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Firm Profile

Shoosmiths LLP

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • Waterfront House
  • Waterfront Plaza
  • 35 Station Street
  • Nottingham
  • Nottinghamshire
  • UK
  • NG2 3DQ

Firm profile submitted by Shoosmiths LLP

Chief Executive: Claire Rowe
Chairman: Peter Duff
Number of UK partners: 173
Number of other UK fee-earners: 739
UK Offices: Birmingham, London, Reading, Southampton, Basingstoke, Belfast, Leeds, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Nottingham, Manchester, Edinburgh

Asset Finance:
Melanie Chell
Automotive: Robin Webb
Banking & Finance: Rebecca Mauleverer
Commercial Contracts: David Jackson
Competition & EU: Simon Barnes
Construction & Engineering: Patrick Garner
Corporate: Emma Gibson Data
Protection: Anastasia Fowle
Debt Recovery: Rod Macphail
Dispute Resolution: Alex Bishop
Employment: Kevin McCavish
Financial Services: Waine Mannix
Emma Gibson
Insurance: Paul Eccles
Intellectual Property: Gary Assim
IT & E-commerce: Craig Armstrong
Outsourcing: David Jackson
Pensions: David Thompson
Planning & Environmental: Kirsten Hewson
Private Client: Richard Follis
Private Equity: Sean Wright
Publishing & Digital Media: Sherif Malak
Real Estate: Simon Boss
Recoveries Services: Waine Mannix
Regulatory & Compliance: Roy Tozer
Residential Development: Steve Wiltshire
Restructuring & Insolvency:
James Keates
Retail: Gary Assim
Tax: Tom Wilde
Transport & Infrastructure: Chris McClure
Venture Capital: Alastair Peet

THE FIRM Shoosmiths LLP is a national law firm acting for major companies and individuals in all UK jurisditions. The firm’s range of specialisms and integrated approach to service and quality enables teams to be tailored to the needs of clients from large international corporates and fast-growth businesses through to public bodies and financial institutions. A network of 12 offices makes Shoosmiths easily accessible to clients, with the newest locations launched in December 2016 in Leeds and Belfast. Clients of Shoosmiths find the firm quick to relate to their commercial goals, and adept at advising on the most direct way of achieving them. Shoosmiths lawyers tailor their approach to each client’s business, delivering high quality legal advice backed by clear and open communication, cost transparency and business sense.
The firm is the England and Wales representative of the World Services Group, a network of firms providing clients with access to legal advice in 115 countries. As part of this network, Shoosmiths helps its clients’ businesses in global markets.

PRINCIPLE AREAS OF WORK Shoosmiths attracts work from fast-growth and major UK companies, along with UK subsidiaries of overseas-owned corporates, providing them with an intelligent alternative to mainstream City firms.

Commercial: The firm has specialists in data protection, publishing and digital media, EU and competition, franchising, IP and brand protection, IT contracts, outsourcing and projects, and public procurement.

Shoosmiths’ corporate team has a successful track record advising companies through the business lifecycle, from start-ups to mergers and acquisitions, development funding, disposals and other exits. The firm was named the UK’s leading legal adviser by deal volume in 2016 in Experian MarketIQ’s M&A Review.

Debt Recovery:
Nationally the firm is recognised as a leading player in the legal debt recovery market; operational in all UK jurisdictions and FCA-authorised.

The large national team provides tailored and practical advice, strategies and solutions to HR teams and senior management on issues including TUPE, redundancy, disciplinary and dismissal, data protection and privacy, contracts of employment and employment tribunals.

Preventing & Resolving Disputes:
Shoosmiths has a large national team with a wealth of court experience, as well as expertise in all other forms of dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation, expert determination, executive mini-trials and adjudication.

Real Estate:
Independently ranked as a top-20 UK law firm for real estate, the firm has more than 230 lawyers advising on property, planning, construction, tax, environmental, and property litigation.

Compliance, Regulatory & Risk:
From data theft to product recalls and fraud to advertising standards, the team advises clients on reducing and managing exposure to risk.

Lender Services:
The firm operates a national team (operational in all UK jurisdictions) which brings together three related areas of expertise for clients in the finance sector: finance litigation, recoveries and collections, and regulation and compliance, and is FCA-authorised.

Private Client:
Shoosmiths’ private client business advises individuals on wealth protection, wills and probate, powers of attorney, Court of Protection issues, family law, conveyancing and through its consumer brand, Access Legal, medical negligence and serious injury claims.


  • 2 Colmore Square,
  • 38 Colmore Circus Queensway,
  • Birmingham,
  • West Midlands
  • UK
  • B4 6BJ
  • Tel (03700) 864000
  • Fax (03700) 864001
  • DX 701863 Birmingham 6
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Website :
  • Apex Plaza,
  • Forbury Road,
  • Reading,
  • Berkshire
  • UK
  • RG1 1SH
  • Tel (03700) 868800
  • Fax (03700) 868801
  • DX 117879 Reading (Apex Plaza)
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Russell House,
  • 1550 Parkway,
  • Solent Business Park,
  • Whiteley,
  • Southampton,
  • Hampshire
  • UK
  • PO15 7AG
  • Tel (03700) 866800
  • Fax (03700) 866801
  • DX 124693 Whiteley
  • Email : [email protected]
  • The Square,
  • Basing View,
  • Basingstoke,
  • Hampshire
  • UK
  • RG21 4EB
  • Tel (03700) 866200
  • Fax (03700) 866201
  • DX 98574 Basingstoke 3
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 1st Floor,
  • Witan Gate House,
  • 500-600 Witan Gate West,
  • Milton Keynes,
  • Buckinghamshire
  • UK
  • MK9 1SH
  • Tel (03700) 868300
  • Fax (03700) 868301
  • DX 729360 Milton Keynes 15
  • Email : [email protected]
  • The Lakes,
  • Bedford Road,
  • Northampton,
  • Northamptonshire
  • UK
  • NN4 7SH
  • Tel (03700) 863000
  • Fax (03700) 863001
  • DX 712280 Northampton-12
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Waterfront House,
  • Waterfront Plaza,
  • 35 Station Street,
  • Nottingham,
  • Nottinghamshire
  • UK
  • NG2 3DQ
  • Tel (03700) 865000
  • Fax (03700) 865001
  • DX 10104 Nottingham-1
  • Email : [email protected]
  • The HQ Building,
  • Old Granada Studios,
  • 2 Atherton Street,
  • Manchester,
  • Lancashire
  • UK
  • M3 3GS
  • Tel (03700) 865600
  • Fax 0370 086 5601
  • DX 14393 Manchester
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 6th Floor, 1 St. Martin's Le Grand,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC1A 4AS
  • Tel 020 7305 5692
  • Fax 03700 86 3001
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Saltire Court,
  • 20 Castle Terrace,
  • Edinburgh,
  • City of Edinburgh
  • UK
  • EH1 2EN
  • Tel 03700 868000
  • Fax 03700 86 8008
  • Email : [email protected]