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Shoosmiths Founding Member of Northern Ireland Clean Hydrogen Group
Shoosmiths LLP, May 2021
England

Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has joined a new group which has been launched to support the growth of the clean hydrogen economy in Northern Ireland as a founding member. Hydrogen NI has been established to represent organisations with an interest in developing NI’s clean hydrogen economy...

Manchester Corporate Team Makes a Flying Start to 2021 with £1BN First Quarter
Shoosmiths LLP, May 2021
England

The Manchester Corporate team at leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has made a record-breaking start to the year by advising on more than a dozen deals worth over £1bn in the last three months...

Experts from leading UK law firm Shoosmiths comment on Queen’s Speech
Shoosmiths LLP, May 2021
England

Today the Queen’s Speech set out the government’s agenda for the next session and its plans to build back better from the pandemic and level-up opportunities across the country...

Four Promoted to Partner at Shoosmiths
Shoosmiths LLP, May 2021
England

The promotions are across the firm’s divisions; corporate, real estate, personal advisory and business advisory...

Shoosmiths advises Gresham House in latest digital infrastructure investment
Shoosmiths LLP, April 2021
England

In the latest digital infrastructure deal handled by its specialist team, national law firm Shoosmiths represented Gresham House in a multi-million-pound investment through its British Strategic Investment Fund (BSIF) in Borderlink Broadband Limited, a Scottish based broadband company...

Shoosmiths appoints fintech specialist in London
Shoosmiths LLP, April 2021
England

Leading technology and fintech lawyer, Prakash Kerai (PK) has joined Shoosmiths’ London office as a commercial partner. Prakash KeraiOver the last fifteen years, Prakash has advised on technology and fintech arrangements at a top 30 UK law firm, becoming its head of fintech. Prakash – who joins the firm from DAC Beachcroft – has a wealth of technology and fintech experience...

Shoosmiths Advises in Acquisition of Opus 2 Group
Shoosmiths LLP, April 2021
England

Shoosmiths has advised Five Arrows Principal Investments (Rothschild & Co) in concluding a definitive agreement for a newco funded by Astorg, a leading global private equity firm, to acquire a majority stake in the Opus 2 group. This deal is the fourth major transaction the Shoosmiths team has undertaken for Five Arrows Principal Investments in as many months...

Shoosmiths awarded Platinum Investors in People
Shoosmiths LLP, March 2021
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths has been awarded the highly prestigious Investors In People Platinum accreditation, following on from becoming the first Top 50 law firm to achieve Gold status in 2011. This elite accolade puts Shoosmiths in the top 2% of the tens of thousands of companies assessed throughout Investors in People’s history...

Shoosmiths Advises Matillion on $100m Series D Funding Round
Shoosmiths LLP, March 2021
England

LEADING VC specialists at UK law firm Shoosmiths have advised cloud data integration platform Matillion on its $100m Series D funding round. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors Battery Ventures, Sapphire Ventures and Scale Venture Partners, as well as venture debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank’s U.K. branch...

Shoosmiths Harnesses the Power of ‘Eight’ with New Connected Services Offering
Shoosmiths LLP, March 2021
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths has today announced its brand-new offering Shoosmiths8 Connected Services, which will provide non-legal products to its clients, complementing the firm’s existing services...

Celebrating LGBT History Month
Shoosmiths LLP, February 2021
England

Notwithstanding the pandemic, February marks LGBT History Month; an annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history. It is important that the progress we have made to date is not only recognised but celebrated...

Client Experience and Innovation at Heart of Soaring Directories Results, says Shoosmiths’ CEO
Shoosmiths LLP, October 2020
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths is proud to have received excellent results in both the Legal 500 and Chambers UK legal directories this year. The firm achieved a tremendous result in the Legal 500 with 115 practice areas ranked, and 31 ‘Top Tier’ rankings, with 25 practice areas moving up a tier...

Shoosmiths Advises on £38m Debt and Equity Raise for Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2020
England

Popular tourist attraction Yorkshire Wildlife Park (YWP) has raised an additional £38 million-pound by way of debt and equity from BGF and a major high street bank. The development capital will be deployed to double the park’s size and help the park to fulfil its objective of attracting 1.5 million visitors a year. The Doncaster-based park currently has more than 450 animals...

