With over 40 lawyers, our commercial team has one of the largest teams in the UK legal market dedicated to the commercial contract requirements of businesses. In the past few years alone, our commercial lawyers have advised clients on strategic large scale outsourcing arrangements with a combined deal value in excess of £3 billion.
So, what's attracted these people, many of whom have come from leading City and national law firms? We think it's a combination of our reputation for acting for top rate clients on business critical transactions, for being a forward-thinking, collegiate and dynamic team and for being good people to work with.
We work hard tailoring our services specifically to meet the needs of our clients - indeed, our strategy is to be the legal advisers of choice and this is reflected by Chambers Magazine who recently ranked Shoosmiths as a top 10 law firm for commercial law by reference to the number of FTSE 100 clients we act for. Our ever increasing client list features some of the largest businesses in the UK. ARAMARK, British American Tobacco, Volkswagen Group, WH Smith, Marstons, Thomas Cook and BP to name a few, all benefit from our practical and commercial approach to the law and the best possible client service.
Shoosmiths is particularly good at internal collaboration, team-work and developing our lawyers. The commercial team have an award winning developing lawyer training programme, so that all our lawyers, whatever stage they are at, are able to learn and develop in the ways they want to. We also have dedicated professional support lawyers who co-ordinate our knowledge management system and help us do our job as effectively as possible. We work with and are supported by other teams, who help us with other specialist aspects of our transactions including competition, intellectual property and employment law.
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