Keyword search Enter keyword Select practice area Select practice area Commercial contracts Banking and finance Construction and engineering Conveyancing Corporate Data protection Debt recovery Employment EU and competition law Family law Insurance Intellectual property Litigation and disputes Pensions Planning Private wealth Property litigation Real estate Regulatory and compliance Restructuring and insolvency Tax Technology Clear [x] Shoosmiths' innovation, projects and commitment to clients recognised at Estates Gazette Awards20-09-2018National law firm Shoosmiths is delighted to have won 'Legal Team of the Year' at the Estate Gazette Awards, a prestigious ceremony recognising the real estate market's best, last night. Shoosmiths advises Orbis on management buy-out18-09-2018Shoosmiths has advised the management team of facilities management company Orbis Protect on its buyout (MBO) backed by private equity firm NorthEdge Capital.Shoosmiths advises equity firm on its investment into major software business for legal industry10-09-2018National law firm Shoosmiths has advised NVM Private Equity (NVM) on its £3.1m investment into Clarilis Limited, a provider of automated solutions software for the legal industry.Shoosmiths advises on deal which creates one of UK's biggest managed IT providers23-08-2018Shoosmiths has advised on the sale of specialist IT-provider Taylor Made Computer Solutions (TMCS) to Peach Technologies, creating one of the UK's biggest IT managed providers as a result.Shoosmiths Manchester advises on £10.5m international deal for digital payment solutions innovator ClearPay23-08-2018The corporate team at the Manchester office of leading national law firm Shoosmiths has advised on the strategic acquisition of an innovative digital payments solutions provider based in the North West.Shoosmiths advises Nurton Developments throughout life-cycle and sale of iconic Birmingham buildings23-08-2018National law firm Shoosmiths has advised long-standing clients, Nurton Developments Limited (Nurton), on the £95m sale of its landmark asset management project, 2 Colmore Square and Cannon House. Shoosmiths advises Hallam Land Management on housing development site in Leeds23-08-2018National law firm Shoosmiths has advised its long-term client Hallam Land Management on the multi-million pound sale of land which will be used to build around 100 homes in Leeds, together with a new primary school and associated infrastructure.Shoosmiths advises Office Outlet on Company Voluntary Arrangement21-08-2018National law firm Shoosmiths has advised leading stationary chain Office Outlet on its Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA), which has been announced today.Shoosmiths advises video game developer Firesprite on exclusive PlayStation VR deal for The Persistence16-08-2018The Intellectual Property & Creative Industries team at Shoosmiths has advised leading video game development studio Firesprite Ltd on an exclusive license and distribution agreement with global interactive entertainment giant Sony. Shoosmiths Manchester advises Allied London on milestone pre-let to popular travel website15-08-2018The real estate team at the Manchester office of leading national law firm Shoosmiths has advised Allied London on one of the biggest office pre-lets in the city in almost 20 years.Shoosmiths Manchester marks year of growth with nine hires13-08-2018The Manchester office of leading national law firm, Shoosmiths has reported strong growth for its conveyancing team against challenging market conditions.Northern hub ambition bears fruit as Shoosmiths' Leeds office gets two nods at Yorkshire Legal Awards06-08-2018Less than two years since taking up offices in the city, Shoosmiths' Leeds office has twice been shortlisted at this year's Yorkshire Legal Awards.Shoosmiths advises holiday park developer Coppergreen on two major hotel and leisure sites01-08-2018The corporate team from national law firm Shoosmiths has advised its client Coppergreen, a major UK holiday park developer, on the purchase of two new properties - an existing park in Lincolnshire and a brand-new development in Nottinghamshire.Shoosmiths' national plot sales offering strengthened in Manchester with new team25-07-2018Shoosmiths further strengthened its national plot sales offering by appointing a new plot sales team based in the Manchester office, which will offer a seamless end-to-end service to residential developers in the region.Supreme Court rules in Owens v Owens 'no fault' marriage25-07-2018The Supreme Court has today ruled against Mrs Owens in the case of Owens v Owens. The court upheld previous decisions by the original trial judge and the Court of Appeal that Mrs Owens must remain married to her husband until 2020.Shoosmiths makes waves by advising on the sale of Radio Forth's home24-07-2018National law firm Shoosmiths has advised client Svenska Handelsbanken AB (Handelsbanken), a leading Swedish bank, on its multi-million loan to Thistle Property Group to acquire office buildings Forth House and Playfair House.Shoosmiths become corporate partners of the Institute of Legacy Management18-07-2018National law firm Shoosmiths has become the newest corporate partner of the Institute of Legacy Management (ILM).Shoosmiths adds partner with extensive residential development and commercial property skills to growing team 12-07-2018National law firm Shoosmiths LLP has strengthened its real estate offering by appointing commercial property and residential development specialist, Paul Murray, as partnerShoosmiths advises on investment deal to take Midlands firm to multi-million pound heights05-07-2018National law firm Shoosmiths has advised management of West Midlands-based PP Control and Automation, the UK's leading provider of strategic manufacturing outsourcing solutions, on a major new investment.Shoosmiths advises international education provider on strategic UK acquisition03-07-2018The Manchester office of Shoosmiths, the leading national law firm, has advised on a major strategic acquisition and share placing for long-standing international client Malvern International.New Head of Office for Shoosmiths Leeds27-06-2018Leading commercial litigation lawyer, Matthew Howarth has been announced as the new head of office for Shoosmiths Leeds, taking up the reins from Paul Stokey who has been appointed to lead the firm's national employment team.Shoosmiths advises SIG plc on £29.7 million sale of construction fixings distributor26-06-2018National law firm Shoosmiths has advised SIG plc, a leading European supplier of specialist building products, on the sale of VJ Technology (VJT).Shoosmiths hosts prestigious annual event for sporting directors from across Europe21-06-2018Shoosmiths' new Elite Advisory team has hosted a high profile event for Sporting Directors from more than 20 top football clubs from across Europe, where key issues such as the impact of Brexit on how they can sign new players, were discussed.Client Demand Leads to Construction Team Expansion for Shoosmiths Manchester20-06-2018The Manchester office of national law firm, Shoosmiths is growing its construction team, with the appointment of five legal advisors, all previously with Weightmans.Shoosmiths real estate team advises on deal to bring hundreds of much needed homes to the West Midlands19-06-2018National law firm Shoosmiths has advised its client Kier Living on the first-stage of its multi-million pound project to deliver homes across Birmingham and the West Midlands.Shoosmiths advises on multi-million Tower Hamlets development14-06-2018National law firm Shoosmiths has advised property development specialist DCP Limited on its multi-million pound refinancing for a site in Tower Hamlets, London.Shoosmiths' Banking team boosts project finance capability with strategic partner hire11-06-2018National law firm Shoosmiths LLP has strengthened its Banking & Finance team with the appointment as a partner of project and real estate finance heavyweight, Nick Iliff.Shoosmiths recognised as a beacon for young talent11-06-2018Evidencing its reputation as an enlightened and forward-looking employer, Shoosmiths was commended last Thursday at an event celebrating the opportunities offered to young people leaving school and going directly into work rather than university.Shoosmiths advises leading training and apprenticeship provider on £6m investment and acquisition11-06-2018National law firm Shoosmiths has advised UK-wide apprenticeship and training provider Progress to Excellence Group Limited on a £6m investment from Praesidian Capital Management Europe LLC.Shoosmiths advises on major Emoov merger and multi-million pound funding05-06-2018National law firm Shoosmiths has advised online estate agent Emoov on its merger with Tepilo, fellow online estate agent founded by TV presenter, Sarah Beeny - creating the UK's second-largest digital estate agency in the process.Law firm launches elite advisory for sports and entertainment stars05-06-2018Shoosmiths has launched a new private client advisory service to manage the affairs of professionals and entrepreneurs in sport, media and entertainment.Shoosmiths Manchester wins prestigious award for fit-out of XYZ31-05-2018The Manchester office of national law firm, Shoosmiths has been recognised as one of the best workplaces in the North of England at the annual British Council for Offices (BCO) regional property sector awardsShoosmiths advises leading logistics company through real estate aspects of joint venture29-05-2018National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the Warrens Group - the UK market leader in baked goods logistics - on all real estate aspects relating to a joint venture with Culina Group.Shoosmiths acts on major first for investment company BGF23-05-2018National law firm Shoosmiths has advised on the first merger of two BGF-backed businesses, in a deal which also saw the company invest £5.5 million.Four settle phone hacking claims against MGN Limited03-05-2018National law firm Shoosmiths is presently acting for a significant number of clients in respect of misuse of private information relating to voicemail interception claims.Shoosmiths announces new partners and legal directors in latest promotions round01-05-2018National law firm Shoosmiths has announced eight new partners and legal directors in the firm's May promotions round.Shoosmiths wraps up LDC's investment into giftware company30-04-2018Shoosmiths has advised private equity investor LDC on its £13 million minority investment into Paladone, one of the UK's market leading designers and suppliers of giftware products, to assist in the acceleration of its international growth.Shoosmiths' family team show some TLC for charity ball30-04-2018Shoosmiths' family team in Manchester is proud to be sponsoring the anniversary ball of a city charity set which now supports 13,500 people across the region.Award winning Shoosmiths embraces Spring with drinks event27-04-2018Last night (Thursday 26 April) saw the Edinburgh office of Shoosmiths welcome over 100 clients and industry insiders when partners and senior associates across all practice areas hosted its second successful Spring Drinks event.Shoosmiths advises on investment into faster broadband for London homes26-04-2018National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Amber Infrastructure Group, manager of the National Digital Infrastructure Fund (NDIF), on the fund leading a £25 million investment into full-fibre internet service provider, Community Fibre.Shoosmiths wins big at prestigious Legal Business Awards19-04-2018National law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating after being named National/Regional Law Firm of the Year at last night's Legal Business Awards.New head of office sets out vision for Shoosmiths' Solent office19-04-2018National law firm Shoosmiths' well-established Solent office is to enter a new era with the recent appointment of a new head of office who has ambitious designs on growth.Historic building 42 The Calls to get new lease of life with new investment17-04-2018National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Leeds entrepreneur Simon Pollard on the multi-million pound acquisition of boutique Leeds hotel, 42 The Calls.Shoosmiths advises on investment into online catering company16-04-2018National law firm Shoosmiths has advised long standing clients Octopus Investments on its multi-million pound funding into office catering company City Pantry.Shoosmiths advises on sale of country's largest traffic management company10-04-2018National law firm Shoosmiths has advised on the sale of Chevron Traffic Management (Holdings) Limited (Chevron Traffic Management) to European private equity firm, Triton.Market demand fuels IP & Creative Industries team growth at Shoosmiths Manchester10-04-2018The Intellectual Property & Creative Industries team at Shoosmiths Manchester is on track for a record year, thanks in part to unprecedented demand from the region's thriving creative and digital sector. Shoosmiths interactive entertainment specialists at industry conference in San Francisco28-03-2018National law firm Shoosmiths has joined some of the biggest names in the global games community at a major conference in San Francisco. Shoosmiths advises software company on $20m Silicon Valley fundraise22-03-2018The corporate team at national law firm Shoosmiths has advised Matillion, a fast-growing provider of disruptive cloud-based integration software, in a Series B fundraise of $20m.Shoosmiths advises on investment into leading automotive software solutions firm21-03-2018National law firm Shoosmiths has advised on mid-market investor Tenzing's multi-million pound investment into the leading global provider of software solutions for the automotive industry, CitNOW.Shoosmiths advises CDC Group on its investment into Bangladesh manufacturing company19-03-2018National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the UK's development finance institution CDC Group on its $15 million investment into RFL Electronics Ltd, which will grow the Bangladeshi company's manufacturing capacity.Shoosmiths wins big at awards recognising women in credit industry19-03-2018National law firm Shoosmiths has scooped two accolades at a national awards ceremony aimed at celebrating the role of women in the credit industry.Shoosmiths Spreads its Wings at Platform14-03-2018The Leeds office of Shoosmiths has marked its move into brand new workspace at the Platform building by announcing it will take up an additional circa 5,000 sq ft at the landmark development, on top of the full floor it is already occupying.Shoosmiths advises Dalus Capital on its investment into Latin America's largest Google Cloud partner14-03-2018National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Mexican venture capital fund Dalus Capital on its investment into the largest Google Cloud partner in Latin America. Dealmaker to join Shoosmiths' Midlands corporate team12-03-2018National law firm Shoosmiths has boosted its Midlands corporate team with the appointment of experienced deal-maker Maurice Dwyer.Shoosmiths appointed to advise on landmark £160m development in Leeds09-03-2018National law firm Shoosmiths acted as legal advisor to the developers of a landmark £160m skyscraper earmarked for a site in Leeds. Shoosmiths shortlisted for 'Law Firm of the Year' at prestigious Music Week Awards06-03-2018The Creative Industries team at leading national law firm, Shoosmiths in Manchester have been nominated for 'Law Firm of the Year' at the prestigious Music Week Awards.Shoosmiths advises Octopus Ventures on its investment into friend finding app for new mothers 28-02-2018National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Octopus Ventures on its £2 million investment into a social network that helps new mothers form friendships. Shoosmiths property expert completes illustrious panel for Question Time event 20-02-2018Commercial property expert, and head of national law firm Shoosmiths' Birmingham office, Jason Jackson will join fellow industry experts to discuss how the second city can continue to drive forward its economy as a part of the Midlands Engine. Shoosmiths named Legal Team of the Year at CICM awards15-02-2018National law firm Shoosmiths has scooped the award for Legal Team of the Year at this year's CICM (Chartered Institute of Credit Management) British Credit Awards.Senior appointment further strengthens trusts and probate expertise15-02-2018National law firm Shoosmiths continues to expand its expertise in contentious trusts and probate with the recruitment of Angela Bowman, who will be based at the firm's Thames Valley office.Strong start to 2018 for Shoosmiths corporate team in Leeds14-02-2018The corporate team at Shoosmiths Leeds is set for a strong first year after advising clients on transactions with an aggregate value of more than £600m during its first eight months in operation.Shoosmiths advises on Salford Red Devils takeover09-02-2018The sports team at leading national law firm Shoosmiths has advised on a historic takeover at top flight rugby league club Salford Red Devils by a consortium of supporters.Linklaters and Shoosmiths collaborate on London portfolio deal for Brunswick 02-02-2018Linklaters LLP and Shoosmiths LLP both acted for the UK arm of Nordic Investment Firm Brunswick Real Estate on its first acquisition in its Greater London focused strategy - a mixed use portfolio of properties in London and the South East.Shoosmiths Manchester named Law Firm of the Year29-01-2018Leading national law firm, Shoosmiths, has been named Law Firm of the Year 2018 at the North West Residential Property Awards in Manchester. Hotel