Shoosmiths Hires Senior Financial Services Litigation Lawyer, Jonathon Crook
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2020
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths has expanded its litigation team with the appointment of Jonathon Crook as a partner, to further enhance its award winning financial services litigation practice. With a wealth of experience in advising on all aspects of litigation and dispute resolution since 1991, Jonathon is an established name in this area of law...

Shoosmiths Expands its Highly Regarded Court of Protection Team
Shoosmiths LLP, August 2020
England

Shoosmiths has expanded its Court of Protection (COP) team with the recruitment of a new partner, Sue Bowler, who will be based in the firm’s Thames Valley office. Sue BowlerSue’s extensive experience and expertise in this area will further enhance the existing high net worth and disputed wills and trust teams currently working in the Thames Valley office...

Shoosmiths advises DIF Capital Partners on major infrastructure investment
Shoosmiths LLP, August 2020
England

A CONTINGENT of corporate, commercial, infrastructure and tax experts at UK law firm Shoosmiths have advised DIF Capital Partners (DIF) on its substantial infrastructure investment into Liberatis Limited (which trades as 4th Utility), allowing the business to majorly expand its ultrafast broadband operations...

Shoosmiths Continues Strategic Expansion in Glasgow with Major Employment Appointment
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2020
England

Shoosmiths is making further strides into the Glasgow market– attracting DWF’s national head of employment, Michael McLaughlin. Michael’s appointment represents further strategic expansion by the firm in Scotland, as he joins recent recruit banking partner Fiona Cameron and real estate partner Barry McKeown who opened the Glasgow location last year...

Chambers Highlights Shoosmiths as Go-To Firm for High Net Worth Individuals
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2020
England

The Shoosmiths wealth protection team has been recognised for its work in advising their clients on a range of matters including bespoke tax efficient succession planning, family investment companies, trusts and inheritance disputes, in this year’s Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide...

Mini-Budget 2020: Shoosmiths’ Expert Comments and a Warning
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2020
England

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has unveiled a coronavirus jobs and economy recovery plan in a mini-Budget 2020. Here, Catherine Williams, head of Shoosmiths’ living sector and partner and Nick Iliff, co-head of infrastructure and energy sector discuss some of the key announcements and Stephen Dawson, head of financial services provides a warning on spending...

Springboard Advise Partington Engineering on the Cross-Border Sale to Argent Industrial
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2020
England

Springboard Corporate Finance has advised the shareholders of Partington Engineering on the cross-border sale of the business to Argent Industrial, a company headquartered in South Africa and quoted on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. This is the fourth deal that Springboard has completed post lockdown...

Bensons for Beds pre-pack deal agreed – Shoosmiths CR&A team advise on another high-profile brand/retailer
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2020
England

The corporate restructuring and advisory (CR&A) team at UK law firm Shoosmiths has acted for administrators PwC in the pre-pack sale of popular high street retailer Bensons for Beds. Bensons for Beds, which operates 243 shops, has been bought by its former owner, turnaround firm Alteri Investors, saving nearly 2,000 jobs...

Arbuthnot Assists in Lending Facility for Chiltern Capital with Help from Shoosmiths
Shoosmiths LLP, June 2020
England

The banking and finance team at UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised its client Arbuthnot Commercial Asset Based Lending on an asset-based lending facility for the purchase of mechanical contractor Doby Verrolec by Chiltern Capital from Verrolec’s existing parent company Heitkamp & Thumann...

Shoosmiths Boosts UK Real Estate Finance Team with Strategic Gires in London, Manchester & Leeds
Shoosmiths LLP, June 2020
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths has grown its national real estate finance offering by hiring specialist senior lawyers in Manchester, Leeds and London, in line with the firm’s growth strategy...

Shoosmiths Looks to the Future with 'The New How'
Shoosmiths LLP, June 2020
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths is trailblazing out of lock-down with its forward-looking initiative, ‘The New How’. Led by partners David Jackson and Tony Randle, ‘The New How’ focuses on how businesses could and should be working to perform optimally in the ‘new normal’...

