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Shoosmiths recognised in top tier rankings in The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners

Shoosmiths CEO Simon Boss says a commitment to clients, a cutting edge approach and delivering collaborative solutions are key to the firm’s results in this year’s leading legal directories results.

In The Legal 500, Shoosmiths has been recommended as a top tier firm across an impressive 25 practice areas with 29 practice areas moving up a tier. A further 82 practice areas were recommended firmwide - ranging from real estate to corporate and commercial and private client.

Chambers UK recommends Shoosmiths across 56 practice areas, 14 as top ranked band one practice areas including real estate, private client, employment and information technology. 5 practice areas gained first time rankings including a UK-Wide recognition for Private Equity Venture Capital Investments and Real Estate in Yorkshire. In addition Shoosmiths continues to be recognised as a National Leader in 10 practice areas across the UK.

Shoosmiths CEO Simon Boss said the results reinforced Shoosmiths ability to continue to attract and retain incredible talent and to offer world-class legal services across a whole host of practice areas.

"We are incredibly proud to be recognised across such a wide range of ranking tables again this year," he added. "It shows that by staying close to our clients, anticipating their needs and delivering collaborative solutions to all of their legal requirements Shoosmiths is realising its ambition to be the leading national law firm in the UK. We’d like to thank our clients and referees for their amazing feedback. We also know that our achievements would not be possible without our tremendous Shoosmiths teams across all departments.”

Both directories 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 32 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, highlighting highlight 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.

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