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Frequently asked questions – In person events

If you are joining our next in person event, these FAQs should help prepare you and provide all the relevant information you need ahead of time.

How is Shoosmiths responding to COVID-19?

We are closely following government guidance on COVID-19 and our offices are now open in all locations. We have the following measures in place for all staff and on-person events:

  • We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment
  • We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with guidance
  • High-traffic areas and touchpoints will be sanitised frequently and hand-sanitising stations are located throughout the office, meeting rooms and washroom areas
  • All our offices have 24 hour fresh air ventilation during building occupation
  • Our staff and visitors are advised to wear masks when moving around our offices and when meeting in confined spaces, but it is on a voluntary basis

Please do not attend this event if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, have had a positive COVID-19 test, have arrived back from a country which requires a period of isolation on return or been told to isolate by the NHS. We do encourage you to take a lateral flow test before coming to the event. Lateral flow tests can be collected from any chemist or ordered from the government website Order coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow tests - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

If you have any questions regarding any of our events or any concerns regarding our Covid safety measures, please contact Debbie Annison-Kidd, Events Manager and we will try to address them. 

Are your events open to anyone?

We would be delighted to welcome any of our clients and contacts to our events. Our website lists the details of all our events and how you can register. If you’d like to find out more then please contact the events team.

How do I cancel my place at an upcoming seminar?

If you find you are no longer able to join us, then please do let the events team know at your earliest convenience so that your place can be reallocated.

Where can I sign up to receive mailings or update my mailing preferences?

To subscribe to our alerts and receive our latest insights and legal updates, please sign up here. You can also keep your details and preferences updated by logging into our preference manager.

How do I find out about your office location?

To find out more about our office location, including directions and a downloadable map please see our location pages here.

Is there any parking available?

We do have parking available at some of our office locations, which you will need to book before you arrive. To find out more then please email the events team.

Are our offices accessible for all?

Yes, our offices are accessible for all. Lifts are available, where applicable up to the client suites in all locations.

Will there be handout materials available on the day?

As our environmental conscience continues to grow, reducing the amount of paper we use is just one of the ways we are trying to help. Any supporting materials from our events will be provided to you via email upon registration at the venue, on the day. We will offer notepaper at all our events to ensure you can get the best from attending. If you require a hard copy for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact the events team ahead of the session and we will do our upmost to assist you.

Where can I provide feedback?

Your feedback is important to us. It will enable us to tailor future events more closely to your needs. We would welcome your comments, good or bad via our events team.

Will there be WiFi available?

Yes, WiFi is available to all our guests and details will be provided upon arrival.

Is there a cloakroom where I can keep my coat and bag?

Most of our offices have a dedicated cloakroom, where you can keep your coat and any luggage you may be travelling with. Cloakrooms are not staffed and we do encourage you to keep your most valuable possessions with you.

Can I see the delegate list from the event?

Unfortunately, due to GDPR we are unable to share details of other guests at any of our events.

Will refreshments be provided?

Refreshments will vary according to the type of event and time of day, but teas and coffees will always be available! The events team should be notified by email of any dietary requirements as soon as possible.

Is there a dress code?

Business attire or smart casual. Just remember now we are attending events in-person, make sure you don’t come in your pyjama bottoms.

Can I bring a colleague?

We would be delighted to welcome any of our clients and contacts to our events. Please ensure that any additional guests register using our online RSVP form, so that we are able to cater for them at the event.