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Shoosmiths LLP

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Tim Jackson-Smith

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Shoosmiths LLP

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Partner, Corporate


Throughout his career Tim has operated at the highest level in a number of organisations and has a wide range of corporate/commercial legal experience acting on a number of high profile transactions in both the public and private markets. He has nearly 25 years’ experience as a corporate lawyer, and over the last 7 years has held senior management (CEO and Chairman) and NED roles in several listed companies – Bglobal plc, MBL Group plc and Source BioScience plc. The experiences he has had outside of private practice have given him a distinctive skill set that sets him apart from his peer group and his advice and guidance is borne of first-hand experience of having to actually make and live with the consequences of commercial decisions. Tim also understands the dynamics of the board room, has developed CEO to CEO relationships with a number of businesses and having sat on the other side of the fence can deliver advice that is considered and relevant. Having been a purchaser of legal services for over 7 years gives Tim a unique insight into what clients are looking for from their lawyers.


LLB (Hons) 2:1 ( Leicester University )

Law Society Finals (First Class Honours) ( College of Law, York )

North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Manchester

Within: Corporate and commercial: Manchester

Shoosmiths LLP¬†delivers ‚Äėquick and pragmatic advice‚Äô and stands out for its ‚Äėpositive, can-do attitude‚Äô, handling high-profile M&A deals in addition to private equity and capital markets mandates. Headline transactions included advising the shareholders of Xtrac Transmissions on the sale of the entire share capital of Xtrac Transmissions to a Newco funded by Inflexion Private Equity Partners; advising YFM Equity Partners on its ¬£9m investment in 4net Technologies; and advising Decision Technologies on the acquisition of the online mobile phone comparison site from Adsar. ‚ÄėClear and concise‚Äô corporate team head Karen Procter¬†advises in a ‚Äėcommercial manner and does not get bogged down in legal technicalities‚Äô. In 2017, the team was bolstered by the arrival of former CEO of AIM-listed company Bglobal Tim Jackson-Smith; and Andrew Millar¬†from Brabners LLP. Senior associates Anna Kerrane¬†, who joined in 2017 from Weightmans LLP, and Benjamin Dredge¬† are also recommended. Richard Millington¬†heads the commercial team which advises on commercial contracts across the food, drink, retail, automotive, technology, digital, sport and financial services sectors.

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