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Shoosmiths LLP

THE LAKES, NORTHAMPTON, NN4 7SH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 03700 863000
Fax:
Fax 0870 086 3001
DX:
712280 NORTHAMPTON 12
Email:
Web:
www.shoosmiths.co.uk

East Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Elsewhere in the East Midlands
Leading individuals (region-wide)

Crispin Bridges Webb - Shoosmiths LLP

Next generation lawyers (region-wide)

Gareth Cook - Shoosmiths LLP

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

Shoosmiths LLP (Nottingham)

Shoosmiths LLP’ ‘efficient’ team combines ‘impeccable’ service with ‘good understanding and appreciation of commercial considerations’. The firm’s diverse client base includes public and private companies, venture capital funds, private equity houses and overseas purchasers. Practice head Crispin Bridges Webb led a team advising the shareholders of Haemostatix on its £28m sale to Ergoment, which included managing several funding arrangements leading up to the transaction. He also acted for TH Real Estate on the sale of the Festival Place Shopping Centre, involving units held in a Jersey property unit trusts. A four-lawyer team (including associate and next generation lawyer Gareth Cook) advised British Retail Consortium (BRC) on the sale of its trading subsidiary to LGC Group and assisted the client’s management team during BRC’s investment in Global Standards. Other highlights included acting for Swedish-listed Additech Energy during its acquisition of ETS Cable Components and advising Australian company SAI Global on the UK aspects of its purchase of Modulo International.

Leading individuals (region-wide)

Crispin Bridges Webb - Shoosmiths LLP

Next generation lawyers (region-wide)

Gareth Cook - Shoosmiths LLP

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East Midlands: Dispute resolution

Debt recovery
Debt recovery - ranked: tier 1

Shoosmiths LLP (Northampton)

Shoosmiths LLP is a ‘market leader’ with an ‘extremely reliable’ team, combining ‘second-to-none’ service with ‘exceptional knowledge, engagement and work ethic’. It assists major banks, institutional lenders, debt purchasers and corporates with collecting unsecured and secured debt across the UK; the client roster includes Moneybarn, Arrow Global, ABN Amro Lease and Cabot Credit Management. Waine Mannix leads the practice, Stuart Montgomery handles both consumer and commercial debt, and Melanie Chell is recommended for asset-based lending recoveries. The ‘approachable’ Jim Taylor has ‘great knowledge of unsecured debt recovery and litigation’; he and senior associate Lisa Keating are providing strategic debt collection and recovery advice to Tesco Bank.

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East Midlands: Human resources

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Shoosmiths LLP (Northampton, Nottingham)

Shoosmiths LLP’s ‘pragmatic and honest’ team is renowned for its contentious expertise, defending employers, many of which are in the retail sector, against allegations of discrimination and a wider roster of tribunal claims. A smaller proportion of the group’s work involves assisting senior executives with exit packages. Practice head Helen Burgess and senior associate Michael Briggs defended Coca-Cola European Partners against consolidated claims of race discrimination and allegations of breaches of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 and successfully represented Saint Gobain Isover in a multi-claimant tribunal case pertaining to the company’s annual leave policy in light of the Working Time Directive. The team also handled an absence management procedure for an employee returning from a prolonged period of illness, and is providing ongoing advice to British Drilling and Freezing Company on collective redundancy obligations and associated TUPE matters for onshore and offshore employees. Peter Duff is another name to note, as is ‘extremely sharp’ associate Charlotte Staples, who has a ‘great attitude’ and ‘constructs the best tactical strategies’. 3D Scanners, Albumedix, Capstone Turbines, Novozymes Switzerland and Renew Health are among new client wins.

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Immigration
Immigration - ranked: tier 2

Shoosmiths LLP (Nottingham)

The team at Shoosmiths LLP is ‘exceptionally responsive’ and ‘willing to hand-hold to whatever degree is required’. It focuses on assisting employers with obtaining sponsorship licenses and also handles other immigration aspects of employment, such as visa and permanent residency applications. Practice head Helen Burgess, together with associate Hayley Gilbert, who recently joined from Browne Jacobson LLP, assisted Dassault Systems UK with the detention of an employee at Manchester Airport caused by a visa error. The group is also advising Semtech and its UK subsidiaries on business immigration matters, including license management, allocation of restricted and unrestricted certificates and reporting on migrant activity. Xbridge, Coca-Cola European Partners, Sales InterAction and Ultralinq are new client wins.

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East Midlands: Insurance

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

Shoosmiths LLP (Northampton)

Shoosmiths LLP’s ‘experienced and knowledgeable’ team provides ‘exceptional’ advice and ‘second-to-none expertise’ with a ‘personal touch’. Chris McKinney ‘instils confidence’, and Andrea Rusbridge and Sarah Harper represented a wife of a patient who died following the hospital’s failure to diagnose an infected aortic fistula. The firm also acted on a claim for surgical error eventually leading to a significant reduction in claimant’s life expectancy and living standard; handled a case concerning negligent hip surgery for a patient with Parkinson’s disease; and represented a mother claiming failure to diagnose and treat the foetal distress shown by her deceased baby.

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East Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: Elsewhere in the East Midlands
Leading individuals (region-wide)

Deborah Gordon Brown - Shoosmiths LLP

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

Shoosmiths LLP (Nottingham)

Shoosmiths LLP assists national occupiers, developers and investors with a range of matters such as large-scale portfolio acquisitions and disposals, joint venture transactions and property finance matters. Ellis Gardner-Browne is managing Walgreens Boots Alliance’s national real estate portfolio and advising Estée Lauder Cosmetics on high-profile property acquisitions. The group is also handling the management of industrial sites nationwide for Stainton International’s joint venture with an international alternative investment fund. Deborah Gordon Brown - Sean Burke and Matthew Kenwood are other names to note. Clients also include AEW Europe, IKEA, Thomas Cook, Ann Summers and Mountain Warehouse.

Leading individuals (region-wide)

Deborah Gordon Brown - Shoosmiths LLP

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Scotland

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South East

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West Midlands

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