Shoosmiths LLP

Legal Services | England
tel: +03700 86 3000 | fax: +03700 864001
2 Colmore Square, 38 Colmore Circus Queensway | Birmingham | B4 6BJ | England

Main Contacts

Gary Assim



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 (

Year this Office was Established: 2003
Lawyers Worldwide: 1600


Areas of Practice


Principal Associates

Natalie  Aldread

Natalie Aldread

Principal Associate
Sharon  Banga

Sharon Banga

Principal Associate
Richard  Bannister

Richard Bannister

Principal Associate
Priti  Bansel-Branch

Priti Bansel-Branch

Principal Associate
Richard  Blatchly

Richard Blatchly

Principal Associate
Charlotte  Cannell

Charlotte Cannell

Principal Associate
Caroline  Chester

Caroline Chester

Principal Associate
Pav  Clair

Pav Clair

Principal Associate
Michelle  Clarke

Michelle Clarke

Principal Associate
Eloise  Di Pasqua

Eloise Di Pasqua

Principal Associate
Niall  Fanning

Niall Fanning

Senior Associate
James  Frost

James Frost

Senior Associate
Abigail  Gisbourne

Abigail Gisbourne

Senior Associate
Dan  Greatorex

Dan Greatorex

Senior Associate
Gregg  Harris

Gregg Harris

Senior Associate
Jordan  Hollingsworth

Jordan Hollingsworth

Senior Associate
Kirsty  Hughes

Kirsty Hughes

Senior Associate
Sophie  Jack

Sophie Jack

Principal Associate
Stephen  Johnstone

Stephen Johnstone

Principal Associate
Nick  Little

Nick Little

Principal Associate
Emma  Lusty

Emma Lusty

Principal Associate
Marie  Mann

Marie Mann

Senior Associate
Sumit  Morjaria

Sumit Morjaria

Senior Associate
Paul  Nightingale

Paul Nightingale

Principal Associate
Iyanu  Onalaja

Iyanu Onalaja

Senior Associate
Emma  Pearce

Emma Pearce

Principal Associate
Kate  Price-Marson

Kate Price-Marson

Senior Associate
Steph  Pye

Steph Pye

Senior Associate
Mandip  Riar

Mandip Riar

Senior Associate
Bradley  Roberts

Bradley Roberts

Senior Associate
Gemma  Rooke

Gemma Rooke

Principal Associate
Jo  Russell

Jo Russell

Principal Associate
Guv  Samra

Guv Samra

Principal Associate
Ellie  Sandbach

Ellie Sandbach

Senior Associate
Lucy  Sanderson

Lucy Sanderson

Senior Associate
Alice  Sedgley

Alice Sedgley

Senior Associate
Andy  Sinclair

Andy Sinclair

Senior Associate Equivalent
Gemma  Siviter

Gemma Siviter

Senior Associate
Louise  Snipe

Louise Snipe

Senior Associate
Dan  Thomas

Dan Thomas

Senior Associate
Emma  Tuck

Emma Tuck

Jo  Tunnicliff

Jo Tunnicliff

Senior Associate
Mandeep  Vryaparj

Mandeep Vryaparj

Senior Associate
Pam  Westwood

Pam Westwood

Senior Associate
Helen  Westwood

Helen Westwood

Principal Associate
Harriet  Willmore

Harriet Willmore

Principal Associate
Laura  Wright

Laura Wright

Senior Associate
James  Wright

James Wright

Principal Associate


Legal Directors and Key Support Personnel

Michael  Bennett

Michael Bennett

Legal Director
Charlotte  Duce

Charlotte Duce

Legal Director
Rhodri  Glyn

Rhodri Glyn

Legal Director
Rosie  Hendon

Rosie Hendon

Legal Director
Nicky  Jenkins

Nicky Jenkins

Legal Director
Natalie  Maye

Natalie Maye

Legal Director
Barbara  McGreal

Barbara McGreal

Legal Director
Kathy  Murphy

Kathy Murphy

Legal Director
Chris  O'Carroll

Chris O'Carroll

Legal Director
Dan  O'Keeffe

Dan O'Keeffe

Legal Director
Lisa  Page

Lisa Page

Legal Director
Georgina  Rennie

Georgina Rennie

Legal Director
Charles  Williams

Charles Williams

Legal Director


Automated Vehicles Act: next steps for the sector

The Automated Vehicles Act has received Royal Assent after a smooth and quick passage through parliament. In this article, Ben Gardner outlines what organisations in the sector can expect to happen next. What is the Automated Vehicles Act? The Act lays the foundations for the future deployment of automated vehicles on public roads. It does this by introducing new regimes and concepts for matters the current regulatory landscape does not cover, and amending existing laws to remove legal obstacles, grey areas, and uncertainty...

Protecting your employee brand: Protecting employee data

HR teams have a lot on their plate, but a key priority for 2024 is undoubtedly protecting the employee brand proposition. Our 2024 online programme is focused on supporting HR teams to do just this, equipping them with the tools they need to protect the employee brand proposition of the organisations they work for. Our latest webinar focused on what organisations need to do to protect their employee data. The key takeaway points are set out below: Complying with data protection principles There are 8 fundamental pillars of the data protection regime that employees need to keep in mind when processing the data of their employees or workers...

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Shoosmiths Foundation donates £97,500 to advance a carbon net zero UK

The Shoosmiths Foundation, a grant-making body managed by law firm Shoosmiths, has awarded a total of £97,500 to Energy Sparks and The Chancery Lane Project charities for projects that will advance a carbon net zero UK aligned with a just transition.National charity, Energy Sparks, helps schools become more energy efficient to fight climate change. It provides a unique online energy management tool and education programme designed to help schools, their pupils and staff reduce their energy use and carbon footprint. The Chancery Lane Project is the largest global network of lawyers and business leaders using the power of climate contracting to deliver fast and fair decarbonisation...

Shoosmiths expands Privacy & Data team with Brussels appointment of life sciences expert

Law firm Shoosmiths has announced the appointment of Gauthier Broze as a Privacy & Data partner and life sciences specialist in Brussels.Gauthier joins Kiran Desai, competition partner and Head of Shoosmiths’ Brussels operation whose hire established the firm’s EU presence. With a strong focus on building a robust EU capability post-Brexit, Shoosmiths recognised the need to enhance its expertise in Privacy and Data to serve multi-jurisdictional international clients effectively...

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