Luke Stubbs > Shoosmiths LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Shoosmiths LLP
M3 3AZ

Work Department

Commercial, Partner


Luke is a Partner in our Commercial team. He specialises in commercial, contracting, IT, and technology matters (including strategic outsourcing, procurement, and supply deals).

He has wide experience acting for clients in the industrial and manufacturing, retail and consumer, and technology sectors. This includes time in-house as part of the legal teams of Sainsbury’s, Astra Zeneca, the Co-operative Group and Bupa.

Luke also has specialist experience in the Financial Services, FinTech and Payments sectors. This includes advising on contracts and arrangements which are subject to regulatory controls – such as material outsourcings and use of cloud

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Manchester

Shoosmiths LLP has notably expanded its share of high-value corporate transactional work, advising private equity investors and portfolio companies alongside public companies on major acquisitions and disposals, including several with multiple cross-border elements. The corporate team is headed up by experienced practitioners Andrew Millar and Tim Jackson-Smith, both of whom offer City experience and handle complex transactions and corporate finance deals. Richard Millington and Luke Stubbs head up the commercial practice, specialising in IT and sports matters respectively. Suzanne Taylor has a strong focus on commercial matters in the financial services sector. Associate Kendra McCullough is noted as an up-and-coming corporate practitioner, heavily involved in a number of major transactions.

North West > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

The arrival of practice head Luke Stubbs from DLA Piper has significantly strengthened Shoosmiths LLP‘s IT offering, with Stubbs bringing particular expertise in fintech and e-commerce issues, including financial services regulatory issues and the establishment of e-commerce platforms. The team also advises clients on major public procurement projects, commercial agreements, and digital transformation, with regular national mandates led by Richard Millington, who focuses on commercial IT matters. Senior associate Rachel Whalebone specialises in data protection and privacy and outsourcing work.