conversions viable in the current market, conference hears25-01-2018Experts from the world of hotel conversions gathered in London today (Thursday) to talk about the challenges and opportunities facing the sector in the coming months and years.Challenges and opportunities ahead for hotel conversion businesses, industry event to hear24-01-2018There are serious challenges ahead to finding suitable properties to convert into much-needed hotels, Ed John, a real estate partner in Shoosmiths' hotel practice, will tell industry experts at an event hosted by Colliers International in London tomorrow.Appointment strengthens trusts and probate expertise12-01-2018National law firm Shoosmiths continues to expand its expertise in contentious trusts and probate with the recruitment of Tara McInnes, who will be based at the firm's Thames Valley office.Shoosmiths advises on management buy-out of renowned £70m-a-year services group09-01-2018National law firm Shoosmiths has advised on the management buy-out (MBO) of The Quarr Group, a leading provider of building maintenance and construction, contract cleaning and contract catering. Shoosmiths proudly supports Ethical Reading initiative12-12-2017National law firm Shoosmiths is an official partner of the new Ethical Reading social enterprise initiative, which has its formal launch on 24th January 2018.Shoosmiths crowned Regional Real Estate Firm of the Year by Legal 500 201807-12-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has been named Regional Real Estate Firm of the Year by the Legal 500 2018 for its market leading team in the North West. Shoosmiths helps leading automotive innovator step up a gear with MBO06-12-2017A TEAM led by Manchester-based corporate partner Tim Jackson-Smith has advised on a major private equity investment deal at one of the UK's leading automotive technology firms.Shoosmiths advises ComponentSource on relocation to new Reading premises04-12-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised leading software component provider ComponentSource Limited on its move to new premises in Reading. Awards success for Shoosmiths' Asset Finance team01-12-2017National law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating after being named 'Asset Finance Legal Provider of the Year' at the European Leasing Life Awards last night.Shoosmiths Leeds sets sights on 2018 after successful first year29-11-2017The Leeds office of national law firm Shoosmiths is set for a successful 2018 after growing its team from seven to more than 60 in its first year of business.Shoosmiths expert on DfT's Strategic Vision for Rail29-11-2017Shoosmiths transport and infrastructure corporate partner Martin Fleetwood analyses the details in today's rail strategy announcement by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.Shoosmiths advises on multi-million dollar investment into innovative food waste tech start-up28-11-2017A cutting-edge food waste tech start-up has raised $7.4m to boost its international expansion, in an investment deal advised on by national law firm Shoosmiths.Shoosmiths' legal experts comment on government's Industrial Strategy27-11-2017Following today's announcement on the government's plans to boost waning productivity through a series of steps outlined in the UK's Industrial Strategy, our lawyers offer up their thoughts on its main points:Budget 2017 - lawyers' reactions to announcements on Stamp Duty, digital infrastructure and more.22-11-2017The chancellor told us to expect a budget of "change, challenges and opportunities" and so a raft of measures and pledges - from greater investment in digital infrastructure to the abolition of stamp duty for most first time buyers have been announced.Budget 2017 - Our wish list on AI, planning, venture capital changes and more21-11-2017From the introduction of low-pollution transport systems to the adoption of artificial intelligence, and changes to who qualifies for venture capital allowances, law firm Shoosmiths has revealed its hopes and expectations for tomorrow's Autumn Budget.Big-hitting sports rights expert joins Shoosmiths16-11-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has strengthened its multi-disciplinary sports team with the appointment of experienced media rights expert David Murray as a consultant.Record quarter for Shoosmiths Manchester Corporate Team14-11-2017The corporate team at Shoosmiths Manchester is on track for a record year, having advised on deals worth more than £300m in the last month alone.EIS Association guide helps investors get 'under the bonnet' of Enterprise Investment Scheme30-10-2017A guide explaining how the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) works and its many benefits to investors and the small companies it funds has been created by the EIS Association (EISA).Shoosmiths advise Frontier Estates as it breaks new ground with £71m multi-site forward sale deal25-10-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised development client Frontier Estates Limited on the first of what could be a number of multi-million pound property deals to ensure the development of a number of much-needed care homes.Shoosmiths advises YFM Equity Partners on 4net investment20-10-2017The Northern corporate team at national law firm Shoosmiths advised private equity investor YFM Equity Partners on its investment in business telecoms company 4net Technologies Ltd.Shoosmiths advises on renowned laser company buyout20-10-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised on the sale and employee buy-out of Photonic Solutions, a supplier of world-leading laser and photonic equipment.Hotel industry does not fully understand cyber risks, expert panel hears17-10-2017The hotel industry needs to do more to protect itself from the threat of cyber attacks and IT failures, national law firm Shoosmiths is warning.Shoosmiths supports leading event for UK's private investors, IFAs and wealth managers17-10-2017VCT and EIS experts at national law firm Shoosmiths are to impart their knowledge at the UK's 'must attend' event for private investors, IFAs and wealth managers interested in tax-efficient investing, next month.Shoosmiths proud of firm-wide recognition in this year's Legal 50013-10-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has achieved top tier rankings in 31 practice areas in this year's The Legal 500 directory, with a further 66 practice areas recommended.Shoosmiths rises to second law firm in national Service Performance and Value Index (PVI)09-10-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has been ranked second overall for performance and value in the latest Nisus Consulting 'Brand Promises and Service Realities' legal market report.Shoosmiths advises Northern Irish coffee chain on £2m investment to launch in Scotland06-10-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised coffee chain Bob & Berts on £2m funding from the BGF to venture into the Scottish market. Shoosmiths signs up new Birmingham corporate partner05-10-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has boosted its Birmingham-based corporate team with the hire of Paul Batchelor from PwC Legal where he established and grew its Midlands legal business.Shoosmiths advises on investment into revolutionary AI cashflow management firm02-10-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised long-standing client Octopus Ventures on its investment into Fluidly, a FinTech startup set to transform cashflow management for SMEs.Shoosmiths advises NVM Private Equity on investment into e-commerce technology provider28-09-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised NVM Private Equity (NVM) on its investment into Volo Commerce, a provider of multi-channel e-commerce technology to support online merchants and brands selling through market places such as Amazon and eBay.Shoosmiths' advises men's shaving supplier Cornerstone on its latest investment round27-09-2017Rapidly-growing men's online grooming business Cornerstone has received a further £3.5m investment, led by Calculus Capital. Shoosmiths Manchester Raises Nearly £80,000 for Charity Foundation22-09-2017The Manchester office of national law firm, Shoosmiths has raised more than £77,000 for the Tim Bacon Foundation, after taking over one of the city's leading restaurants in a first-of-its-kind charity event.First pensions hire for Shoosmiths' Birmingham office20-09-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has hired its first pensions partner in Birmingham to boost its national team.Shoosmiths announces associate promotions19-09-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has made up eight new associates from six offices across the firm in its September promotions round.Shoosmiths' high profile real estate team adds two08-09-2017The Thames Valley real estate team at national law firm Shoosmiths has expanded with the recruitment of two new lawyers.Shoosmiths launches MK family offering with another lateral partner hire07-09-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed leading family partner Caroline Watson to head up a new family team in their Milton Keynes office.Business figures come together to celebrate and discuss Scotland's prosperous future06-09-2017Business leaders from across Scotland gathered at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Edinburgh on 5 September to attend the Growing Scotland Business Dinner, co-hosted by Shoosmiths, Santander and KPMG.Shoosmiths supports Bruntwood on successful tech hub funding bid for Leeds30-08-2017National law firm Shoosmiths was a project partner in Bruntwood's successful consortium bid for funding to launch a tech hub in Leeds, delivering a major boost to the city.Shoosmiths exhibits venture capital credentials through strategic partnership29-08-2017Shoosmiths LLP has invested in a strategic partnership with Vitesse Media PLC and GP Bullhound, acting as a judge and sponsor at upcoming key venture capital industry event, the Investor Allstars awards. Seasoned litigation partner joins Shoosmiths' growing team24-08-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed international litigation partner Susannah Wakefield to its insurance practice in London. Susie joins from Taylor Wessing in London where she was partner and head of the insurance practice.Multi-million pound land sale will lead to major housing development, following Shoosmiths legal advice23-08-2017Shoosmiths has advised Hallam Land Management Limited on the sale of two strategic sites to BDW Trading Limited for a combined value of £46m. Shoosmiths advises on investment round for pioneering screen time limiting application 03-08-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised screenlimit Limited, developers of the screen-time limiting application, on its recent angel investment round. Shoosmiths guides national governing body through new Sport England regulations28-07-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the executive board of British Powerlifting through the first phase of their national governing body organisational audit with the adoption of key constitutional documents at the national governing body's AGM.Shoosmiths advises on sale of iconic Birmingham hotel27-07-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Hotel La Tour Limited on its sale of the entire share capital of Hotel La Tour Birmingham Limited (which operates Hotel La Tour in Birmingham) to Dalata UK Ltd (part of Dalata Hotel Group Plc). Shoosmiths advises Sancus on £12m funding into Scotland's innovative Heartlands development24-07-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Sancus (Gibraltar) Limited, part of the alternative financing group Sancus, on its £12m funding package to Green Town (Heartlands) Ltd, part of the WElink Group for the high profile Heartlands development.Shoosmiths voted 'Best Employer' for 13th consecutive year24-07-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has been hailed as a Legal Week 'Best Employer' by Legal Week, for the 13th consecutive year. Shoosmiths advises on sale of global data and intelligence provider to produce world's first combined service20-07-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Spence Johnson on its sale to world leading fintech company, Broadridge, in a deal that sees the creation of a unique single industry data source. Shoosmiths' sports law experts appointed to serve on Governing Bodies19-07-2017Sports lawyers at national law firm Shoosmiths, Caroline Brennan, Mike Patterson and John Shea, take up key roles for national governing bodies in the sports sector. Shoosmiths advises on entire life-cycle of award-winning London mixed-use scheme18-07-2017Real estate experts from national law firm Shoosmiths have advised Citygrove Securities PLC and its subsidiary Albemarle Developments Limited throughout the lifecycle of re-developing The Old Dairy, an award-winning mixed use scheme in South Ruislip.Shoosmiths advises on £3m investment into education tech platform13-07-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised NVM Private Equity LLP on a £3m venture capital investment into Knowledgemotion, creators of Boclips, a leading video clips platform for the education sector. Top real estate PSL acts as consultant editor for a new edition of a key property law title05-07-2017Peter Williams, head of the real estate professional support lawyer (PSL) team at national law firm Shoosmiths, has acted as consultant editor on the updated Volume 87 of Halsbury's Laws of England, which is set for publication at the end of June.Shoosmiths advises easyHotel on its expansion into Oxford03-07-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised easyHotel UK Limited on an agreement for lease to take a 25-year lease of a new build Hotel in Oxford, the first such lease for the hotel chain. Shoosmiths growth continues apace with heavyweight partner hire30-06-2017National law firm Shoosmiths is continuing its expansion drive with the appointment of leading commercial litigator Matthew Howarth as partner to head up the commercial litigation practice in Leeds.Shoosmiths partners with the FSPA to advise on Brexit22-06-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has teamed up with the Federation of Sports and Play Associations (FSPA) to provide crucial guidance throughout the UK's Brexit negotiations.Legal experts comment on Queen's Speech 201721-06-2017Today's Queen's Speech comes in the wake of the general election which failed to deliver a majority government, adding to an already uncertain political and economic climate. Shoosmiths advises Roomzzz on first aparthotel in Scotland15-06-2017PROPERTY lawyers at national law firm Shoosmiths have advised luxury aparthotel brand, Roomzzz, on their expansion into Scotland with a brand-new aparthotel confirmed within the £1bn Edinburgh St James development, scheduled to open in 2021.Shoosmiths advises LDC on £11m investment into leading global medical communications group15-06-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised LDC, the UK's leading mid-market private equity investor, on its latest investment into Lucid Group Communications, a global specialist provider of strategic medical communications to pharmaceutical companies.Thames Valley business leaders swarm to annual dinner on election night14-06-2017The event hosted by NatWest, KPMG and Shoosmiths was the 8th annual Thames Valley Business Leader's Dinner at Reading Hilton Hotel.Shoosmiths takes the title again at Credit Strategy Car Finance Awards12-06-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has been crowned Law Firm of the Year for the second consecutive year at the Credit Strategy Car Finance Awards.Shoosmiths' service to HNW individuals celebrated in prestigious family law listing12-06-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has been recognised in PAM Insight's '2017 eprivateclient Top Family Law Firms' listing, highlighting its reputation as a go-to firm for high net worth individuals and those with complex cases needing specialist expertise.Shoosmiths advises on the sale of NVM portfolio company, Kirton Healthcare07-06-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised NVM private equity backed Kirton group on the disposal of its specialist seating division by way of sale of the entire issued share capital of The Kirton Healthcare Group Limited to Direct Healthcare Group. Shoosmiths advises P D Neurotechnology on 1.34m (EUR) investment 06-06-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised P D Neurotechnology (PDN) on its 1.34m (EUR) funding for the development of its ground breaking wearable medical technology. Shoosmiths Manchester welcomes former CEO of AIM listed company to corporate team22-05-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has strengthened its Manchester corporate team with the strategic hire of highly experienced and entrepreneurial partner Tim Jackson-Smith.Shoosmiths advises shareholders of TSC Inspection Systems on its acquisition by Eddyfi Technologies18-05-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the shareholders of TSC Inspection Systems, which include long standing client Octopus Investments, on the company's acquisition by market-leading Eddyfi Technologies.Shoosmiths advises SecurEnvoy Limited on multimillion pound reverse takeover11-05-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the founders of SecurEnvoy Limited on the sale and reverse takeover into AIM listed Shearwater Group PLC.Shoosmiths caps off stand-out year with shortlistings at The Lawyer Awards 201710-05-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has been shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year