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Shoosmiths LLP

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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 enable teams to be tailored to the needs of clients ranging from large international corporates and fast-growth businesses through to public bodies and financial institutions. A network of 13 locations 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. The 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.

Types of work undertaken: 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.

Commercial: the firm has specialists in data protection, publishing and digital media, EU and competition, franchising, IP and brand protection, IT contracts, outsourcing and projects, and public procurement.

Corporate: Shoosmiths' 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. The firm was named the UK's leading legal adviser by deal volume in 2016 in Experian MarketIQ’s M&A Review.

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.

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.

Preventing and resolving disputes: Shoosmiths has a large national team with a wealth of court experience, as well as expertise in all other forms of dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation, expert determination, executive mini-trials and adjudication.

Real estate: independently ranked as a top-20 UK law firm for real estate, the firm has more than 230 lawyers advising on property, planning, construction, tax, environmental, and property litigation.

Compliance, regulatory and risk: from data theft to product recalls and fraud to advertising standards, the team advises clients on reducing and managing exposure to risk.

Lender services: the firm operates a national team which brings together three related areas of expertise for clients in the finance sector: finance litigation, recoveries and collections, and regulation and compliance.

Private client: Shoosmiths' 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.

  • Number of UK partners: 191
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 752

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