiths Brussels

Authors: Simon Barnes, Kiran Desai

Press Release

Shoosmiths underscores commitment to strategic growth in London with new state-of-the-art office

Authors: Joseph Mazzucca, Sam Tyfield, Laura Board, Philip Tansley, Prakesh Kerai, Johanne Cox, Ian Reid

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