and Real Estate Team of the Year in The Lawyer Awards 2017.Shoosmiths welcomes Jonathan Naylor as new Thames Valley head of office 10-05-2017National law firm Shoosmiths is welcoming a new office head at the Thames Valley office as former head and real estate partner Andrew Farmery steps down to relocate to Shoosmiths' London office.Shoosmiths appoints three new partners to launch Leeds commercial group in ambition to be best in the UK09-05-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed a trio of leading Commercial lawyers into its Leeds office, signalling the establishment of a pre-eminent Commercial Group in the region and furthering the firm's presence in the city.Shoosmiths announces new partners in May promotions round02-05-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has announced six new partners in the firm's May promotions.Shoosmiths further expands national family offering with Leeds partner hire26-04-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed Peter Morris to head up the Leeds family team having launched in the city in December 2016.Conveyancing, banking and real estate boost for Shoosmiths24-04-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has announced the launch of a conveyancing team in Manchester, along with senior appointments to its Northern banking and real estate teams as a result of growing client demand.Leaving the EU - Shoosmiths chairman's statement in full29-03-2017Peter Duff, chairman at Shoosmiths, comments on the triggering of Article 50London partner to boost Shoosmiths' national venture capital practice28-03-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has expanded its Venture Capital (VC) offering with the appointment of corporate partner Steve Barnett to its London office, from international law firm Orrick.Shoosmiths advises Kingdom Housing Association on £8m social housing regeneration project in Fife21-03-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Kingdom Housing Association Limited on the purchase of a development site from Fife Council that will be used to supply much needed affordable homes to the area.Shoosmiths advises London & Regional Properties on further Holiday Inn Express acquisition21-03-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised global property investment company London & Regional Properties on its acquisition of the Holiday Inn Express business and property in Portsmouth. Shoosmiths' apprenticeships praised with Civil Court Users Association's (CCUA) Award recognition20-03-2017Shoosmiths' investment in apprenticeship schemes has been highlighted by apprentice Kayleigh Brooks being recognised for her outstanding progress at the 2017 CCUA Awards.Shoosmiths scores a hat-trick with third Motor Finance Awards title17-03-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has been named Legal Provider of the Year for the third consecutive year at the Motor Finance Europe Awards 2017.Shoosmiths advises McKay Securities on two key deals worth over £9m14-03-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Real Estate Investment Trust ('REIT'), McKay Securities PLC on two key multi-million pound deals at its Farnborough and Redhill sites.Spring Budget 2017 - Shoosmiths' experts comment08-03-2017Today marked the last Spring Budget and Philip Hammond's first Budget as chancellor.Shoosmiths hailed Law Firm of the Year at Manchester Legal Awards03-03-2017Shoosmiths' prominent position in the Manchester market has been recognised with a major win at the 2017 Manchester Legal Awards.Shoosmiths advises Downing on multi-million pound investment into fast growing luxury online retailer27-02-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Downing LLP (Downing) on the £3m investment secured by the family-owned luxury e-commerce business, Xupes, from Downing managed fundsFirst post housing white paper planning appeal granted by secretary of state15-02-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised IM Land on securing a successful planning appeal for a major residential and mixed-use scheme, the first to be approved since the publishing of the government's housing white paper. Shoosmiths announced as 'highly commended' legal adviser in Enterprise Investment Scheme Association Awards08-02-2017National law firm Shoosmiths was 'highly commended' in the legal or regulatory adviser category of the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) Awards. Shoosmiths offers key advice on how to start a business in the UK in online guide07-02-2017National law firm Shoosmiths is providing global companies with crucial advice on doing business in the UK with its online guide. Shoosmiths advises on sale of BRC Global Standards06-02-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the British Retail Consortium (BRC) on their sale of BRC Global Standards to the LGC Group (formerly known as the Laboratory of the Government Chemist).Shoosmiths backs initiative to end mental health stigma02-02-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has pledged to back 'Time To Change', an anti-discrimination initiative founded by mental health charity Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, working to change the way we think and act about mental health.Shoosmiths advises LDC on £16m investment into leading national hair salon31-01-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Lloyds Development Capital (LDC) on its £16m investment into national hair salon Rush. Shoosmiths advises civil engineering firm on private equity deal30-01-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the shareholders of Dyer & Butler, a £118m-turnover regional civil engineering and building contractor, on its sale to a holding company of global private equity investment firm First Reserve.Shoosmiths hits the right note for pop band The Orielles20-01-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised up and coming surf pop band The Orielles on a deal with leading indie record label Heavenly Recordings.Shoosmiths advises Octopus Ventures on 10m(EUR) funding round for 'life-changing' drug access platform19-01-2017The corporate team at national law firm Shoosmiths has advised long-standing clients, venture capital firm Octopus Ventures, on its investment in Dutch healthcare startup myTomorrows.Shoosmiths' corporate team advises on another artificial intelligence investment17-01-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Cambridge-based speech technology company, Speechmatics, on investments received from a range of investors to accelerate the commercial roll-out of its speech recognition products.Scottish Fire and Rescue Service sells historic HQ to University of Edinburgh16-01-2017The Edinburgh office of UK law firm, Shoosmiths, has advised the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) on the sale of their former headquarters to the University of Edinburgh in a multi-million pound deal.Shoosmiths advises on investment in global tech specialists Phlexglobal16-01-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the management team of global tech specialists Phlexglobal on a significant investment by Vitruvian Partners ('Vitruvian').Shoosmiths corporate tops national deal rankings13-01-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has topped Experian MarketIQ (Corpfin) 2016 UK & Ireland M&A league tables to become the UK's leading legal adviser by deal volume. Shoosmiths advises on the sale of Scottish sea farm11-01-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has advised on the sale of Shetland based seafood producer, SI Seafarms Limited.Trio of City hires for Shoosmiths London office11-01-2017National law firm Shoosmiths has announced three new partner appointments into the firm's London office across the commercial, corporate and financial services practices.Shoosmiths reflects on a successful 2016 CR programme19-12-2016National law firm Shoosmiths would like to thank all clients, suppliers, community partners and contacts for their continued support throughout 2016.Shoosmiths strikes CVA deal for national coffee chain12-12-2016National law firm Shoosmiths, has advised DJ & C Foods Limited (t/a Love Coffee), a national coffee house chain, on a CVA deal with its creditors that will save hundreds of jobs.Shoosmiths announces Northern Ireland presence following merger with Belfast firm01-12-2016Shoosmiths - a leading national law firm - has today announced its move in to the Northern Ireland legal market following its merger with Belfast firm, McManus Kearney.Leading asset finance lawyer latest in string of hires for Shoosmiths Leeds office01-12-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed dispute resolution and asset finance expert David Farnell to the firm's new office in Leeds as a partner in the firms recoveries services group (RSG).Shoosmiths helps construction biometric company secure £4m funding deal29-11-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Biosite, a Midlands biometric company, on securing £4m of growth capital from Mobeus Equity Partners to further develop a new fingerprint scanning security system.Shoosmiths takes home a hat-trick of awards at the 2016 Law Awards of Scotland28-11-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has won three awards at the 2016 Law Awards of Scotland including Property Firm of the Year and Debt Recovery Firm of the Year.Shoosmiths' response to the Autumn Statement23-11-2016Shoosmiths advises The Property Franchise Group on EweMove acquisition08-11-2016The corporate team of UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised The Property Franchise Group on their £15m acquisition of national sales and lettings agency, EweMove.Shoosmiths Manchester advises leading family business on major retail purchase/North East expansion07-11-2016The corporate and real estate teams at Shoosmiths Manchester have advised Lancashire-based James Hall and Company Limited on the purchase of North East Convenience Stores Limited.Shoosmiths advises on multi-million pound merger of leading leisure businesses31-10-2016Shoosmiths' Private Wealth sponsors Spear's Wealth Management Awards27-10-2016Shoosmiths is sponsoring the UK Private Bank of the Year and the International Private Bank of the Year categories in the Spear's Wealth Management Awards 2016.Shoosmiths partners with Aspiring Solicitors to widen access to a career in law26-10-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has announced its new partnership with Aspiring Solicitors, an organisation committed to ensuring that the most talented candidates with the greatest potential as lawyers maximise their chances of success.Shoosmiths announce Bruntwood's Platform redevelopment as Leeds location20-10-2016Following Shoosmiths' announcement in the summer that it will open a new office in Leeds, the law firm today confirmed that they are taking a full floor at Bruntwood's Platform redevelopment.Shoosmiths advises international hotel chain on acquisition of Edinburgh hotel19-10-2016Shoosmiths has advised international hotelier Leonardo Hotels Europe on the acquisition of Morrison Street Hotel Limited and its Edinburgh city centre hotel.Shoosmiths advises Octopus on its investment into Reactive Technologies18-10-2016Shoosmiths has advised Octopus Energy Group Holdings Limited, wholly owned subsidiary of Octopus Capital Limited (Octopus), on its investment into specialist intelligent energy management technology firm, Reactive Technologies Limited (Reactive).Shoosmiths advises Mabey Group on two major disposals18-10-2016Shoosmiths has advised Mabey Group on the multimillion pound sales of properties at Chepstow, South Wales and Chatham Maritime, Kent.Shoosmiths advises toy giant Hamleys on new Scotland store17-10-2016Shoosmiths has advised world famous toy retailers Hamleys of London Limited on the leasing of a new retail premises at the Livingstone Designer Outlet Centre near Edinburgh.Shoosmiths advises GAME on sale and lease-back of HQ and distribution centre13-10-2016The real estate team at national law firm Shoosmiths has advised leading games retailer GAME on the sale and leaseback of its head office premises and distribution centre in Basingstoke. Shoosmiths advises on sale of outdoor retail brand Rohan10-10-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the sellers on the disposal of retailer, Rohan Group Limited, to H. Young Holdings PLC.Shoosmiths recruits trio of partners for new Leeds base03-10-2016Shoosmiths has announced the recruitment of three partners for its new Leeds base, including an office head.Shoosmiths Manchester advises on £4M NVM Private Equity investment21-09-2016National law-firm, Shoosmiths has advised NVM Private Equity (NVM) on a £4m development capital investment into a Salford Quays-based consultancy which is primed for growth in the wake of the UK's decision to leave the European Union.Shoosmiths Manchester advises on first deal for Foresight Regional Investment Fund 21-09-2016The corporate team of national law-firm, Shoosmiths has advised independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager Foresight Group on a £2.75m investment into Chorley-based horticultural ecommerce business, Euxton Group.Shoosmiths RSG achieves clean sweep of top tier rankings in The Legal 500 results20-09-2016Shoosmiths' Recovery Services Group has achieved tier 1 rankings across all regions from which the team operates in the latest Legal 500 results.Shoosmiths advises NVM Private Equity on investment into Netmums founder's new venture19-09-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has advised NVM Private Equity (NVM) on their £2m investment of development capital into Channel Mum Limited, an online multi-channel network video blog community network for parents.Shoosmiths advises GBR Phoenix Beard through acquisition by international real estate advisor Savills19-09-2016The corporate team at national law firm Shoosmiths has advised long-standing clients, the shareholders of property consultancy GBR Phoenix Beard Holdings Limited, on its acquisition by international real estate advisor, Savills.Shoosmiths boosts regulatory team with key partner hires14-09-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has boosted its national regulatory practice with the appointment of commercial partners, Roy Tozer and Charles Arrand.Shoosmiths to speak on Modern Slavery at the House of Commons07-09-2016Ethical Labour in Construction Leadership Symposium to be hosted at House of Commons on Thursday, 10 November, 2016Shoosmiths takes the high road as new hotels group seals maiden deal06-09-2016The Manchester-based corporate team at national law firm Shoosmiths has completed the first of what it expects to be many acquisitions for an ambitious new private equity-backed hotel group.Shoosmiths advises Kingdom on affordable housing development in Fife05-09-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Kingdom Housing Association on a £3.6 million housing development in Devilla, Kincardine, Fife that will provide 27 affordable houses in the area. Shoosmiths Edinburgh advises Marston's premium pub and bar arm on first 'Foundry Project' bar 02-09-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Marston's, one of the UK's leading pub retailers and brands, on its new 'Foundry Project' bar, named Foundry 39, in Scotland. Shoosmiths advises Bellway on major housing developments in Scotland30-08-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Bellway PLC on three new housing developments in Edinburgh and West Lothian as the housebuilder continues its investment north of the border. Which? names Shoosmiths a preferred partner for conveyancing22-08-2016Which? has launched a conveyancing service in partnership with national law firm, Shoosmiths. Shoosmiths selected to support West Midlands Combined Authority22-08-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has been selected as part of a four-strong legal panel that will provide regulatory advice to the new West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA)Shoosmiths advises LDC on ByBox acquisition16-08-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Lloyds Bank's private equity arm, LDC, on the provision of £37.5million of acquisition and development capital to accelerate the international growth of ByBox.Shoosmiths advises Octopus Ventures on $22m funding round into German shopping service, Outfittery16-08-2016The corporate team at national law firm Shoosmiths has advised London-and New York based Venture Capital firm, Octopus Ventures, on its leading a $22m funding round into Outfittery, a curated shopping service for men's clothing.Shoosmiths expands London office with real estate partner hires12-08-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed Angus Evers as environmental partner and Ed John as property litigation partner into its London office.Shoosmiths appoints Private Equity partner to MK corporate team12-08-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed corporate partner Amit Nayyar, to the Milton Keynes office.Shoosmiths hires leading planning partner for growing London practice12-08-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed a new partner, Tim Johnson, to its planning team, based in the firm's rapidly-growing London office.Strategic partner hire for Shoosmiths as property litigation team swells client roster12-08-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has made a senior addition to its growing property litigation team in the firm's real estate practice group. Real estate litigation specialist Richard Symonds joins as a partner based in Manchester.Iconix in-house senior counsel moves to