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Shoosmiths LLP

THE LAKES, Bedford Road, NORTHAMPTON, NN4 7SH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 03700 863000
Fax:
Fax 03700 863001
DX:
712280 NORTHAMPTON 12
Email:
Web:
www.shoosmiths.co.uk

East Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Nottingham and Derby
Corporate and commercial: Nottingham and Derby - ranked: tier 1

Shoosmiths LLP

Shoosmiths LLP attracts praise for its ‘cutting-edge advice’, ‘fantastic client-focused service’, 'good commercial sense with a view to getting deals done quickly’, and ‘pragmatic approach to complex multi-party negotiations’. The team's expertise encompasses mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital fundraising and reductions, as well as restructuring and compliance matters, and has a strong track record in cross-jurisdictional transactions for public and private companies, many of which are international businesses seeking to invest in the UK. Practice head (and ‘strong negotiator’) Crispin Bridges Webb recently advised Autologic Diagnostics and its shareholders on the sale of the company to Swedish company Opus. Other highlights included assisting Norwegian incident and crisis management software company One Voice with the acquisition of AI Controlpoint from Access Intelligence, and advising South-African listed Atlantic Leaf Properties with its acquisition of office property in Peterborough. ‘Responsive’ senior associate Gareth Cook is noted for his ‘excellent advice’. Tandem Group, Coloplast and Oakfield Capital Partners are also clients.

Leading individuals

Crispin Bridges Webb - Shoosmiths LLP

Next generation lawyers

Gareth Cook - Shoosmiths LLP

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Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the East Midlands
Leading individuals

Crispin Bridges Webb - Shoosmiths LLP

Next generation lawyers

Gareth Cook - Shoosmiths LLP

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East Midlands: Dispute resolution

Debt recovery
Debt recovery - ranked: tier 1

Shoosmiths LLP

Shoosmiths LLP ‘is in the top tier for debt recovery’ and ‘combines volume capability with the breadth of technical capability of a full-service law firm’. The team acts for banks and other lenders, debt purchasers and businesses across the UK, and demonstrates strength across a wide range of debt, including asset finance, consumer and corporate secured and unsecured lending, invoice finance and mortgage shortfall, as well as trade debt. Jim Taylor heads the East Midlands practice and is ‘an excellent and practical lawyer’. Also recommended are Melanie Chell, Stuart Montgomery and ‘super-efficient’ associate Louise Kitchen, who ‘regularly delivers great commercial outcomes for her clients’. In an illustration of the practice's FCA authorisation for debt recovery and debt administration, the team was appointed to handle live portfolio management and collections work for consumer motor finance company, Oodle Financial Services. Wendy Rainbow joined IPSEA.

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East Midlands: Human resources

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Shoosmiths LLP

Shoosmiths LLP has particular strength in employment tribunal litigation and also excels in mandates regarding outsourcings, large-scale reorganisations and collective processes. Disciplinary and grievance procedures are another key specialism for the practice, which acts for a mix of private, public and third sector clients, and which has a strong focus on the retail, higher education, technology and charity sectors. Helen Burgess heads the practice, which includes firm chairman Peter Duff, senior associate Michael Briggs and associate Charlotte Staples. Highlights included advising a financial services client on a number of substantial grievances, and two early conciliation processes regarding maternity pay, bonus payments and specialist equipment for a disabled employee, and acting alongside the firm’s corporate department to advise Autologic Diagnostics on the employment aspects of the sale of the entire issued share capital to Opus Group, in particular on multiple senior exits. The client list also features ATS Euromaster, Techtronic Industries and Ibstock Brick.

Next generation lawyers

Michael Briggs - Shoosmiths LLP

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Immigration
Immigration - ranked: tier 2

Shoosmiths LLP

Shoosmiths LLP specialises in business immigration law, with particular strength in advising on sponsorship licences, applications for indefinite leave to remain and settlement as well as in assisting with visa applications under tiers 1, 2 and 5. Helen Burgess heads the practice. Associate Hayley Gilbert left the firm.

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East Midlands: Insurance

Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant
Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 2

Shoosmiths LLP

Shoosmiths LLP’s ‘fantastic’ team provides ‘first-class service’ in both personal injury and clinical negligence. The key quartet includes Northampton practice heads Chris McKinney and Andrea Rusbridge, senior associate Sharine Burgess and ‘organised and knowledgeable’ associate Simon Towler. Between them, the group has extensive experience in brain and spinal injuries, amputations, cerebral palsy and fatality claims, handling complex claims across the value scale. In addition to successfully negotiating a six-figure settlement of a claim arisen from severe crush injuries in ankle and foot of a client involved in a motor cycle accident, the team also represented a prison officer who had suffered significant facial and psychiatric injuries when he was assaulted by a prisoner.

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East Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: Nottingham and Derby
Commercial property: Nottingham and Derby - ranked: tier 1

Shoosmiths LLP

Shoosmiths LLP acts mainly for corporate occupiers, developers and investors and is especially active in large portfolio acquisition and disposal transactions as well as in joint venture transactions involving off-shore structuring and alternative investment. It also assists with property finance as well as portfolio management. Key figures include Sean Burke, retail expert Ellis Gardener-Browne, retail and leisure specialist Matthew Kenwood, David Morley and Deborah Gordon Brown. Ann Summers, Fulham Shore and Mountain Warehouse are clients. Emna Sfar-Gandoura joined Freeths LLP .

Leading individuals

Deborah Gordon Brown - Shoosmiths LLP

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Commercial property: elsewhere in the East Midlands
Leading individuals

Deborah Gordon Brown - Shoosmiths LLP

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