Shoosmiths LLP

Legal Services | England
tel: +44 207 477 2222 | fax: +44 118 965 8801
Apex Plaza | Reading | RG1 1SH | England

Overview

Shoosmiths is a UK top 30 national law firm with 113 partners and more than 1,500 personnel at offices in London, Birmingham, Basingstoke, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Nottingham, Reading and Solent. Our clients include household name Blue Chip companies, leading financial institutions, public and private sector organisations, and foreign-owned corporates. Recognition includes Best Brand in Practice at the MPF 2007 European Practice Management Awards. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and recently came top of a diversity survey. Our national charity partner for 2008 - 2010 is Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity.

We view ourselves as that little bit different – not in what we do (like many others we are a full service law firm with strength and depth) – but the way we do it - combining professional expertise with a personalised approach, to deliver valued legal services for all our clients. We really value our people - giving them the freedom, recognition and support to succeed - which means our clients enjoy working with us because we are open, accessible and easy to work with.

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Year this Office was Established: 1973
Lawyers Worldwide: 1600

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Areas of Practice

Professionals

Principal Associates

Caroline  Airey

Caroline Airey

Principal Associate
Paul  Ashurst

Paul Ashurst

Principal Associate
Mandeep  Chima

Mandeep Chima

Principal Associate
Nicholas  Dalgleish

Nicholas Dalgleish

Principal Associate
Jill  Davies

Jill Davies

Principal Associate
Hannah  Farley

Hannah Farley

Senior Associate
Emma  Foulds

Emma Foulds

Senior Associate
Chris  George

Chris George

Principal Associate
Abigail  Gisbourne

Abigail Gisbourne

Senior Associate
Alex  Haider

Alex Haider

Senior Associate
Beth  Jenkins

Beth Jenkins

Senior Associate
Adam  Leszczynski

Adam Leszczynski

Principal Associate
Suzanne  Love

Suzanne Love

Principal Associate
Liz  McKillop Paley

Liz McKillop Paley

Principal Associate
Michelle  Morgan

Michelle Morgan

Principal Associate
Sarah  Poynter

Sarah Poynter

Senior Associate
Lawrence  Renny

Lawrence Renny

Senior Associate
Anna  Richardson

Anna Richardson

Principal Associate
Joanne  Sear

Joanne Sear

Senior Associate
Aimee  Teague

Aimee Teague

Senior Associate
Amardeep  Vangar

Amardeep Vangar

Principal Associate
Hollie  Weller

Hollie Weller

Senior Associate

Associates

Ben  Churchyard

Ben Churchyard

Associate
Alex  Friston

Alex Friston

Associate
Richard  Lester

Richard Lester

Associate Equivalent
Alex  Lloyd

Alex Lloyd

Associate
Bilal  Mirza

Bilal Mirza

Associate
Rachel  Rossdale

Rachel Rossdale

Associate

Legal Directors and Key Support Personnel

Marcus  Devanny

Marcus Devanny

Legal Director
Matt  Walker

Matt Walker

Legal Director
Linda  Williams

Linda Williams

Legal Director

Articles

Sham Redundancies: Employers beware

In a recent case the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld a 25% uplift to compensation for an employer’s failure to comply with the ACAS Code of Practice, following a discriminatory dismissal that was purportedly due to redundancy. In a recent case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld a 25% uplift to compensation for an employer’s failure to comply with the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) Code of Practice, (Code) following a discriminatory dismissal that was purportedly due to redundancy...

Sham Redundancies: Employers beware

In a recent case the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld a 25% uplift to compensation for an employer’s failure to comply with the ACAS Code of Practice, following a discriminatory dismissal that was purportedly due to redundancy. In a recent case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld a 25% uplift to compensation for an employer’s failure to comply with the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) Code of Practice, (Code) following a discriminatory dismissal that was purportedly due to redundancy...

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Press

Shoosmiths' planning practice commended as one of the highest rated in England

Shoosmiths’ planning practice is one of the highest rated in England.The 2022 Planning Law Survey ranked the firm’s 23-strong planning team in the top four practices in England, highlighting its expertise in ‘emerging areas such as biodiversity’. Joint-heads of the practice, Lisa Tye and Kathryn Jump, were also named as amongst the highest-rated planning solicitors, with Kathryn ranked second and Lisa rising to fifth...

Shoosmiths supports London Tech Week

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths attended and featured in a host of London Tech week highlights, including its sponsorship of a female founder Tech Nordic Advocates event held at the London Stock Exchange. Shoosmiths’ head of technology sector James Klein and corporate partner Helen Burnell presented at the event which focussed on how to scale diverse technology business internationally. Led by Helen, the conversation covered the challenges faced by female founders, highlighting real data evidencing gender inequalities in the UK as well as practical advice as to how female founder businesses can access funding throughout their life cycle...

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