Shoosmiths11-08-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has recruited senior in-house lawyer Richard Millington from Iconix Brand Group Inc, to strengthen its technology, media and commercial team. He joins as a partner, based in Shoosmiths' growing Manchester office.Shoosmiths advises Spring Ventures on £20m investment27-07-2016Shoosmiths has advised independent private equity firm, Spring Ventures, on a £20m investment into Kent-based IGF Invoice Finance, which has been acquired from the Greater London Enterprise (GLE). Shoosmiths Wealth Protection team boosted by significant national and regional appointments21-07-2016The range of services Shoosmiths' Wealth Protection team can offer has been enhanced with the recruitment of five specialist lawyers to bolster the firm's capabilities, ranging from appointments at partner, senior associate, associate and solicitor level.Shoosmiths boosts Edinburgh commercial offering with partner hire19-07-2016Shoosmiths LLP, one of the UK's largest law firms, has hired commercial dispute resolution partner Stuart Clubb to its growing Edinburgh office.Shoosmiths and AlixPartners advise Store Twenty One on deal with creditors19-07-2016Shoosmiths and AlixPartners the leading global business-advisory firm, have advised Grabal Alok (UK) on restructuring options available for its value retail chain Store Twenty One, as the business seeks to remain competitive in today's retail environment.Shoosmiths to open new office in Leeds13-07-2016As part of its ongoing strategy to take a larger share of the UK legal market, Shoosmiths has announced that it is opening a new office in Leeds.Shoosmiths launches family offering in Nottingham with strategic hire11-07-2016Shoosmiths has expanded its national family law offering with the strategic appointment of associate, Sushma Kotecha, who joins the Nottingham office.Shoosmiths hires London corporate partner30-06-2016National law firm Shoosmiths' has appointed finance lawyer Adam Chamberlain as a corporate partner into the London office. Shoosmiths rolls out information hub post-brexit29-06-2016Shoosmiths' legal experts discuss the potential impact Brexit will have on the business sector in the latest board paper from the UK law firm.Shoosmiths drives forward excellence with FCA authorisation29-06-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has become one of a small number of law firms in the UK to have been authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to undertake activities including debt administration, debt collection and mortgage administration.EU Referendum result: statement from Shoosmiths' chairman24-06-2016After a lengthy campaign, the votes have been counted and the future of the UK's membership within the EU has been decided. The British public has decided that the UK will leave, and no longer be a member state of, the European Union.EU Referendum result: Shoosmiths experts comment24-06-2016Shoosmiths' experts in competition, employment, real estate, corporate and commercial comment on the EU referendum result.Politicians and academics debate the EU Referendum at Shoosmiths event21-06-2016National law firm Shoosmiths hosted an EU Referendum debate to offer clients and contacts different insights into one of the most important decisions the electorate will make in recent timesNatWest, KPMG and Shoosmiths host 7th Thames Valley Business Leaders Dinner14-06-2016Business leaders from across the Thames Valley gathered at the Hilton Hotel in Reading Thursday evening to attend the Thames Valley Business Leaders' Dinner. Shoosmiths celebrates another Motor Finance award win10-06-2016National law firm Shoosmiths last night celebrated another award win, scooping 'Motor Finance Law Firm of the Year' at Credit Strategy's Car Finance Awards 2016.Shoosmiths advises NatWest Scotland on funding to accelerate growth of leading land management firm10-06-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Natwest on a £3.125m funding package to a leading property and land management company, Greenbelt Holdings Ltd (Greenbelt), to support their growth strategy.Shoosmiths advises on sale of Primer Design to French listed company Novacyt SA09-06-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the shareholders of UK-leading PCP specialists, Primer Design, on its sale to international cancer and infectious disease diagnostics listed company, Novacyt.Shoosmiths family offering expands into London with strategic senior hires09-06-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has launched a new family law team in its London office, with the strategic hire of two well-established partners with significant expertise in high net worth work.Shoosmiths advises LDC on sale of Property Software Group to Zoopla PLC08-06-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the private equity arm of Lloyds Bank, LDC, on the sale of Property Software Holdings Limited ("The Property Software Group" or "PSG") to Zoopla Property Group Plc (LSE: ZPLA) ("ZPG" or "the Group"), for £75m.Shoosmiths continues debt recovery expansion with strategic hires23-05-2016National law firm Shoosmiths is driving forward an ambitious growth plan for its recoveries services group (RSG) with the appointment of two new partners and several other key staff.Politicians and academics debate the EU Referendum at Shoosmiths event20-05-2016Shoosmiths hosted an EU Referendum debate last night to offer clients and contacts different insights into one of the most important decisions the electorate will make in recent times, from esteemed panellists from the world of politics and academia.Mindfulness is on the agenda at Shoosmiths16-05-2016National law firm Shoosmiths welcomed the renowned mindfulness teacher and consultant, Michael Chaskalson, into its Birmingham office to train board members and partners on Friday, as part of the firm's learning and development agenda. Shoosmiths national family law team further strengthened09-05-2016Shoosmiths national family law team has been bolstered by more new hires north and south of the border. The appointments demonstrate how committed the firm is to growing a truly national family law practice.Shoosmiths advises Maximum Games on acquisition of Avanquest Software Publishing Limited04-05-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Californian games publisher Maximum Games LLC ("Maximum Games") on their acquisition of UK-based video games developer and distributor Avanquest Software Publishing Limited ("Avanquest").New partners and senior associates announced in Shoosmiths' latest promotions round03-05-2016Shoosmiths has announced five new partners in the firm's May promotions.Shoosmiths advises Babington Group's management team on £22m MBO03-05-2016Law firm Shoosmiths has advised the management team of Babington Group (Babington), the skills and corporate training business, on their MBO, backed by private equity firm RJD Partners (RJD).Shoosmiths advises AEW Europe on landmark anchor letting at Festival Place, Basingstoke20-04-2016Law firm Shoosmiths has advised AEW Europe (AEW) on a new landmark letting of an anchor store to existing tenant Next at Basingstoke's Festival Place shopping centre. Shoosmiths advises cutting-edge emission detections developer on investment from Calculus Capital20-04-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has advised a cutting-edge emissions detections company, Duvas Technologies (Duvas), on their £2.2m investment from private equity fund manager and Enterprise Investment Scheme specialist Calculus Capital.Boom in property helps drive real estate team growth20-04-2016The real estate team at the Manchester office of national law firm Shoosmiths has been boosted with the arrival of four new partners.Shoosmiths advises on major Northern rail deal19-04-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has advised long-standing clients, Porterbrook Leasing Company, on a deal to provide 9 different fleets of rolling stock for use over the Arriva Trains Northern routes.Shoosmiths acts on major office letting in Chatham Maritime15-04-2016Law firm Shoosmiths has advised Mabey Property Limited on a significant leasing transaction that will see the client's Chatham Maritime premises, Compass South, leased to office facilities provider Portal Chatham LLP for more than 15 years.Recoveries services head named as one of the most influential in credit industry11-04-2016Partner and head of recoveries services group (RSG) at law firm Shoosmiths, Waine Mannix, has been named as one of the most influential in the credit industry according to magazine Credit Today's 'Credit 100' list.Shoosmiths named 'Motor Finance - Legal Provider of the Year' once again11-04-2016For the second year running, national law firm Shoosmiths has won the coveted award of 'Motor Finance - Legal Provider of the Year' at the Motor Finance Awards 2016. Shoosmiths advises ESI Process UK on acquisition of leading pressure control distributor07-04-2016UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised process equipment specialists, ESI Process UK Limited ('ESI'), on its acquisition of Fluid Controls Limited ('Fluid Controls'). Shoosmiths advises NatWest on investment in Edinburgh residential project31-03-2016Law firm Shoosmiths has advised NatWest Scotland on their investment to support a large residential housing project in Portobello, Edinburgh, led by developers, Kerwick Ltd.Shoosmiths advises IM Properties from acquisition to redevelopment and letting of 55 Colmore Row24-03-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has advised IM Properties on their acquisition, redevelopment and letting of part of 55 Colmore Row to law firm Pinsent Masons.Shoosmiths advises Minerva Education on new London senior school22-03-2016Law firm Shoosmiths has advised independent sector schools group, Minerva Education, on leasing a landmark new site on Piccadilly which will boost the leading education group's London portfolio.Shoosmiths nominated for prestigious training awards10-03-2016National law firm Shoosmiths is sealing its reputation as one of the best firms for graduate legal training after they were announced as nominees for two prestigious awards at the LawCareers.Net and Recruitment Awards.Shoosmiths named Property Team of the Year at Manchester Legal Awards04-03-2016The Manchester office of national law firm Shoosmiths won the coveted title of Property Team of the Year at the 2016 Manchester Legal Awards.Shoosmiths today announces the launch of Resource Solutions, a new service addressing the evolving needs of in-house lawyers03-03-2016Shoosmiths today unveils a new approach to providing legal resource for busy in-house legal teams.Shoosmiths appoints industry leader in recoveries services to drive ambitious growth plan02-03-2016National law firm Shoosmiths is building upon their successful Recoveries Services Group (RSG) with the appointment of consultant, Stephen Allinson, who will support the firm in its strategy to become the leading recoveries litigation operation in the UK.Leith Theatre Trust secures lease on Leith theatre with help from Shoosmiths02-03-2016The Edinburgh real estate team of national law firm Shoosmiths has provided pro-bono advice to the Leith Theatre Trust on the lease of the Leith Theatre complex in Edinburgh.Shoosmiths' Modern Slavery Act expert presents at Northamptonshire Logistics Forum25-02-2016National law firm Shoosmiths regulatory partner Ron Reid will be one of the key note speakers today at the Northamptonshire Logistics Forum.Deals record shows health of Manchester economy23-02-2016The Manchester office of national law firm Shoosmiths advised on almost £900m worth of deals in 2015, it has been revealed.Shoosmiths announced as a Better Society Awards finalist22-02-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has been shortlisted for the 'Best Scheme to Encourage Staff Fundraising' category in the Better Society Awards.Shoosmiths advises Dunedin Canmore Housing on £3.4m deal10-02-2016The Social Housing Real Estate team from National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Dunedin Canmore Housing on the phase 2 acquisition of their social housing development in Eskmills, Musselburgh.Shoosmiths advises investor on Swiftkey sale05-02-2016Shoosmiths' corporate team acted for long-standing client Octopus Ventures, the venture capital arm of the Octopus Group, on the sale of Touchtype to Microsoft.Shoosmiths real estate team continues Edinburgh expansion with associate appointment04-02-2016The Edinburgh office of National law firm Shoosmiths is building upon their successful real estate practice with the appointment of associate, Jill Turnbull.Manufacturers urged to invest in Health & Safety as fines are ratcheted up01-02-2016Businesses are being urged to restore investment in their Health & Safety (H&S) programmes as a new regime of far larger fines for non-compliance is introduced.Shoosmiths rail expert, Martin Fleetwood, welcomes launch of Luxembourg Rail Protocol29-01-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has sponsored a special briefing organised by the Rail Working Group (RWG) to discuss how the Luxembourg Rail Protocol will impact the railway industry.Shoosmiths advises TTA (2007) Limited on the sale of The Travel Network Group Limited29-01-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has advised TTA (2007) Limited on the sale of The Travel Network Group Limited to a newly established company, TTNG Investments Limited as part of an internal management buyout.Shoosmiths advises August Equity on investment in Wax Digital 21-01-2016The Thames Valley office of national law firm Shoosmiths has advised August Equity on their investment of capital into Wax Digital, a leading global eProcurement solutions provider.Shoosmiths helps businesses take control in a crisis with free workflow tool18-01-2016National law firm Shoosmiths has launched a free Crisis Management tool to help businesses avoid making costly mistakes in a crisis.Shoosmiths announced as specialist arts lawyers for Hull UK City of Culture 201715-01-2016The Shoosmiths intellectual property and creative industries team, headed out of the firm's Manchester office, has been appointed to provide specialist arts legal services for Hull UK City of Culture 2017 after winning a national competitive tender.Batman's police HQ sold in major office deal15-01-2016A London building made famous by appearing as Gotham City Police Station in Christopher Nolan's recent Batman trilogy has been sold in a major office redevelopment deal.Shoosmiths Manchester completes first deal for NorthEdge Capital14-01-2016The corporate team from the Manchester office of national law-firm, Shoosmiths has advised private equity firm, NorthEdge Capital (NorthEdge), on its investment into TKC, a Greater Manchester-based kitchen trade supplier.Shoosmiths recoveries services group hires head of compliance12-01-2016Shoosmiths' award winning recoveries services practice group has appointed a head of compliance to support its market leading position. Shoosmiths clinches joint top spot in latest M&A adviser rankings11-01-2016Shoosmiths has consolidated its position at the top of the latest M&A adviser league tables, published by market research firm Experian.Shoosmiths advises on Festival Place Shopping Centre disposal23-12-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised TH Real Estate (THRE) on the disposal of Festival Place Shopping Centre in Basingstoke, one of the UK's largest single site real estate deals of 2015.Nearly four hundred jobs saved before Christmas at national furnishings company21-12-2015Hundreds of jobs have been saved just a week before Christmas at a UK interior furnishings company, after a rescue deal was struck with administrators of Laidlaw Interiors Group.Shoosmiths transport expert joins UK Tram Board18-12-2015Shoosmiths corporate partner, Martin Fleetwood, has been elected to join the board of UK Tram.Shoosmiths bolsters recoveries services with key senior hire14-12-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed Miriam Scott as a consultant in Shoosmiths' Recoveries Services Group.Shoosmiths advises McKay Securities PLC on £21.5m sale11-12-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has provided real estate advice to McKay Securities PLC on the freehold sale of two adjoining buildings on Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 for £21.5 million.Shoosmiths advises South African retail giant on acquisition of Office Retail Group08-12-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Truworths International ('Truworths') on the acquisition of an 88.9% stake in fashion footwear chain Office Retail Group ('Office'). Shoosmiths advises Krispy Kreme UK on largest UK store02-12-2015National law firm Shoosmiths' real estate team has advised long-standing client, global doughnut company, Krispy Kreme UK, on the opening of its largest UK store at Braehead, just outside Glasgow. Shoosmiths recognised as a law firm of choice for FTSE25001-12-2015Shoosmiths has been ranked the 14th 'best-connected' law firm in terms of its ties with businesses in the FTSE250, according to a recent survey by The Lawyer.Shoosmiths shortlisted for compliance award01-12-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has been shortlisted for Best Regulatory Law Firm at the 2016 Women in Compliance Awards.Shoosmiths advises Third Space Group on new health and fitness club at Islington Square30-11-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has provided real estate advice to Third Space Group on a new lease of 46,922 sq ft at the former North London mail centre in Islington.Shoosmiths advises on £100m sale of the Hamleys