UK law firm Shoosmiths is proud to have received excellent results in both the Legal 500 and Chambers UK legal directories this year.
The firm achieved a tremendous result in the Legal 500 with 115 practice areas ranked, and 31 ‘Top Tier’ rankings, with 25 practice areas moving up a tier. Also 17 practice areas were newly ranked for the first time in the 2021 UK Guide, which launched in late September 2020. 55 of Shoosmiths partners were selected as Leading Individuals and 21 partners ranked as Next Generation.
Shoosmiths’ London saw new rankings in nine new practice areas, bringing Shoosmiths City office rankings to 19 separate table entries and Shoosmiths’ strength in corporate shined when the firm saw six positive ranking changes across 22 firmwide practice areas.
Chambers UK 2021, launched in October, recommends Shoosmiths across 65 practice areas, 18 as top ranked band one practice areas. Seven practice areas are now recognised as UK-Wide specialists including Private Equity Venture Capital Investments, Health & Safety and a new ranking for Education (Individuals).
In addition, Shoosmiths continues to be recognised as a National Leader in 10 practice areas across the UK, including Band 1 national leader rankings for Shoosmiths Real Estate, Information Technology and Employment teams.
Shoosmiths’ CEO, Simon Boss, said the results reinforced Shoosmiths ability to continue to attract and retain incredible talent and to offer leading legal services across a full-service proposition.
"We are very proud that Shoosmiths has been recognised across such a wide range of ranking tables again this year. It shows that by staying close to our clients, anticipating their needs and delivering innovative solutions, Shoosmiths is realising its ambition to be the leading national law firm in the UK.
He added: “We’d like to thank our clients and referees for their exceptional feedback. These achievements would not be possible without the commitment of our collaborative teams across all departments in delivering the client experience we are famous for.”
Both guides continue to provide a credible, globally recognised assessment of the legal sector, by undertaking an annual comprehensive research programme and interviewing over 25,000 lawyers and their clients to provide a full, and in-depth analysis of law firms across the UK, listing only the best performing in the industry.
For 33 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, highlighting the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. Their research is based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.
Chambers and Partners has been a leading source of legal market intelligence for over 30 years and is one of the most internationally renowned legal directories. Researched annually by an independent and expert team, the guide is aimed at clients of legal services.