Simon Boss is chief executive of Shoosmiths. He is responsible for driving forward the vision of the firm, which is to be the UK’s leading law firm famous for its superb client experience.

Before being elected to the role in 2018, Simon was national head of the firm’s real estate division, which over six years saw a 120% increase in income and 130% increase in profit.

Simon brings a first-hand understanding of the opportunities inherent in changing markets and the imperative of listening to, and innovating in response to, the needs of clients. Today’s client expects agility, quality, value, delivery – as well as a relatable, human touch – from the law firms they choose to work with.

As chief executive, Simon combines leadership and management of the firm’s core divisions (real estate, corporate, business advisory and personal advisory) and support directorates, and is focused on providing the unifying drive to take Shoosmiths into its next exciting chapter. Signature hallmarks of his leadership style include a strong commitment to diversity, fairness, empathy and humour.

Simon joined Shoosmiths in 2005 from a major UK firm and helped to spearhead the growth of the firm’s Birmingham office. He became real estate head in Birmingham and served on Shoosmiths’ strategic partnership council from 2009 to 2012 before stepping up to a place on the Shoosmiths board and the role of real estate divisional head in 2012.


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