group of companies27-11-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the shareholders of Ludendo Enterprises UK Limited (LEUK) on the sale of the entire issued share capital of the trading group that operated under the world famous 'Hamleys' brand.Shoosmiths crowns 2015 success with 'UK Law Firm of the Year' win26-11-2015National law firm Shoosmiths crowned a year of success by winning the coveted title of 'UK Law Firm of the Year' at last night's Legal Week's prestigious British Legal Awards ceremony in London.Skills shortages top of agenda for West Midlands leaders23-11-2015Skills shortages are the single biggest issue facing West Midlands' leaders according to a snapshot poll taken at a prestigious event in Birmingham recently.Shoosmiths advises Hotel La Tour on opening of new Marco Pierre White restaurant18-11-2015National law firm Shoosmiths provided strategic advice to the management team of Hotel La Tour on the development and operation of the first Marco Pierre White, Mr White's English Chophouse franchise. Shoosmiths appoints Elliot Bishop to head up new luxury asset litigation group18-11-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has announced the launch of its' luxury asset litigation group following the appointment of Elliot Bishop.Shoosmiths advises Starbucks first global franchisee on major investment16-11-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the management team of 23.5 Degrees on the equity investment by Connection Capital and bank loan facilities from Royal Bank of Scotland totalling £15.3 million to fund the acquisition of 16 new Starbucks stores.Shoosmiths advises Mortgages Made Easy on major investment and acquisition12-11-2015Shoosmiths LLP advised the shareholders and the management team of Mortgages Made Easy Limited on the acquisition of Contractor Financials Limited and the additional investment for growth by Livingbridge.West Midlands business leaders spotlight regional issues12-11-2015National law firm Shoosmiths, NatWest, Grant Thornton and the University of Birmingham teamed up to host the West Midlands Business Leaders Dinner which took place in Birmingham on Tuesday evening (10 November).Manchester M&A experts advise on 52nd deal for Chase Templeton10-11-2015The corporate team from the Manchester office of national law-firm, Shoosmiths has advised private medical insurance broker Chase Templeton on its 16th strategic acquisition this year, the largest to-date for the company. Shoosmiths real estate experts to feature at inaugural development summit30-10-2015Two of Shoosmiths' real estate experts will address more than a hundred of the nation's leading developers, investors and directors at the Estates Gazette First Annual Development Summit in Manchester on 11 November. Shoosmiths advises The Royal Bank of Scotland plc on refinancing of Edinburgh student accommodation23-10-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised The Royal Bank of Scotland plc on the £4.5million refinancing of student accommodation provider Ziggurat Student Living.Shoosmiths real estate team advises Poundland in acquisition of 99p Stores22-10-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Poundland Group plc on all real estate matters on its £55 million acquisition of 99p Stores Limited. Manchester momentum drives law firm growth20-10-2015The head of the Manchester office of Shoosmiths, one of the city's fastest growing law firms, today said they were on target to more than double in size over the next four years.Shoosmiths' head of IP and creative industries announced as chairman of World Services Group15-10-2015Shoosmiths' Head of IP and Creative Industries, Gary Assim, has become chairman of the World Services Group (WSG), a global membership network of more than 130 top professional business services. Shoosmiths advises Oakfield Capital Partners on investment in to The Gainsborough Silk Weaving Company13-10-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised private equity firm Oakfield Capital Partners (Oakfield) on an investment in to The Gainsborough Silk Weaving Co Ltd (Gainsborough) - a leading industrial-sized weaver in England which holds the Royal Warrant.Shoosmiths advises Coryton Advanced Fuels on Lyceum backed investment09-10-2015National law firm Shoosmiths acted for the management team of Coryton Advanced Fuels Limited, the market-leading fuel blending and consultancy services business, on a significant investment from Lyceum Capital to accelerate its international expansion.Shoosmiths advises Murray Hennessy on investment in TGI Friday group05-10-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Murray Hennessy on his appointment as non-executive chairman of TGI Fridays UK and his investment in the group.Shoosmiths advises on £113m sale of debt purchaser28-09-2015National law firm Shoosmiths acted for the management team of Milton Keynes based business Compello Holdings Limited ('Compello') in the £113m sale to Hoist Finance (UK) Limited in July 2015.Shoosmiths advises PRA Health Sciences on real estate portfolio in EAPA market24-09-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has provided real estate advice to PRA Health Sciences to extend its product portfolio with three significant lettings in Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa (EAPA).QM Costs teams up with Shoosmiths to host free 'civil costs and practice' seminar24-09-2015QM Costs, in conjunction with national law firm Shoosmiths and Ben Williams QC, is hosting a free seminar on costs exposure for insurers and businesses.Shoosmiths' top real estate PSL key speaking at RICS Dilapidations Forum Conference 201524-09-2015Peter Williams, newly-appointed head of the real estate professional support lawyer (PSL) team at Shoosmiths LLP, will be one of the key technical speakers at the RICS Dilapidations Forum Conference in London on 30 September.Shoosmiths assists Bellway Homes in ambitious plans for expansion in Scotland23-09-2015Following appointment to the Scottish panel in 2013, Shoosmiths real estate team is supporting Bellway Homes in its ambitious investment drive North of the Border, providing expert legal advice on both development acquisitions and plot sales.Outstanding success for Shoosmiths in The Legal 500 directory results22-09-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has achieved top tier rankings in 29 practice areas in this year's The Legal 500 directory, with a further 72 practice areas recommended.Shoosmiths advises NVM Private Equity on £4.5m investment in Love Energy Savings18-09-2015The Manchester office of national law firm Shoosmiths has advised NVM Private Equity (NVM) on their £4.5m investment of development capital into Love Energy Savings (LES), a Bolton-based comparison and procurement service. Shoosmiths shortlisted for British Private Equity Award14-09-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has been shortlisted in the 'Legal Advisor of the Year' category in the British Private Equity Awards.Shoosmiths celebrate shortlisting for prestigious healthcare award14-09-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has been shortlisted in the 'Legal Advisor of the Year' category in the Laing Buisson Awards. Shoosmiths advises Octopus Investments on investment in to Healthcare and Services Technology Group14-09-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised long-standing client, Octopus Investments ('Octopus'), on their investment in Healthcare and Services Technology Group ('HST').Shoosmiths wealth protection team work recognised in the STEP private client awards09-09-2015Shoosmiths wealth protection team was selected as a finalist in the prestigious Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Private Client Awards 2015 in the large legal team of the year category.Shoosmiths commended at National Undergraduate Employability Awards03-09-2015National law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating after being recognised as a top undergraduate employer at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for the third year in a row.Shoosmiths advises on £37m sale of Global Group to Impellam Group plc02-09-2015National law firm Shoosmiths advised the sellers on the disposal of Global Group (UK) Ltd, a global healthcare business, to Impellam Group plc for an enterprise value of c.£37m.Shoosmiths sponsors Thames Valley accountancy dinner02-09-2015National law firm Shoosmiths is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Thames Valley Society of Chartered Accountants annual dinner and prize giving.Shoosmiths advises SACO on development of high spec serviced apartments25-08-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised SACO The Serviced Apartment Company (SACO), on real estate matters relating to the development of a new brand of high specification serviced apartments, to be built in Edinburgh and Aberdeen.Shoosmiths advises FutureEverything on exporting digital festival to Singapore24-08-2015The Manchester office of leading national law firm Shoosmiths has advised award-winning innovation lab, FutureEverything, on their £500,000 commission by the government of Singapore to host a week-long digital culture festival in the country this Autumn.Shoosmiths advises Thorntons on £112m Ferrero deal21-08-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Thorntons PLC (Thorntons) on the sale of the British Chocolatier to Italian confectioner Ferrero International S.A. (Ferrero), for £112m.Shoosmiths recognised as best legal employer by Legal Week18-08-2015National law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating after being named one of the best legal employers by Legal Week.Shoosmiths advises Chase Templeton on the strategic acquisition of Atlas Consulting Group18-08-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised private medical insurance broker Chase Templeton, on the strategic acquisition of Atlas Consulting Group Limited adding £13.8m of annual premium income (API) and representing the largest acquisition by the company.Shoosmiths advises on musical tribute to Manchester icon12-08-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised celebrated classical composer, Joe Duddell and renowned Mancunian poet, Mike Garry, on the release of their record 'St Anthony: an ode to Anthony H Wilson'.Shoosmiths advises shareholders on the sale of Permanent Health Company Limited12-08-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the shareholders of Permanent Health Company Limited on the sale of the entire issued share capital of the company to AXA.Shoosmiths shortlisted for 2015 Law Society Excellence Awards07-08-2015The excellent work of the Shoosmiths wealth protection team has resulted in their shortlisting in the private client category of the prestigious Law Society Excellence Awards 2015.Shoosmiths advises MMC Ventures on investment in Bloom & Wild31-07-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised venture capital firm, MMC Ventures, on their £2.5m investment in online floristry business, Bloom & Wild, in a Series A funding round.Shoosmiths advises Octopus on 60m (USD) investment in Secret Escapes28-07-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Octopus Investments (Octopus) on a 60m (USD) co-investment with Google Ventures, in to luxury online travel brand, Secret Escapes. Shoosmiths advises Jacobson Group on £14million asset based finance deal17-07-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the management team of branded footwear supplier, Jacobson Group on a £14m funding package from Shawbrook Business Credit.Budget 2015 - Shoosmiths lawyers comment08-07-2015Measures announced by the chancellor George Osborne in this year's budget include the plan for implementing the reduction of corporation tax in 2017 and again in 2020, and proposed reform to pensions.Shoosmiths advises shareholders on the sale of Pervasive Limited08-07-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the shareholders of Pervasive Limited on its sale of the business to Capita plc, the largest business process outsourcing and professional services company in the UK.Shoosmiths advises Scrivens Opticians on acquisition of Owl Optical06-07-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Birmingham-based Scrivens Opticians and Hearing Care on the acquisition of Owl Optical for an undisclosed sum.Shoosmiths boosts IP with partner hire30-06-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has announced the appointment of partner, Andrew Brennan, boosting the firm's national intellectual property (IP) offering.Real estate continues expansion with partner appointment29-06-2015National law firm Shoosmiths is building upon their successful real estate practice with the appointment of new real estate partner, Bhavesh Amlani, who will head up the residential development and social housing team in Birmingham.Shoosmiths advises on sale of timber-alternative window manufacturer24-06-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Evolution Manufacturing Limited (Evolution) and its shareholders on the sale of the business and assets of Evolution to the Masco UK Window Group (Masco) for an undisclosed sum.Wealth Protection team are finalists in 2015 STEP Awards24-06-2015The excellent work of our Wealth Protection team has been recognised by being shortlisted in the STEP Private Client Awards 2015 Large Legal Team of the Year category.Shoosmiths' dispute resolution and compliance team bolstered by partner and associate22-06-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has bolstered their dispute resolution and compliance team with the appointment of partner and leading Midlands litigator Mark Elder and associate, Rebekah Finch.Shoosmiths wins Law Firm of the Year at the M&A awards22-06-2015National law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating after being named Law Firm of the Year at the prestigious M&A awards 2015.Corporate Partner Lynn Knight named Solent Lawyer of the Year17-06-2015National law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating after corporate partner, Lynn Knight, was crowned Lawyer of the Year at the Solent Deal Awards.Shoosmiths transport team steams ahead with new partner appointment17-06-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has expanded its transport and infrastructure team with the hire of partner, Martin Fleetwood.Shoosmiths marks 170th anniversary with Northants Cricket partnership26-05-2015National law firm Shoosmiths is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of Northamptonshire County Cricket Club as the law firm celebrates 170 years since its establishment in the town.Former nurse turned expert lawyer hired by high profile medical negligence team26-05-2015National law firm Shoosmiths Access Legal has expanded its medical negligence team in Birmingham with the hire of senior associate, Victoria Blankstone. Shoosmiths advises shareholders on the sale of BM TRADA Group26-05-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the shareholders of BM TRADA Group on the sale of the company and its subsidiaries to London Stock Exchange listed company Exova Group Plc for approximately £22 million.Shoosmiths celebrates multiple graduate employer award wins22-05-2015National law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating after being awarded Best Trainer and a Commendation for Diversity at the LawCareers.Net Training and Recruitment Awards.Shoosmiths named Thames Valley Property Law Firm of the Year22-05-2015National law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating after winning 'Property Law Firm of the Year' at the Thames Valley Property Awards.Hat trick for Shoosmiths litigators with Credit Today win20-05-2015The Shoosmiths national asset finance team is celebrating a hat trick of awards this year after being named 'Litigation Team of the Year' at the Credit Today Awards, last night.Shoosmiths corporate lawyer crowned legal 'Birmingham Young Professional of the Year'20-05-2015Rachel Seaton, a corporate lawyer with national firm Shoosmiths, is celebrating after being crowned legal 'Birmingham Young Professional of the Year', at the Birmingham Young Professional Awards ceremony at Birmingham's ICC.Shoosmiths advises Palatine on MBO of The Alchemist Bar & Restaurant19-05-2015The private equity team at national law firm Shoosmiths has advised funds managed by Palatine Private Equity on the £12m management buyout (MBO) of The Alchemist Bar & Restaurant Limited from restaurant group Living Ventures.Thames Valley business leaders debate what the election result means for the region19-05-2015Business leaders from across the Thames Valley gathered at the Hilton Hotel in Reading last week for the Thames Valley Business Leaders' Dinner. Shoosmiths advises McKay on £175m refinancing13-05-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has provided real estate advice to McKay Securities PLC on a refinancing package which has boosted the group's loan portfolio from £155million to £175million.Shoosmiths boosts team with SGH Martineau's head of retail11-05-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has boosted its growing real estate team with the appointment of real estate partner Kathy Toon, who joins from SGH Martineau where she was head of retail.Shoosmiths advises commercial vehicle specialists on £6m expansion funding07-05-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the management team of Livingston-based commercial vehicle specialists, MV Commercial Limited, on a £6m funding package from HSBC bank, which will enable the company to expand in to the Midlands.Shoosmiths advises insulation and packaging business on £5m investment by