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Shoosmiths LLP

THE XYZ BUILDING, 2 HARDMAN BOULEVARD, SPINNINGFIELDS, MANCHESTER, M3 3AZ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 03700 865600
Fax:
Fax 08700 86 3001
Email:
Web:
www.shoosmiths.co.uk

North West

Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 3

Shoosmiths LLP (Manchester)

Ursula Gould at Shoosmiths LLP has worked on some major transport infrastructure projects. Key clients include Centro.

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North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Manchester
Corporate and commercial: Manchester - ranked: tier 3

Shoosmiths LLP

The β€˜very astute’ Kieran Toal and β€˜excellent’ Karen Procter lead the team at Shoosmiths LLP, which delivers β€˜exceptional service’. In an illustration of its strength in the retail and hospitality sectors, the team advised Truworths International on the Β£256m acquisition of the UK footwear retailer Office Retail Group, and advised Palatine Private Equity on the MBO of Alchemist Bar and Restaurant from Living Ventures. In another highlight it advised NorthEdge on the acquisition and management buyout of T. K. Components. Ursula Gould is β€˜excellent for commercial matters’.

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North West: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation
Banking litigation - ranked: tier 2

Shoosmiths LLP (Manchester)

Shoosmiths LLP’s banking disputes practice is commended for its β€˜excellent response times’. The team advises clients such as Bibby Financial Services, RBS Invoice Finance, Aldermore Invoice Finance, Santander UK and BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions on a range of receivables finance, asset finance and other banking disputes. The β€˜calm and commercial’ Harold Brako heads the team and is β€˜very solutions driven, obtains excellent results and is an expert in the field of asset based lending’. Senior associate Helen Collinge is also noted.

Leading individuals

Harold Brako - Shoosmiths LLP

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Commercial litigation: Manchester
Commercial litigation: Manchester - ranked: tier 5

Shoosmiths LLP

Kath Livingston at Shoosmiths LLP is singled out as β€˜a professional and an extremely competent litigator’.

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Debt recovery
Debt recovery - ranked: tier 1

Shoosmiths LLP (Manchester)

The team at Shoosmiths LLP attracts praise for its β€˜good industry knowledge’ and β€˜great manner with clients’. Sean Adams heads the recoveries team, and Harold Brako leads the receivables finance and litigation practices. Miriam Scott joined the firm as a consultant in December 2015, while Darren Shaw joined TLT in 2015.

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North West: Finance

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Shoosmiths LLP (Manchester)

Shoosmiths LLP is commended for its β€˜client-focused’ approach and β€˜in-depth knowledge’. It advised Truworths International on a Β£100m term and revolving facilities relating to its acquisition of a retail chain. The β€˜very experienced’ and β€˜user-friendly’ Liz Sweeney heads the team, which includes Graham Hall and β€˜first-class’ associate Ruth Evans.

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Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 5

Shoosmiths LLP (Manchester)

Clients of Shoosmiths LLP include Santander UK, BDO, Duff & Phelps and Five Arrows Business Finance. Sarah Teal is recommended.

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North West: Human resources

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 5

Shoosmiths LLP (Manchester)

The β€˜logical’ Danielle Ingham heads the team at Shoosmiths LLP. Senior associate Ingham is β€˜adept at analysing the risks and dealing with them’.

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Pensions
Pensions - ranked: tier 3

Shoosmiths LLP (Manchester)

Shoosmiths LLP’s β€˜reliable’ team adopts a β€˜commercial approach when solving problems’. London Metropolitan University, James Hall Pension Trustees and Civica UK are clients. The β€˜very proactive and responsive’ Paul Carney is recommended.

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North West: Insurance

Professional negligence
Professional negligence - ranked: tier 3

Shoosmiths LLP (Manchester)

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North West: Private client

Family
Family - ranked: tier 4

Shoosmiths LLP (Manchester)

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North West: Real estate

Commercial property: Manchester
Commercial property: Manchester - ranked: tier 2

Shoosmiths LLP

Vaqas Farooq (who attracts praise for his β€˜great drive and market awareness’) leads the β€˜proactive and pragmatic’ team at Shoosmiths LLP, which has β€˜great strength in depth’. It is advising Allied London on the St John’s quarter regeneration scheme, and on the purchase of London Road Fire Station. It is also advising Vita Ventures on a number of acquisitions in Newcastle, York and Brighton. Andrew Pattinson is β€˜personable and responsive’ and Penny Cranston is β€˜highly regarded’. The firm was bolstered by the arrival of Barbara Rollin from Gordons LLP, Daniel Hargreaves from Pinsent Masons LLP, Russell Davidson from Lupton Fawcett Denison Till, and Richard Outhwaite from DWF.

Leading individuals

Vaqas Farooq - Shoosmiths LLP

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 5

Shoosmiths LLP (Manchester)

Neil Armstrong heads the team at Shoosmiths LLP, which advises a range of private sector clients on development transactions.

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Planning and environment
Planning and environment - ranked: tier 3

Shoosmiths LLP (Manchester)

The β€˜thorough and tenacious’ team at Shoosmiths LLP advised Vastint UK Services on the CPO to deliver a mixed-use residential scheme on a derelict site. Kathryn Jump is β€˜commercial and responsive’, and β€˜always goes that extra mile to secure their objective’. The β€˜fantastic’ Lisa Tye is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Kathryn Jump - Shoosmiths LLP

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 3

Shoosmiths LLP (Manchester)

Shoosmiths LLP’s clients include The Emerson Group, Allied London and Boots UK. Recommended individuals include Wayne Nash and senior associate Kirsty Black, who joined from Browne Jacobson LLP in June 2015. Matthew Forrest joined TLT as a legal director.

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North West: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 5

Shoosmiths LLP (Manchester)

Shoosmiths LLP’s clients include Sharp Electronics (Europe) and Whispering Smith. Laura Harper is the key contact.

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 1

Shoosmiths LLP (Manchester)

Laura Harper at Shoosmiths LLP is β€˜one of the leaders in her field and is very experienced’. Clients include Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and the Sharp Agency.

Leading individuals

Laura Harper - Shoosmiths LLP

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