Shoosmiths is the law firm clients choose for excellent service, incisive thinking and above all for their ability to focus on what matters.
From offices across the UK and Brussels, the firm supports some of the world's most exciting and ambitious businesses; amazing clients making an impact.

Shoosmiths empowers its people to be their authentic selves and deliver together in supportive teams committed to excellence and innovation. The firm has won prestigious industry awards, such as 'Law Firm of the Year' at the Legal Business Awards 2022, 'Legal Team of the Year' at the Estates Gazette Awards 2022 and has been recognised for being the most active law firm advising on corporate transactions across the UK (Experian, 2022).

Shoosmiths' innovative approach is also embodied in their non-legal solutions for clients, which complement its technical legal expertise.

The firm also believes in supporting the communities in which it operates, and it is firmly on its ESG journey, with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) validating near-term science-based emissions reduction targets, and launching grant-making body 'The Shoosmiths Foundation'. To find out more about Shoosmiths and the positive impact the firm is making across its clients, people, and ESG and innovations, please visit: Impact report 2022 (shoosmiths.co.uk).

Year this Office was Established: 1854
Lawyers Worldwide: 1600


Areas of Practice


Principal Associates

Stuart  Angus

Stuart Angus

Principal Associate
Stuart  Angus

Stuart Angus

Principal Associate
Siobhan  Atkin

Siobhan Atkin

Principal Associate
Navi  Atwal

Navi Atwal

Senior Associate
Richard  Baker

Richard Baker

Principal Associate
Ayesha  Chandegra

Ayesha Chandegra

Senior Associate
Kate  Connolly

Kate Connolly

Principal Associate
James  Cullingworth

James Cullingworth

Principal Associate
Grainne  Fairbrother

Grainne Fairbrother

Senior Associate
Soma  Fattah

Soma Fattah

Senior Associate
Ruth  Forbes

Ruth Forbes

Senior Associate
Felicity  Forward

Felicity Forward

Principal Associate
Adam  Frost

Adam Frost

Senior Associate
Chris  George

Chris George

Principal Associate
Holly  Gerard

Holly Gerard

Senior Associate
Collette  Gibson

Collette Gibson

Senior Associate
Emma  Grossmith

Emma Grossmith

Senior Associate
Claire  Hayes

Claire Hayes

Principal Associate
Hannah  Howard

Hannah Howard

Senior Associate
Geraint  Hughes

Geraint Hughes

Principal Associate
Sarah  Jenkins

Sarah Jenkins

Principal Associate
Russell  Jones

Russell Jones

Senior Associate
Amy  Leech

Amy Leech

Senior Associate
Sarah  Maddock

Sarah Maddock

Senior Associate
Megan  McDonald

Megan McDonald

Principal Associate
Kate  McGoverne

Kate McGoverne

Principal Associate
Rachel  Munro

Rachel Munro

Senior Associate
Stuart  Nevin

Stuart Nevin

Principal Associate
Helen  Poulter

Helen Poulter

Principal Associate
Amy  Price

Amy Price

Senior Associate
Claire  Raddan

Claire Raddan

Principal Associate
Lewis  Ritchie

Lewis Ritchie

Senior Associate
Kara  Roberts

Kara Roberts

Senior Associate
Kara  Shadbolt

Kara Shadbolt

Senior PR & Communications Manager
Matthew  Stimson

Matthew Stimson

Principal Associate
Lee  Strong

Lee Strong

Senior Business Development Executive
Pavan  Sumal

Pavan Sumal

Senior Associate
Hywel  Thomas

Hywel Thomas

Senior Associate
Emily  Utley

Emily Utley

Principal Associate
Matt  Ward

Matt Ward

Senior Associate
Jennifer  Wright

Jennifer Wright

Principal Associate
Rubina  Zaidi

Rubina Zaidi

Senior Associate
Ben  Zielinski

Ben Zielinski

Principal Associate


Legal Directors and Key Support Personnel

James  Benedick

James Benedick

Legal Director
Helen  Bridgman

Helen Bridgman

Legal Director
Sarah  Bridgman

Sarah Bridgman

Directories Manager
Christine  Burrows

Christine Burrows

Legal Director
Jennifer  Clarke

Jennifer Clarke

Legal Director
Kiran  Desai

Kiran Desai

Head of Brussels Office
Helen  Duff

Helen Duff

Legal PA
Sarah  Evans

Sarah Evans

Legal Director
Kimberley  Goh

Kimberley Goh

Legal Director
David  Goy

David Goy

Legal Director
Dawn  Ingle

Dawn Ingle

IS Director
Claire  Le Mouellic

Claire Le Mouellic

Legal Director
Jessica  Ready

Jessica Ready

Legal Director
Calum  Stacey

Calum Stacey

Legal Director
Richard  Willcox

Richard Willcox

Legal Director


Roundtable: The race for space in the UK’s life sciences sector

Bringing together leading developers, agents, operators, design specialists, as well as policy and legal experts, Shoosmiths hosts a roundtable discussion on meeting the real estate demands of the UK’s life sciences sector. “If you think about the fundamentals of what’s driving the sector - we’re in a golden age of scientific discovery, aren’t we? All these new technologies all coming together, AI speeding up drug discovery, ageing populations, increased government spending on healthcare. That is what is behind all of this and, ultimately, that train is a juggernaut...

Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill: Consumer rights v the Gift Aid regime

The recent Autumn Statement contained little support for charities as the sector continues to face increased demand, higher costs and reduced funding. This means charities need to maximise whatever funding they have - but continuing uncertainty about whether the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill (‘Bill’) rapidly making its way through Parliament will have unintended detrimental consequences for small and large membership subscription charities is causing considerable concern...

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Shoosmiths wins prestigious ‘UK Law Firm of the Year’ award for ‘clear strategy’ and ‘measurable differences’

Shoosmiths was crowned ‘UK Law Firm of the Year – Large sized firm’ at the British Legal Awards for its stand-out strategy, which is already making an impact in all areas including clients, brand, people and ESG.The strategy - which is centred around excelling in Shoosmiths’ chosen markets, leading the upper-mid-market pack of law firms by 2030, and delivering excellence for its clients across the UK and internationally – stood out to the panel of independent judges who noted its ‘sharp, clear focus’ and progress made so far...

Shoosmiths acts on acquisition of 1m sq ft Sutton Coldfield shopping centre

Shoosmiths has advised on the landmark acquisition of the Gracechurch Shopping Centre, a 1m sq ft retail centre in Sutton Coldfield.The law firm acted for SAV Group and BPG on the purchase from M&G, with contracts exchanging earlier this year and the deal completing in November. Shoosmiths advised on various aspects of the transaction, including real estate, litigation, planning and construction matters. The firm also supported on tax, employment and commercial matters for the deal, with SAV Group and BPG now focusing on progressing a development vision to create a ‘vibrant, mixed use town centre’...

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