Mobeus07-05-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the management team on the £5 million investment by Mobeus Equity Partners to support the management buyout of Jablite Limited and Styropack (UK) Limited from the Synbra Group.Shoosmiths makes strategic hire with real estate partner06-05-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed real estate partner John Downs, to their growing national real estate team.Shoosmiths regulatory team shortlisted for prestigious Lawyer Award05-05-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has been shortlisted in the 'Regulatory Team of the Year' category in the Lawyer Awards 2015.Shoosmiths announces two new partners among nineteen promotions05-05-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has announced two new partners as part of its latest promotions round, with effect from Friday 1 May.Shoosmiths advises MML Capital Partners on its investment into the Learning Curve Group30-04-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised MML Capital Partners on its investment into education and training provider, the Learning Curve Group.Shoosmiths asset finance team wins 'Legal Provider of the Year' twice28-04-2015National law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating after being named 'Legal Provider of the Year' at the European Motor Finance Awards last night, complementing their award of the same name at the European Leasing Life Awards earlier in November.Shoosmiths acts for M Squared Lasers in health research agreement28-04-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised laser developer and manufacturer M Squared Lasers on an agreement to develop new technologies with the University of St Andrews.Shoosmiths advises McKay on £11m warehouse acquisition24-04-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised McKay Securities PLC, the only Real Estate Investment Trust specialising entirely in the South East and London office and industrial markets, on the £10.7m acquisition of a large freehold distribution facility.Shoosmiths crowned Thames Valley 'Law Firm of the Year'24-04-2015National law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating after winning the Law Firm of the Year award at the Thames Valley Deal AwardsShoosmiths advises shareholders of Ultimate HC Limited sale to Markerstudy Holdings Limited20-04-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the shareholders of Ultimate HC Limited on its sale to Markerstudy Holdings Limited. Shoosmiths advises Clearwater Group on acquisition of majority interest by Baird Capital16-04-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the exiting shareholder and the management team of Clearwater Group Limited on the acquisition by Baird Capital of a majority interest in the Clearwater corporate group.Retail property partner joins Shoosmiths13-04-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has boosted its retail property credentials by recruiting an established real estate partner in the East Midlands.Shoosmiths wins global Micro-Tyco challenge23-03-2015Trainees at national law firm, Shoosmiths, are celebrating topping the table for the most money raised by a business in one month after raising £15,412 for the WildHearts Foundation as part of their Micro-Tyco challengeShoosmiths wins MK Professional Practice Award17-03-2015Shoosmiths is celebrating after winning the 'Professional Practice' award at the annual Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards (MKBAA).Shoosmiths to register all land for Scottish Fire and Rescue Service06-03-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has been selected by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) to report on and register all of their landholdings, following a tender process.Shoosmiths partners shortlisted for Women In Business Awards - North West05-03-2015Shoosmiths real estate partners Kathryn Jump and Lisa Tye are celebrating after being shortlisted for the Women In Business Awards (WIBA) 2015 - North West and Isle of Man, in the 'Professionals' category.Shoosmiths advises GAME Digital on acquisition of Multiplay05-03-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised GAME Digital, the high street and on-line specialist games retailer, on the acquisition of Multiplay (UK) Limited, an event and gaming community focused company, for circa £20 million.Midlands dealmakers advise on international multi-million materials handling acquisition04-03-2015Midlands-based dealmakers at Shoosmiths and Grant Thornton have advised leading forklift truck manufacturer Doosan Industrial Vehicle UK on its multi-million pound purchase of Rushlift Ltd.Shoosmiths grows asset finance offering with DWF teams03-03-2015Law firm Shoosmiths has significantly grown its national asset finance practice with a total of five lawyers leaving DWF in Manchester and Birmingham to join the award winning Shoosmiths team.Shoosmiths celebrates high client satisfaction for second year running27-02-2015Clients have placed law firm Shoosmiths number two amongst its national peers in the Legal Week Client Satisfaction survey 2014.Shoosmiths partner wins national Client Choice Award26-02-2015National law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating a national award win for client service after IP partner, Gary Assim, was named the UK's 'Intellectual Property - Copyright' winner - for the second consecutive year - at the Client Choice Awards, 2015.Shoosmiths advises Hewlett Packard on 68,000 Sq Ft City Letting24-02-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Hewlett Packard on a new lease of 68,000 sq ft of Grade A office space in the heart of the City of London, at 1 Aldermanbury Square.Shoosmiths wins prestigious Rail Deal of the Year award20-02-2015National UK law firm Shoosmiths has been honoured for its role advising train manufacturer Hitachi Rail in a multi-billion pound sterling order for new trains.Shoosmiths real estate swells in Manchester with string of senior hires18-02-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has expanded its real estate offering with the hire of four senior lawyers in Manchester.Shoosmiths advises GBR Phoenix Beard on acquisition of Optic Asset Management09-02-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised leading property consultants GBR Phoenix Beard on the acquisition of Optic Asset Management, a niche property management company based in London and Leeds.Shoosmiths advises on acquisition of Homesitters Limited09-02-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised on the acquisition of Homesitters Limited, a market-leading provider of homesitting and petsitting services to clients throughout the UK.Shoosmiths advises Consilia Investments Ltd on acquisition of leading textiles group09-02-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Consilia Investments Limited on their co-investment with members of the target's management, into a newco and the company's subsequent acquisition of Allied Textiles Limited from Chamonix Private Equity.Shoosmiths advises Milton Keynes business on key strategic transaction with E.ON03-02-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Milton Keynes based Intelligent Maintenance Systems Limited (IMS) on a key strategic transaction with E.ON Connecting Energies Limited (ECT) which has seen the energy company take a 25% stake in the company.Shoosmiths advises Rex Features on 33m acquisition by Shutterstock30-01-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the shareholders of Rex Features, the largest independently owned photographic press agency in Europe, on its 33m (USD) sale to Shutterstock, Inc., a leading global provider of commercial digital imagery and music.Shoosmiths advises European PE house on portfolio company acquisition28-01-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised DPE Deutsche Private Equity GmbH and its portfolio company, OmniaMed on their multi-million pound acquisition of Schofield Healthcare Media Ltd and the related equity investment into OmniaMed by one of the sellers.Shoosmiths advises Swedish conglomerate Indutrade AB on acquisition of UK manufacturer26-01-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Swedish conglomerate Indutrade AB on its acquisition of the entire share capital of Adaero Precision Components Ltd, from the Cosworth Group.Shoosmiths advises Park Holidays on acquisition Broadland Sands Holiday Park20-01-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Park Holidays UK Limited on the acquisition of Broadland Sands Holiday Park and the simultaneous disposal of Riviera Bay and Landscove Holiday Parks.Shoosmiths advises BGF on £2.8m investment to RVL Group19-01-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised BGF (Business Growth Fund) on a £2.8m growth capital investment to RVL Group, an aviation services provider that operates a fleet of 15 aircraft based at East Midlands Airport.Shoosmiths corporate head hails 2014 'a stellar year'14-01-2015National law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating a record year for its corporate practice group, reflected in several third party endorsements of its growing reputation.Shoosmiths advises Peugeot on sale of Motaquip13-01-2015Shoosmiths has advised Peugeot Motor Company plc on the sale of Motaquip, an all-makes car part distribution business to Luton-based Comline Auto Parts Limited, an auto parts business. Shoosmiths shortlisted for two categories at Scottish Legal Awards08-01-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has been shortlisted for Litigation Team of the Year and Employer of the Year at this year's Scott+Co Scottish Legal Awards.Shoosmiths acts for leading healthcare client on multi-million pound BGF investment07-01-2015National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Renal Services (UK) Limited, a provider of independent dialysis services to NHS patients, on its £3.1million investment from the Business Growth Fund (BGF) which was completed in November 2014.Shoosmiths advises The West Berkshire Brewery PLC16-12-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has advised The West Berkshire Brewery PLC, the independent brewery based in Yattendon, on its re-registration as a public company and its offer of new shares to raise up to £4 million under the Enterprise Investment Scheme.Shoosmiths advises ERIKS UK on international disposal of manufacturing business16-12-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has advised ERIKS UK Holdings Limited (ERIKS UK) on the strategic disposal of the business and assets of its West Midlands based Revolvo Limited, to US corporate The Timken Company (Timken).Shoosmiths shortlisted for Women in Compliance award10-12-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has been shortlisted for Best Regulatory Law Firm at the 2015 Women in Compliance Awards.Shoosmiths and Bond Dickinson advise on £317m rail procurement deal09-12-2014National law firms Shoosmiths and Bond Dickinson have advised on a rail deal which will bring hundreds of new carriages on the Gatwick Express and Thameslink routes as part of a £317 million investment by the rail industry.Shoosmiths tops five categories in TargetJobs' Inside Buzz rankings08-12-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has topped five categories and featured in another five in TargetJob's Inside Buzz rankings.Shoosmiths Manchester offers high net worth family service with hire of regional head02-12-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has expanded its family law offering with the appointment of Chris Longbottom, head of family law, Manchester.Shoosmiths national asset finance practice wins top Asset Finance award02-12-2014National law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating after winning the coveted Asset Finance Legal Provider of the Year award at the prestigious international Leasing Life Awards.Clients honour Shoosmiths partner at British Legal Awards01-12-2014Shoosmiths is celebrating after its Partner, David Jackson, was presented with one of the legal profession's top accolades at this year's British Legal Awards, held in London last night.Shoosmiths advises McKay on key acquisition24-11-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has advised McKay Securities plc on the acquisition of a £8.75m mixed use leisure scheme in the heart of Woking.Shoosmiths shortlisted for leading Asset Finance award20-11-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has been shortlisted for the Asset Finance Legal Provider of the Year award at the prestigious Leasing Life Awards 2014. Shoosmiths advises festival bringing seminal names in music to the city14-11-2014Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths are the appointed legal advisors to the UK's only pop music genre based literary festival, Louder Than Words.Shoosmiths advises Prowting Investments plc on investment in Bargate Homes Limited12-11-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Prowting Investments plc - a family-backed private equity firm - on the strategic investment in bespoke property developer, Bargate Homes Limited.Shoosmiths transport team wins Legal 500 award12-11-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has won another major industry award, this time for its growing transport & infrastructure group.Shoosmiths advises Haversham Holdings on AIM float12-11-2014Shoosmiths has advised new company Haversham Holdings on their decision to float on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).Shoosmiths appoints trio to expand its national family law offering10-11-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has expanded its family law offering with the appointment of a partner, associate and solicitor.Legal expert's distinguished service recognised by leading health and safety body07-11-2014A partner at national law firm Shoosmiths, Ron Reid, has been presented with the IOSH president's distinguished service award for his services to health and safety over the past four decades.Shoosmiths impresses on diversity league table07-11-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has received impressive rankings in a leading industry diversity league table.Shoosmiths advises on Telford redevelopment07-11-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has advised client Citygrove Securities Plc and subsidiary Albemarle Developments Ltd on the major redevelopment in Telford's Town Centre.Shoosmiths celebrates partnership with local academy03-11-2014National law firm Shoosmiths is urging other local companies to partner with local schools as it celebrates the Nottingham office's third year of working with Top Valley Academy, with the support of charity Business in the Community (BiTC).Awards name Shoosmiths as top for training contracts and vacation scheme21-10-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has scooped two awards from a top graduate recruitment website specialising in legal jobs, courses and advice for prospective lawyers.Shoosmiths supports Design Manchester 201421-10-2014National law firm Shoosmiths is backing this year's Design Manchester festival through its keynote industry address North: The Great Debate.Two Chinese-backed deals in two months for Shoosmiths real estate team17-10-2014National law firm Shoosmiths in Birmingham has advised developer Court Collaboration on two Chinese-backed real estate deals in the city in two months.Shoosmiths boosts corporate team in Manchester with trio of new appointments13-10-2014Shoosmiths has boosted its corporate offering in the North West by bringing in a new senior associate as well as two further lawyers into its growing Manchester office.Shoosmiths shortlisted for major legal awards10-10-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has been shortlisted in two categories for the 2014 British Legal Awards.Shoosmiths recoveries services Legal 500 score bolsters reputation as 'go-to' firm10-10-2014National law firm Shoosmiths is celebrating success following the announcement of the recoveries services practice group's 'top tier' Legal 500 rankings. Shoosmiths hails 'outstanding' Legal 500 results06-10-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has scored its best ever tally of tier one rankings than ever before in this year's Legal 500 directory.Shoosmiths announces new chairman01-10-2014Shoosmiths today announced that Peter Duff has been elected chairman with effect from 1 May 2015.Manchester lawyers head to Washington to win over US29-09-2014Laura Harper and Karen Procter of national law firm Shoosmiths in Manchester are heading to Washington DC as part of a delegation of top North-West business people to sell the region to US companiesShoosmiths brings music finance event to city22-09-2014National law firm Shoosmiths, in conjunction with the Music Managers Forum (MMF), is hosting a music industry finance event in Manchester later this month.Shoosmiths real estate team advises on 130 Colmore Row restaurant move19-09-2014Jason Jackson and Catherine Hood of national law firm Shoosmiths in Birmingham have acted for the landlord and their advisors on the let of 130 Colmore Row in the city centre.McKay advised by Shoosmiths on latest deal19-09-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has advised McKay Securities plc on the purchase of Station Plaza, Theale, a major office development in the heart of the popular Thames Valley town.Shoosmiths advise on procurement law changes to London professionals18-09-2014National law firm Shoosmiths yesterday hosted an all-day event for London-based procurement professionals and in-house lawyers, advising them of fundamental changes in procurement