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Shoosmiths LLP

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Chief Executive: Claire Rowe
Chairman: Peter Duff
Number of UK partners: 173
Number of other UK fee-earners: 766

Contacts: Asset Finance: Melanie Chell
Automotive: Robin Webb
Banking & Finance: Rebecca Mauleverer
Commercial Contracts: David Jackson
Competition & EU: Simon Barnes
Construction & Engineering: Patrick Garner
Corporate: Stephen Porter
Data Protection: Anastasia Fowle
Debt Recovery: Rod Macphail
Dispute Resolution: Alex Bishop
Employment: Paul Stokey
Financial Services: Stephen Dawson
Paul Batchelor
Paul Eccles
Intellectual Property: Gary Assim
IT & E-commerce: Craig Armstrong
Outsourcing: David Jackson
Pensions: David Thompson
Planning & Environmental: Kirsten Hewson
Private Client: Richard Follis
Private Equity: Sean Wright
Publishing & Digital Media: Sherif Malak
Real Estate: Simon Boss
Recoveries Services: Stuart Little
Regulatory & Compliance: Roy Tozer
Residential Development: Steve Wiltshire
Restructuring & Insolvency: James Keates
Retail: Gary Assim
Tax: Tom Wilde
Venture Capital: Alastair Peet

THE FIRM Shoosmiths LLP is a national law firm acting for major companies and individuals in all UK jurisdictions. The firm’s range of specialisms and integrated approach to service and quality enables teams to be tailored to the needs of clients from large international corporates and fast-growth businesses through to public bodies and financial institutions. A network of 11 offices makes Shoosmiths easily accessible to clients, with the newest locations launched in December 2016 in Leeds and Belfast. Clients of Shoosmiths 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. The firm is the England and Wales representative of the World Services Group, a network of firms providing clients with access to legal advice in 115 countries. As part of this network, Shoosmiths helps its clients’ businesses in global markets.

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’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.

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.

Debt Recovery:
Nationally the firm is recognised as a leading player in the legal debt recovery market; operational in all UK jurisdictions and FCA-authorised and regulated.

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.

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. The group also includes one of the leading competition practices outside of London.

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.

Private Client:
The private client business advises individuals on wealth protection, wills and probate, powers of attorney, Court of Protection issues, family law, conveyancing and through its consumer brand, access legal, medical negligence and serious injury claims. It is also well-known for advising high net worth individuals.



2 Colmore Square, 38 Colmore Circus Queensway, B4 6BJ
Tel: 03700 864000
Fax: 03700 864001
DX 701863 Birmingham 6
Email: [email protected]

1 St. Martin’s Le Grand, EC1A 4AS
Tel: 020 7205 7017
Fax: 03700 863001
DX 36 London/Chancery Lane
Email: [email protected]

Apex Plaza, Forbury Road, RG1 1SH
Tel: 03700 868800
Fax: 03700 868801
DX 117879 (Apex Plaza)
Email: [email protected]

Forum 5, Solent Business Park, Whiteley, PO15 7AD
Tel: 03700 866800
Fax: 03700 866801
DX 124693 Whiteley
Email: [email protected]

4th Floor Lesley Suites, 2-12 Montgomery Street, BT1 4NX
Tel: 028 9024 3658
028 9033 2151 DX 497NR
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Leeds: Platform, New Station Street, LS1 4JE
Tel: 03700 86 7300
Fax: 03700 86 7301
Email: [email protected]

Milton Keynes:
1st Floor, Witan Gate House, 500-600 Witan Gate West, MK9 1SH
Tel: 03700 868300
Fax: 03700 868301
DX 729360 Milton Keynes 15
Email: [email protected]

The Lakes, Bedford Road, NN4 7SH
Tel: 03700 863000
Fax: 03700 863001
DX 712280 Northampton 12
Email: [email protected]

Waterfront House, Waterfront Plaza, 35 Station Street, NG2 3DQ
Tel: 03700 865000
Fax: 03700 865001 DX 10104 1 Nottingham
Email: [email protected]

The XYZ Building, 2 Hardman Boulevard, Spinningfields, M3 3AZ
Tel: 03700 865600
Fax: 03700 86 3001 DX 14393 Manchester
Email: [email protected]

Saltire Court, 20 Castle Terrace, EH1 2EN
Tel: 03700 86 8000
Fax: 03700 86 8008
Email: [email protected]