Looking At The Firm: Shoosmiths

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Looking At The Firm: Shoosmiths

Shoosmiths is a top 40, full-service national commercial law firm with 14 offices across the UK.

They offer full service in commercial law, with expertise including Commerce, Corporate, Employment, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Banking, Planning and Dispute Resolution. Shoosmiths, advises retailers in many disciplines, including real estate development, financing, leasing, portfolio management, and the acquisition and sale of real estate. The firm is ranked among the top 10 UK real estate companies in The Lawyers Global Real Estate 50.

Further mentions in the Legal 500 and a band 1 ranking in the Chambers & Partners directory showcase their strength. The acknowledgment is enforced by Shoosmiths' commitment to expanding its real estate finance practice to meet growing client demand, with the appointment of construction lawyer Ryan Fordham as Partner.

Led by those who have been promoted from within the ranks and, increasingly, partners from city law firms. Shoosmiths work with individuals and companies investing in the UK, as well as UK clients operating in global markets (the latter through their membership in the World Services Group, an international network of professional services firms).

While Shoosmiths LLP's dynamic office network is centred in the UK,

In terms of regional corporate firms, very few other companies share the

client base of Shoosmiths LLP. Even fewer, if any, engage in high-level litigation, which is why some of the world's largest companies turn to Shoosmiths for legal business support.

Shoosmiths’s aim to deliver a solution-driven approach by taking the time to truly understand their clients' goals and the factors behind client strategy and transactions. Shoosmiths expects their lawyers to be naturally curious and enthusiastic about both law and business. Clients note the willingness of Shoosmiths attorneys to listen and understand the business objectives of their idea before offering clear and strategic advice.

The culture of the firm is very open, this is clearly evident from the level of insight provided through the firm’s various social media channels. Moreover, it has been noted that there is a lack of a hierarchical structure, which is helped by the openness of various departments.

Shoosmiths LLP pioneered an innovative risk-reward salary structure, becoming the first law firm in the UK to publish data on the gender pay gap.

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