law.Shoosmiths real estate team in Edinburgh grows17-09-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has expanded its real estate offering in Edinburgh with the hire of an established senior associate.Shoosmiths announces twenty associates in September promotions round15-09-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has announced twenty promotions to associate this month, following the firm's partner promotions in May.Trio of law firms help Stagecoach South Western Trains prepare for commuter surge in £210m train deal12-09-2014A trio of law firms has advised on a ground-breaking £210million deal in the rail sector aimed at boosting passenger capacity in to and out of London Waterloo from July 2017. Shoosmiths and Meridian Corporate Finance host a marine focused dinner ahead of PSP Southampton Boat Show12-09-2014National law firm Shoosmiths teamed up with Meridian Corporate Finance last night to bring together business leaders in the Solent region for a networking dinner ahead of the Southampton Boat Show being held between 12th and 21st September 2014.Shoosmiths acts for Chord on entire life-cycle of Jewellery Quarter project05-09-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has worked with long-standing client Chord Investments Ltd to complete work on the sale, lease-back and refinancing of a large mixed-use scheme in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.100-plus East Midlands business leaders rallied by positive message on local economy04-09-2014More than a hundred business leaders attended the inaugural East Midlands Business Leaders' dinner last night in Nottingham, to hear a message of strength from one of the country's top CEOs, Tony Cocker, of E.ON.Shoosmiths helps HydraForce to double Birmingham staff base02-09-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has advised hydraulic manufacturing company HydraForce in the development of their second site at Birmingham's Advanced Manufacturing Hub, in a move that will create hundreds of jobs. Why Ryder Cup organisers may have put themselves in a difficult position01-09-2014Ryder Cup organisers have vowed to remove cameras and smartphones from any spectator taking audio, video or photo footage of the event, and last week Kate Bush sent a plea to fans to watch her performance with their eyes as opposed to through a lens.Shoosmiths partners get dunked in ice-bucket challenge28-08-2014Manchester-based partners at national law firm Shoosmiths have become the latest professionals to take part in the ice-bucket challenge for cancer charity Macmillan.Shoosmiths re-accredited with Investors in People gold standard26-08-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has become the first top 40 legal firm to be accredited with the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) gold standard for a second time.Shoosmiths hires new senior associates for Manchester19-08-2014Shoosmiths is boosting its North-West real estate team by bringing two new senior associates as well as a solicitor into its fast-growing Manchester office.Shoosmiths hires two Birmingham partners13-08-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has announced the appointment of two partners who will be based at the firm's Birmingham office. Rise of 'selfies' poses legal questions - especially after monkey-gate, says top lawyer13-08-2014Leading image rights lawyer, Gary Assim, head of the intellectual property and creative industries (IPCI) group at national law firm Shoosmiths, has warned of a raft of disputes following the rise of the 'selfie'.Shoosmiths acts for Chase Templeton on trio of deals11-08-2014Shoosmiths' corporate team in Manchester has acted for Chase Templeton on a trio of acquisitions which will take premium income at the insurer to over £100 million and turnover to more than £13 million.Shoosmiths charity fashion show success07-08-2014National Law firm Shoosmiths last night put on a charity fashion show at their Edinburgh office, raising £1014 for national charity partner, Winston's Wish.Shoosmiths advises leading private equity houses on circa £75m exit05-08-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Palatine Private Equity and Bridgepoint Development Capital on the successful exit of their investment in Hallmark Hotels Group.Shoosmiths honoured at American legal awards01-08-2014National UK law firm Shoosmiths has been honoured for its role advising train manufacturer Hitachi Rail in a multi-billion pounds sterling order for new trains.Shoosmiths lawyers contribute to landmark IP book28-07-2014Intellectual Property (IP) experts at national law firm Shoosmiths have contributed to a number of cases in a new book about landmark European decisions.Shoosmiths advises KBC in strategic multi-million pound deal28-07-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has acted for KBC Advanced Technologies plc (KBC) in a multi-million pound acquisition.Shoosmiths recovers £4m for Scanlans Property Management24-07-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has worked with long-standing client, Scanlans Property Management, to recover more than £4m of service charges and ground rent for their clients throughout the UK over the past five years.Shoosmiths boosts real estate development team23-07-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has grown its real estate team in Birmingham with the appointment of senior associate, Brian Hession. Leading property expert gives popular industry handbook new lease of life17-07-2014A leading real estate lawyer at national law firm Shoosmiths has completed the second edition of the successful and popular industry handbook 'Property Development: A Practical Guide' which is available to buy now.Shoosmiths advises on Softbox investment16-07-2014Shoosmiths' partner Adam Dowdney has advised on a multi-million pound investment in packaging company Softbox.Shoosmiths strengthens national IP offering14-07-2014National UK law firm Shoosmiths has further strengthened its intellectual property (IP) offering with the hire of Olly Leyden.Shoosmiths partner named one of top female business leaders in Manchester11-07-2014Laura Harper, IP & creative industries partner at Shoosmiths, has won the Business Support Award.Shoosmiths sprints ahead with hire of local legends10-07-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has expanded its growing Edinburgh team with two new senior hires who are as legendary for their respective musical and sporting prowess as their legal expertise.Tax expert tells famous faces to dodge avoidance schemes and build their brand instead, ahead of new HMRC ruling10-07-2014A tax expert at national law firm Shoosmiths has warned people in the public eye to handle their tax affairs responsibly - or face repercussions on their reputation, brand and future wealth.Vision zero approach to health and safety on the agenda09-07-2014National law firm Shoosmiths, in conjunction with behavioural safety consultancy Ryder Marsh, hosted a world-class health and safety event today in collaboration with a top US institution.Shoosmiths' Manchester corporate team advises SAL and REC sellers in $100m life sciences deal09-07-2014Shoosmiths has advised Scientific Analysis Laboratories (SAL) and Resource and Environmental Consultants (REC) shareholders on their sale to new Manchester-based scientific laboratory and consultancy business Concept Life Sciences in a deal worth $100m.Shoosmiths helps Regus reach double milestone09-07-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has helped long-standing client Regus launch its 300th location in the UK.Shoosmiths leads on merger for top clinical research firm ORION25-06-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has advised the shareholders of ORION Clinical Services Ltd - a market-leading specialist Clinical Research Organisation - on its merger with Simbec Research Ltd.Phoenix letting sets Reading property market on fire24-06-2014Shoosmiths' real estate team has acted for Xafinity Consulting, in a deal that will see the company relocate from Greyfriars Road in Reading to Phoenix, a prestigious new office on Station Hill.Shoosmiths wins multiple awards - including best graduate employer24-06-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has scooped three high-profile award wins in as many weeks - underpinning its reputation for being the best graduate employer in the UK's legal sector.Business leaders spotlight regional challenges in Thames Valley23-06-2014National law firm Shoosmiths teamed up with RBS and KPMG for the Thames Valley Business Leaders' Dinner in Reading last week.Shoosmiths makes strategic hire with wealth expert18-06-2014National law firm Shoosmiths is growing its wealth protection team with the strategic hire of Jane Whitfield. Jane joins Shoosmiths from Wellers Law Group where she was senior solicitor in the private client and charity law teams.Shoosmiths supports Northampton cricket and game at Campbell Park16-06-2014Shoosmiths is sponsoring Northampton County Cricket Club for a whole season and supporting a Royal London One Day Cup cricket game between Northants Cricket's Steelbacks and Worcestershire Royals, on Tuesday 29 July at Campbell Park in Milton Keynes.Shoosmiths wins Local Impact Award at Business in the Community's Responsible Business Awards12-06-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has been recognised for its impact in the South East of England as part of Business in the Community's 2014 Responsible Business Awards. Shoosmiths shortlisted for double at Manchester's annual Women in Business Awards09-06-2014Shoosmiths is pleased to announce two key partners have been shortlisted for the Manchester Downtown in Business Women in Business Awards.Shoosmiths scores hat-trick at Solent Deals Awards06-06-2014National law firm Shoosmiths was successful again at the annual Solent Deals Awards last night in Southampton - for the third year running.Shoosmiths brings in Manchester's leading creative and digital team27-05-2014Shoosmiths has strengthened its intellectual property (IP) and creative industries offering in Manchester by bringing in partner, Laura Harper and associate, Carol Isherwood.New appointments boost Shoosmiths banking team23-05-2014The banking team at national law firm Shoosmiths continues to expand with two new members brought into its Manchester office.Handling data securely is vital, advises expert23-05-2014Shoosmiths' head of data protection, Aisling Duffy, has advised companies holding data to protect it carefully.Bruntwood signs deal to increase 4G connectivity to Greater Manchester19-05-2014Bruntwood has signed a deal with Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Limited (CTIL), that will enhance 4G mobile coverage for Greater Manchester businesses and residents.Homeless charity opens new premises with a little help from their friends19-05-2014National law firm Shoosmiths and commercial property advisor GVA have given pro-bono advice to a leading Manchester homeless charity after a surge of homelessness forced it to move premises.Shoosmiths celebrates first year at Colmore Square16-05-2014Shoosmiths is celebrating its first year in one of Birmingham's most prestigious office buildingsShoosmiths help CBRE move up to Temple Row15-05-2014The Birmingham office of national law firm Shoosmiths has advised global real estate services firm CBRE on their move to 55 Temple Row in the city.Shoosmiths host launch of new-look Colmore Square12-05-2014Shoosmiths has hosted a drinks reception organised by Colmore Business District to mark the grand opening of the newly renovated Colmore Square in the heart of Birmingham.Shoosmiths advises on ground-breaking report02-05-2014Shoosmiths has contributed to a ground-breaking report from the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Money Advice Trust that will help vulnerable people receive better service. Four new partners among 18 Shoosmiths promotions01-05-2014Shoosmiths has announced four new partners in the firm's May promotions.Shoosmiths real estate team advises on key deals01-05-2014Shoosmiths has acted for McKay Securities PLC on two key property acquisitions in London and Surrey.Hitachi Rail Europe completes £2.7 billion deal to build new state-of-the-art trains28-04-2014On 16th April 2014, the Department for Transport and Agility Trains East, with its shareholders Hitachi Rail Europe & John Laing Investments, achieved financial close for the East Coast Main Line fleet of trains for the DfT's Intercity Express Programme.Shoosmiths advises Palatine Private Equity on Gusto MBO22-04-2014The private equity team at national law firm Shoosmiths has advised funds managed by Palatine Private Equity on the management buyout (MBO) of Gusto Restaurants and Bars from restaurant group Living Ventures.Shoosmiths caps success in Scotland with win at Scott+Co Scottish Legal Awards21-03-2014Shoosmiths Edinburgh team capped recent successes, such as their appointment to the legal panel advising Dumfries & Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP), with a win for the private client team at the prestigious Scottish Legal Awards 2014.Shoosmiths acts for Kondor in MBO18-03-2014National law firm Shoosmiths has acted for the shareholders of Kondor Limited in a management buyout transaction backed by HIG Capital, allowing chairman and founder of Kondor, Malcolm Bartlett, to exit the business.Shoosmiths advises on £40m sale of digital marketing business11-03-2014Shoosmiths has advised the sellers on the £40 million sale of digital marketing agency Realise to St Ives plc, the UK's leading provider of marketing solutions and publishing services.New senior associate will help drive employment team forward in Scotland07-03-2014Shoosmiths has continued to drive forward development of its national employment team with the appointment of a new senior associate in its Edinburgh office.Shoosmiths advises LDC on investment in GMG Property Services27-02-2014Shoosmiths corporate team has advised LDC on its investment to support the £17.8m management buyout of GMG Property Services, the UK's leading provider of software services to estate agents.Shoosmiths' key role in cross-border sale to Deutsche Borse13-02-2014Shoosmiths corporate specialists have played a leading role in a cross-border deal stretching from Europe to the Far East.Shoosmiths Edinburgh appointed to Dumfries & Galloway housing panel07-02-2014Shoosmiths has become one of five law firms that will provide legal advice to Scotland's second largest housing association.New planning partners arrive at Shoosmiths03-02-2014Shoosmiths' planning team has invested in two new partner appointments to extend its national reach.Shoosmiths backs ambitious One Stop on franchises30-01-2014Shoosmiths is providing legal advice to ambitious convenience chain One Stop on its move into franchising.Shoosmiths helps McKay secure £6m office building21-01-2014Shoosmiths real estate specialists have advised McKay Securities PLC on the £6m freehold purchase of 1 Crown Square, Woking.Hot 100 double for Shoosmiths15-01-2014Shoosmiths has two entries in this year's The Lawyer Hot 100 2014. Chief executive Claire Rowe is included in the 13-strong management group; while partner Emma Gibson is among 12 leading corporate lawyers.Shoosmiths' Chell among most powerful in car finance09-01-2014The head of Shoosmiths' asset finance team is among the 50 most influential and powerful people in UK car finance.Shoosmiths ranked top national firm for client satisfaction20-12-2013Shoosmiths has been ranked number one in the national category of the Legal Week Client Satisfaction Report 2013.Merry Christmas, Barnardo's10-12-2013Everyone is starting to get into the festive spirit, and Shoosmiths is working hard to provide good cheer for the tremendous work of our national charity, which at the moment is Barnardo's.New partner will help drive commercial team forward09-12-2013Shoosmiths is continuing to drive forward development of its national commercial team with the appointment of a new partner.More success at Mortgage Finance Gazette awards02-12-2013Shoosmiths' Recoveries Services Group (RSG) has won Mortgage Finance Gazette's Customer Service/Treating Customers Fairly award for a second year running.Pivotal hire as property market builds momentum29-11-2013Increasing momentum in the housing market has prompted Shoosmiths to make another important appointment aimed at helping housebuilder clients keep up with rising demand. Shoosmiths scores AllAboutLaw awards hat-trick22-11-2013Shoosmiths has bagged a hat-trick of wins at the AllAboutLaw Top Law Firms for Training Contracts and Vacation Schemes Awards 2013-14.Shoosmiths advises on £15.9m Virgin Wines buy-out21-11-2013Shoosmiths' Manchester corporate and banking team has advised on the £15.9m management buy-out of leading online wine retailer Virgin Wines - which has a significant part of its operations in the North West. Shoosmiths advises on care home acquisition21-11-2013Shoosmiths has advised long-term client August Equity LLP on the acquisition of Anglia Retirement Homes Ltd.Shoosmiths helps Park Holidays seal £172m share sale19-11-2013Shoosmiths has helped a leading holiday park operator complete the sale of its entire issued share capital in a deal worth £172m.Shoosmiths helps Psycle gear up for City launch15-11-2013A team of Shoosmiths legal specialists have provided advice to former CEO of Fitness First, Colin Waggett, for the launch of his new indoor cycling concept, Psycle London.Frankfurt debate ponders digital content resale issues21-10-2013Shoosmiths' Laurence Kaye has helped highlight problems concerning resale of digital content that could hit