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...
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).
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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...
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 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’...