Shoosmiths acts on sale of Oasis and Warehouse to Boohoo
Shoosmiths LLP, June 2020
England

The corporate restructuring and advisory team at UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised its client Hilco on the sale of Oasis and Warehouse to online retailer Boohoo. The team has worked on a number of high-profile retail administrations in recent weeks including Monsoon Accessorize, Oddbins, Cath Kidston and Axminster Carpets...

Simon Meek takes the reins at Shoosmiths Leeds
Shoosmiths LLP, June 2020
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed real estate partner Simon Meek as its new office head in Leeds as it continues to pursue its successful growth strategy in Yorkshire. Simon joined Shoosmiths in 2017 to develop a new real estate practice which he has grown into 35-strong team, including nine partners and two directors...

Shoosmiths announces eight partner promotions
Shoosmiths LLP, May 2020
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths has announced eight new partners in its May promotions round. The promotions cover a wide range of practice areas; corporate, real estate, business advisory and personal advisory, across five locations...

Shoosmiths Strengthens its Living Sector Team in the South with Partner Hire
Shoosmiths LLP, May 2020
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths has boosted its national real estate offering with the strategic hire of partner Sara Hampson, a specialist adviser to developers, investors and landowners working across the living sector...

Shoosmiths Advises on International Acquisition to bring Streetwear Brand Bench back to its Manchester Roots
Shoosmiths LLP, April 2020
England

A multi-disciplinary team led by the Manchester office of national law firm Shoosmiths has advised investment vehicle Wraith on the acquisition of streetwear brand Bench from US investor Gordon Brothers. Manchester-based Wraith is an affiliate of Apparel Brands, one of Bench’s primary European licensees...

Shoosmiths Hires Senior Wealth Protection Lawyer, Stephen Patch
Shoosmiths LLP, April 2020
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths has expanded its wealth protection team with the appointment of Stephen Patch to progress its long-term growth strategy. Stephen was the former head of the private client team at Woodfines as well as previously heading up the tax, trusts & estates Cambridge team at international law firm, Taylor Vinters...

Shoosmiths Advises Hotel La Tour on Financing for New Luxury Hotel
Shoosmiths LLP, April 2020
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised luxury hotel operators, Hotel La Tour on £22 million of financing to develop a new landmark hotel that will become one of the tallest buildings in Milton Keynes. As a privately owned British company, Hotel La Tour comprises hoteliers who are focused on customer service and scrupulous attention to detail...

Senior Cyber Incident Response Lawyer Joins Shoosmiths
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2020
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths has appointed Philip Tansley, an expert in cyber incident response, as a partner based in their London office. Philip was previously a partner at Keystone Law and co-founded a multi-award winning multi-disciplinary incident response service...

Lawyer Moves Firms for the First Time to Join Shoosmiths’ Real Estate Team
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2020
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths has expanded its award-winning real estate team with the appointment of Simon Foster as a partner. Simon previously worked at Laytons Solicitors for the entire 13 years of his career and established his name by building a property litigation practice from the ground up. He is recommended in both The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners...

Shoosmiths Ushers in the New Year with Key Partner and Associate Appointments in Scotland
Shoosmiths LLP, January 2020
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has further underlined its strategic intent in the Scottish market with the New Year appointment of two highly experienced new partners and two associates across its Edinburgh and Glasgow locations. Kim Pattullo has joined Shoosmiths’ as partner and head of its employment team in Edinburgh...

Shoosmiths Advises Mount Property Group on £12 Million Development Finance for Student Living Scheme
Shoosmiths LLP, December 2019
England

Long-standing Shoosmiths client Mount Property Group has secured £12m development finance to fund a 574-bed student living scheme in Liverpool. The £12m will fund the scheme’s completion in September 2020. The 16 and 10-storey project is being constructed by Mount Construction and management contractor Barton Group Services...

Shoosmiths Client YFM Leads £4.5m Series A Fundraising at Panintelligence
Shoosmiths LLP, December 2019
England

Data visualisation, reporting and analytics software developer Panintelligence has secured backing from YFM Equity Partners and Comhar Capital in a Series A fundraising, with legal advice from the Shoosmiths corporate team...

Leading Speech Recognition Technology Company Eyes Global Expansion Following a Series A Investment Round.
Shoosmiths LLP, October 2019
England

Shoosmiths’ corporate team has advised speech recognition technology expert, Speechmatics, on a £6.35 million Series A funding round, which will be used to grow the firm globally...