publishers, consumers and libraries.Graduates vote Shoosmiths best law firm to work for 17-10-2013Shoosmiths has been voted by graduates the best law firm to work for - bettering last year's second place.New partner for Shoosmiths banking team16-10-2013Shoosmiths has appointed a new partner to its successful banking team.Shoosmiths helps Allied London buy ITV Granada studios15-10-2013New partner is Shoosmiths energy catalyst14-10-2013Shoosmiths has appointed a new partner to head its growing Energy Group.New regulatory developments, businesses warned14-10-2013Shoosmiths' head of recoveries services compliance, Diane Forster has warned businesses to be aware of the impact of new regulatory developments which have recently come into force.Shoosmiths shortlisted twice for debt collection awards09-10-2013Shoosmiths has been shortlisted in two categories for the Credit Today Debt Collection Awards 2013.Shoosmiths launches data protection e-learning tool04-10-2013Data protection specialists at national law firm Shoosmiths have launched a data protection e-learning tool to help businesses which process personal data to stay within the law.Make it easier to manage online identities, businesses urged02-10-2013Businesses have been urged to use technology to make it easier for people to manage their online identities - while consumers must accept not all data sharing is 'bad'.Partner hire strengthens Shoosmiths' IP offering27-09-2013Shoosmiths has hired a new partner to strengthen its intellectual property (IP) offering.Shoosmiths wins high profile public transport work26-09-2013Shoosmiths is to advise on one of the West Midlands' most important and high profile public transport projects.Shoosmiths advises Octopus on Calastone investment23-09-2013Shoosmiths corporate team has advised long standing client Octopus Investments on its further funding of Calastone, the independent cross-border transaction network for the global funds industry.Shoosmiths hire adds new dimension to regulatory team20-09-2013Shoosmiths has brought a new dimension to its regulatory team with the hire of Jeremy Bouch.New product launch: Shoosmiths flicks switch on Spotlight04-09-2013Shoosmiths has launched an innovative new, fixed-priced contract analysis service.Shoosmiths promotes 18 to associate02-09-2013Shoosmiths has made 18 associate promotions for 2013.Shoosmiths advises on Provexis demerger 30-08-2013Corporate specialists at Shoosmiths have advised Provexis, the sports nutrition and life science group, on the demerger of its Science in Sport division.McKay turns to Shoosmiths once again09-08-2013National law firm Shoosmiths has advised McKay Securities PLC on its freehold acquisition of Columbia House, Farnborough.Partner hire swells winning Manchester corporate team23-07-2013A new partner hire has swelled Shoosmiths' corporate team in Manchester to eight.Shoosmiths negotiates significant deal for IntelliFlo23-07-2013Shoosmiths has advised the shareholders of IntelliFlo Ltd - a market-leading software provider to the financial services sector - on its buyout backed by HgCapital.Shoosmiths rated best legal employer19-07-2013Shoosmiths has finished top overall of the Legal Week Employee Satisfaction Report 2013.New partner to head Manchester property litigation team19-07-2013Shoosmiths has hired a new partner to head its Manchester property litigation team.Shoosmiths at Olympic marina plaque unveiling 19-07-2013A Shoosmiths partner was among guests invited to see Lord Coe unveil a plaque at Portland Marina, which hosted sailing the events at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.Shoosmiths among advisers at £350m biorefinery launch17-07-2013Shoosmiths - which advised Vivergo Fuels on the UK's largest biorefinery - was among guests invited to attend the official opening of the £350m plant.Shoosmiths corporate lawyer ranked in Chambers 10017-07-2013Sean Wright, a corporate partner at national law firm Shoosmiths, has been ranked in The Chambers 100 - a newly launched prestigious list of the best 100 business lawyers in the UK.Associate to head housing management litigation team11-07-2013A new associate has been brought in to head Shoosmiths' housing management litigation team, advising social landlords and local authorities.Shoosmiths' Kaye addresses Outsell gathering10-07-2013Shoosmiths partner Laurence Kaye has addressed a meeting of the world's only research and advisory firm focused solely on media, information, and technology.High-flying corporate team scoops national award win01-07-2013Shoosmiths' national corporate team is celebrating once again after being named 'Law Firm of the Year' at the prestigious M&A Awards, 2013.Shoosmiths helps Regus extend mobile working platform25-06-2013Shoosmiths has helped the world's largest provider of flexible workspaces expand its offering to workers on the move.Shoosmiths wins coveted HealthInvestor award13-06-2013A team of Shoosmiths corporate specialists has won a coveted health sector award.Shoosmiths advises learndirect on double purchase13-06-2013Corporate specialists at Shoosmiths have advised learndirect on two linked acquisitions of training businesses.Shoosmiths supports Aldermore's participation in Funding for Lending Scheme13-06-2013Aldermore, the new British 'challenger' bank, is being provided with legal support by national law firm Shoosmiths, as it continues to participate in the government backed Funding for Lending scheme (FLS). Shoosmiths helps McKay buy prime development site12-06-2013Real estate and planning specialists at Shoosmiths have helped a client secure a prime development site.Shoosmiths advises on £82m train manufacturing plant 11-06-2013Shoosmiths has helped finalise agreements for a new £82m train assembly plant that is expected to create hundreds of jobs in the North East.Shoosmiths helps NorthEdge take majority stake in Jigsaw2405-06-2013Shoosmiths' Shaun McCabe has acted as part of a team of experts to NorthEdge Capital to acquire a majority stake in Jigsaw24.'Lawyer of the Year' second year running30-05-2013Shoosmiths Emma Gibson has defended her title of Lawyer of the Year at the Thames Valley Deals Awards, 2013.Shoosmiths' employment team boosted by new arrival30-05-2013Shoosmiths' Nottingham-based employment team has boosted its team with the appointment of associate Michael Briggs.Saltire Court hosts Scottish Tourism Alliance24-05-2013ACH Shoosmiths' new Edinburgh home has hosted a meeting of the Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) advisory council.Shoosmiths helps clinch £110m deal for Marston's22-05-2013National law firm Shoosmiths has teamed up with DCLM Commercial Property to help clinch a £110m deal for the public house giant, Marston's.Red tape could block access to £440m tech cash21-05-2013Technology companies excited at the prospect of sharing in a new £440m fund have been warned to temper their enthusiasm.ACH Shoosmiths completes Saltire Court move01-05-2013ACH Shoosmiths has opened its new offices at the heart of Edinburgh's business and financial district.Shoosmiths sets £60,000 Barnardo's target01-05-2013Shoosmiths employees have chosen Barnardo's as the firm's new national charity.Hot-streak corporate team strengthened by new partner24-04-2013Shoosmiths' corporate team - on a hot-streak of deals success - aims to maintain its run with the recruitment of a new partner.Partner hire brings 21 years' real estate experience22-04-2013A new partner at Shoosmiths has brought with him 21 years' real estate experience.Six new partners among 22 Shoosmiths promotions16-04-2013Six new partners are among 22 promotions at Shoosmiths.Professional Discipline team gets own website10-04-2013Shoosmiths' Professional Discipline team has revealed its own website.Publishing specialist chairs London Book Fair seminar 08-04-2013Shoosmiths' new publishing and digital media specialist is to chair a seminar at The London Book Fair.Shoosmiths reaches Manchester milestone22-03-2013Shoosmiths has reached 100 employees at its Manchester office.Shoosmiths advises on Chase Templeton acquisition 13-03-2013Corporate specialists at Shoosmiths have helped one of the UK's leading private medical and protection insurance brokers make its first acquisition since securing growth funding.Fast work as Shoosmiths completes multi-million pound office sale08-03-2013Shoosmiths real estate specialists have advised on the multi-million pound sale and leaseback of a client's multi-let freehold office building.CIH Scotland Annual Conference and Exhibition 201305-03-2013The social housing team from Shoosmiths' Edinburgh office will be exhibiting at the Chartered Institute of Housing Annual Conference and Exhibition, at Glasgow's SECC, from 12-14 March.Shoosmiths adds publishing and digital media specialist28-02-2013National law firm Shoosmiths is to add a leading publishing and digital media specialist to its commercial offering.Shoosmiths role in $57m sale PIMS Group sale to Xylem28-02-2013National law firm Shoosmiths has advised PIMS Group on its sale to Xylem Inc. New Shoosmiths partner to solve business disputes21-02-2013A new partner appointment at Shoosmiths has added commercial litigation expertise to its Manchester office.Shoosmiths helps secure funding for Celaton19-02-2013Shoosmiths' Milton Keynes-based corporate team has helped secure a £2.5m investment for software company Celaton.Shoosmiths helps save Cloggs jobs15-02-2013A Shoosmiths restructuring and insolvency specialist has helped a leading online footwear retailer save jobs.Further additions to Shoosmiths pensions team11-02-2013National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed partner Tracey Hemingway to its pensions team, together with documentation specialist Steve Phillips.Shoosmiths on Government Procurement Service Legal Services Framework Agreement11-02-2013Shoosmiths has been appointed to the Government Procurement Service Legal Services framework agreement.Shoosmiths helps Chase Templeton secure private equity growth funding08-02-2013Private equity and banking specialists at Shoosmiths have helped one of the UK's leading private medical and protection insurance brokers secure funding to enable growth of its business both organically and by acquisition.Shoosmiths advises SecureData on its first bolt-on deal30-01-2013National law firm Shoosmiths has advised August Equity's SecureData Europe on its acquisition of Quadrant Networks.Shoosmiths up for top customer satisfaction award30-01-2013Shoosmiths' commitment to helping clients' customers who have mental health issues has put it in line for a top customer satisfaction prize.Shoosmiths in top three for deal volume16-01-2013Shoosmiths has been ranked number three in the UK Experian Corpfin Advisor League Tables and M&A for volume of deals done in 2012.Record month as housebuilder reservations defy doom mongers03-01-2013Shoosmiths has recorded its best month for new homes plot sales since the firm started formally recording data nearly nine years ago.Shoosmiths CEO Claire Rowe looks ahead to 201331-12-2012Happy New Year from everyone at Shoosmiths! We hope 2013 will be a happy and productive year for all.Merry Christmas from Shoosmiths10-12-2012Everyone here is starting to get into the festive spirit and we are channelling our Yuletide energies into supporting our national charity, which at the moment is Macmillan Cancer Support.New partner widens Shoosmiths' pensions scope07-12-2012Shoosmiths has extended the scope of its pensions team with a partner hire in Manchester.Double success at Mortgage Finance Gazette awards28-11-2012Shoosmiths' Recoveries Services Group (RSG) has scored a double at this year's Mortgage Finance Gazette Awards.Shoosmiths tops diversity table for second year running15-11-2012Shoosmiths has topped the UK's leading diversity table for the second year running.Shoosmiths on the up in Chambers UK rankings05-11-2012Shoosmiths has seen 32% of its submissions move up in the latest legal rankings published by Chambers UK.Shoosmiths advises August Equity on £111m sale24-10-2012Shoosmiths has advised the selling shareholders, including August Equity LLP (August Equity) on its £111m sale of Enara Group Limited (Enara) to MITIE Group PLC (MITIE).Shoosmiths’ national charity effort pays off17-10-2012Shoosmiths has raised more than £3,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support by taking part in its annual 'World's Biggest Coffee Event'Shoosmiths advises on quick-fire MBO for a2e17-10-2012Shoosmiths' corporate team has helped a Manchester venture capitalist back the management buyout of a specialist maker of aluminum doors and windows.Shoosmiths enjoys Legal 500 success12-10-2012Shoosmiths has recorded across-the-board improvements in the new Legal 500 rankings.ACH Shoosmiths opens for business01-10-2012ACH Shoosmiths is launched today (Monday 1 October). It is the result of a merger between top 40 national law firm Shoosmiths and Edinburgh-based Archibald Campbell & Harley.Shoosmiths to attend 2012 Pharmacy Show at NEC28-09-2012Shoosmiths' professional discipline team will be making its annual visit to the Pharmacy Show at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham on 30 September and 1 October.Graduates vote Shoosmiths a top company to work for13-09-2012Shoosmiths has been voted one of the top law firms for graduates to work for.Conference success helps put Shoosmiths on world map11-09-2012The Shoosmiths-hosted World Services Group 10th Annual Conference has been hailed a resounding success.Law firms face three 'drivers of change' - Susskind06-09-2012Law firms are facing three main 'drivers of change', according to Professor Richard Susskind.Shoosmiths advises Autologic on its sale to Stobart20-08-2012Shoosmiths has advised client Autologic Holdings plc on its £12m sale to Stobart Holdings Limited, a subsidiary of Stobart Group Limited.Shoosmiths launches £50,000 Macmillan charity partnership14-08-2012Shoosmiths has launched its national charity partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support.Shoosmiths team behind a2e's lightning strike 14-08-2012A multi-discipline team from Shoosmiths has helped a Manchester venture capitalist buy a defence and aerospace manufacturer.Susskind will deliver world conference keynote speech10-08-2012Professor Richard Susskind OBE has been revealed as keynote speaker at the Shoosmiths-hosted World Services Group 10th Annual Conference, in London.A new look for Shoosmiths05-08-2012Shoosmiths today (6 August) revealed a different look for its brand and the launch of a new website.Shoosmiths helps £4.5 billion rail contract get on track27-07-2012Shoosmiths has helped client Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE) secure a £4.5 billion contract to build and service new trains for the next 30 years.Success for Shoosmiths at LawWorks Pro Bono Awards23-07-2012Shoosmiths has been celebrating its second year of success at the 2012 LawWorks Pro Bono Awards.Red Bull High Court trade mark victory should reassure brand owners19-07-2012Shoosmiths has secured an important High Court victory for client Red Bull, which should reassure owners of household name brands seeking to prevent rivals infringing famous trade marks.Krispy Kreme win is sweet success13-07-2012Shoosmiths has become sole legal services provider to Krispy Kreme UK Limited.Shoosmiths to host global network's 10th annual conference11-07-2012Delegates from law firms around the world will descend on London for the World Services Group 10th Annual Conference, in September.Shoosmiths adds professional discipline to its regulatory offering26-06-2012Shoosmiths has recruited a professional discipline specialist to develop a new team at its Manchester office.Merger sees Shoosmiths move into Scotland22-06-2012Shoosmiths is to merge with Scottish law firm Archibald Campbell & Harley.Shoosmiths named 'highly commended employer'14-05-2012Shoosmiths has been recognised as a 'highly commended employer' by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).Clean sweep for Shoosmiths at Deals Awards02-05-2012Shoosmiths was the legal star of the show at the Thames Valley & Solent Deals Awards, 2012 after winning both of the legal categories.Shoosmiths advises Patriot Aerospace on its latest acquisition25-04-2012Corporate specialists at Shoosmiths have advised Patriot Aerospace on its acquisition of commercial helicopter charter specialist Veritair Aviation.Seven new partners among 2012 promotions17-04-2012Seven new partners are among 16 promotions at Shoosmiths.Shoosmiths advises MML Capital Partners on fourth deal05-04-2012Shoosmiths' Birmingham corporate team has advised MML Capital Partners on the sale of Virginia-based Cableform Inc to Hubbell Inc.Shoosmiths helps save jobs04-04-2012National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Unitech Industries on its recent acquisition of the business and assets of AMI Blaymires Limited.Final step in move to single case management platform28-03-2012All Shoosmiths' financial services dispute resolution and recoveries departments are now using a single case management platform, following the completion of a £1.2m migration project.'Direct and accessible' briefings are among most downloaded20-03-2012Legal briefings and updates written by Shoosmiths specialists are among the best and most popular on the Legal Week Law website.Commercial team next for Shoosmiths' Manchester office09-03-2012Shoosmiths has added a commercial offering at its Manchester office. It comes hot on the heels of the new planning team, announced in December.Shoosmiths strengthens competition law offering28-02-2012Shoosmiths has strengthened its competition law offering with the hire of a new partner.