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Shoosmiths LLP 

November, 2021 - Milton Keynes, England


Shoosmiths appoints director of people


Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has announced that Eleanor Tanner has joined as director of people.

Eleanor TannerResponsible for people strategy, core HR, recruitment, reward and benefits, learning and development, diversity and inclusion, and corporate social responsibility, she leads a team supporting over 1,400 people across Shoosmiths’ 13 locations.

Eleanor was most recently head of human resources EMEA at Macquarie Group. Earlier in her career she was an employment lawyer at Travers Smith. She is a trustee of Galop, the LGBT+ anti-abuse charity, and chair of its people sub-committee.

Simon Boss, Shoosmiths’ chief executive, said: “Our strategy is to be the top UK law firm famous for client experience. A key component in delivering on this strategy is in putting the employee experience and firm culture at the heart of what we do. I’m thrilled that Eleanor has agreed to join us as our director of people, bringing her broad and unique experience to bear to continue driving our strategy forward.”

Eleanor Tanner said: “It’s great to join a firm with such a strong emphasis on culture, values and social impact. Shoosmiths’ investment in people and culture is helping to attract and retain talent across all roles and levels – and I’m looking forward to building on this fantastic foundation of people focus.”

This year, Shoosmiths was accredited with a Platinum award by Investors in People (IIP) – putting the firm in the top 2% of the tens of thousands of companies assessed by IIP. 


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