Shoosmiths Recognised in Top Tier Rankings in The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners
Shoosmiths LLP, October 2019
England

Shoosmiths CEO Simon Boss says a commitment to clients, a cutting edge approach and delivering collaborative solutions are key to the firm’s results in this year’s leading legal directories results. In The Legal 500, Shoosmiths has been recommended as a top tier firm across an impressive 25 practice areas with 29 practice areas moving up a tier...

‘Hygge HQ’: Shoosmiths Solent Celebrates its First Anniversary at a New Location
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2019
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating its first anniversary of its new Solent office, and there is a feeling of growing momentum as the region experiences continued and improved growth including in its infrastructure...

Shoosmiths Celebrates 10 Years of Free Training for In House Lawyers
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2019
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths is marking ten years since the launch of its highly successful regional series of free training events, designed for local employers’ in house legal (IHL) teams...

Shoosmiths Nottingham Office Celebrates 35th Anniversary in City and Plots Further Growth
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2019
England

Shoosmiths is celebrating its 35th year in Nottingham by setting out its ambitious new strategy to take the office to even greater success...

Shoosmiths advises NVM on its investment in footwear label Duke & Dexter
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2019
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised NVM Private Equity (NVM) on its recent investment of £2 million into Duke & Dexter (D&D), an award winning men’s footwear label. Launched in 2014, D&D offers a range of high quality shoes, all manufactured by hand in the UK and has developed into a leading premium men’s shoe brand...

Shoosmiths extends Scottish footprint with opening of Glasgow hub
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2019
England

National law firm Shoosmiths has confirmed the opening of a Glasgow hub, building on the success of its Edinburgh office and further extending Shoosmiths’ operational footprint in Scotland. Barry McKeown, who recently joined Shoosmiths growing real estate team as a partner, is responsible for further developing the firm’s presence in the west of Scotland...

Shoosmiths appointed to inaugural WeWork EMEA legal panel
Shoosmiths LLP, September 2019
England

Shoosmiths will work closely with WeWork, a global space, community and service company and will focus, in particular, in providing legal advice in the following key areas in the UK and Ireland, Employment; Commercial; Corporate; and Health & Safety and Environmental. WeWork is present in 111 cities and 29 countries with over 527,000 members globally and 40% of these being enterprise clients...

Shoosmiths Hires Leading Planning Partner
Shoosmiths LLP, August 2019
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths has recruited a leading planning and development partner to boost its real estate team...

Shoosmiths financial results 2018-2019
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2019
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths today announced another year of strong financial results for 2018/19, with revenue up 7 per cent year-on-year to £137.6 million and net profit up 6 per cent to £37.9 million...

Shoosmiths lawyer appointed president of Northamptonshire Law Society
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2019
England

Sharine Burgess, a senior associate with UK law firm Shoosmiths and a society member for 16 years, has become president of Northamptonshire Law Society. Sharine specialises in representing claimants who have suffered serious injury and illness. She succeeds Oliver Spicer, also of Shoosmiths – which was founded in Northampton in 1845 - as president...

Shoosmiths real estate team advises South Somerset District Council on £7 million acquisition
Shoosmiths LLP, July 2019
England

The award-winning real estate team at UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised South Somerset District Council on its purchase of Unit D1, Christchurch Business Park for more than £7 million. South Somerset District Council serves a large, rural area of 370 square miles, with borders ranging from Devon, Wiltshire and Dorset to the Somerset Levels...

Shoosmiths named as the National Firm of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2019
Shoosmiths LLP, June 2019
England

UK law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating after winning the award for the National Firm of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2019 held last night. Chairman Peter Duff and CEO Simon Boss accepted the award on behalf of Shoosmiths at a glittering ceremony that took place at Grosvenor House Hotel in London, hosted by Sandi Toksvig, TV personality and writer...

Shoosmiths advises August Equity on the sale of assisted living provider to Elysian Capital
Shoosmiths LLP, June 2019
England

The corporate team at UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised August Equity LLP on its sale of supported living specialist Aspirations group to Elysian Capital II LP. Aspirations is a specialist provider of supported living services for adults with learning disabilities and complex needs, with revenue of over £22 million to March 2019...

 

 


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