With one of the largest multi-disciplinary real estate practices in the UK, Shoosmiths brings leading insight and expertise to any property transaction or dispute, regardless of size or complexity, ensuring a highly-skilled and commercial approach that goes beyond simply advising on ‘the law’.
It’s not just what we do, though. It’s also how we do it.
National expertise, local insight
Shoosmiths delivers national solutions supplemented with local knowledge, allowing us to bring the best of both worlds to our clients’ transactions. With 13 locations across the UK, our knowledge of our cities and regions, as well as the connections we have in the local markets and sectors, means we can support our clients in a more intimate way, which factors in the nuances of those markets.
Getting to know you
Our solutions-focused approach means we take time to really understand our clients’ objectives and the drivers behind their deals. We like to get to know our clients, ensuring we fully align with their wider real estate ambitions and appreciate their diverse requirements and challenges. We want to understand their strategic drivers so that we can be proactive, intuitive and get them to their goals swiftly. One size does not fit all.
Delivering real estate projects which help shape the landscape and communities in which we live and work is a genuine motivator for our lawyers and at the heart of Shoosmiths’ real estate offering. Our lawyers are naturally inquisitive and excited both by the law and doing deals.
We love what we do and it shows.
The UK’s built environment is constantly evolving to meet the needs of a rapidly-changing world, meaning it is more important than ever to choose creative, responsive and efficient lawyers who are passionate about property. Through our involvement with industry bodies and relationships across all areas of the sector, we are constantly tracking and monitoring the impact of market trends and future legislative changes. We are always ready to innovate and think differently to deliver solutions that are right for our clients and which factor in the broader market outlook.
We also don’t simply see ourselves as ‘deal-doers’. Where possible, we act as ‘deal-makers’ – proactively looking for opportunities to bring clients and contacts together where there is a mutual interest. In short, we live and breathe real estate.
We also like to think that we are good people to do business with.
Shoosmiths works with leading funders, investors, developers, corporates and public sector organisations at a national, international and regional level and is recognised by Chambers as a Band 1 National Leader for real estate, as well as being a Top 10 UK real estate firm in The Lawyer’s Global Real Estate 50 (ranked by UK partners in the real estate sector). In 2021, the real estate division was shortlisted for six national awards, winning Legal/Professional Team of the Year at Property Week’s RESI Awards for the second year running.