Shoosmiths

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Politically and economically, 2022 was a tumultuous year. Despite an encouraging start, by the third quarter it was clear that Scotland’s property sector was being impacted by spiralling inflation, soaring energy costs and increasing interest rates, writes Barry McKeown. Yet, let me recall som

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Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport and Forth Green Freeport have been jointly selected by the Scottish and UK governments to become Scotland’s first Green Freeports. Following an assessment and selection process, the two winning bids will be supported by up to £52 million in sta

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Staff in Shoosmiths' Glasgow office Throughout December, staff in the Edinburgh and Glasgow offices of Shoosmiths entered into the Christmas spirit to help support and raise funds for their local charity partners.

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Pedro Martinez Losa, head coach of the Scotland Women’s National Football Team, was recently in Edinburgh to deliver a coaching session for talented U-18 players of Boroughmuir Thistle who are part of the National Academy Programme (NAP). He told the young players “to aim high and have t

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Shoosmiths is to begin imposing a £200 “levy” on lawyers who choose to travel for business by plane. The policy's aim is to encourage staff to reduce their carbon footprint in accordance with the firm's goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2025.

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The largest research study ever undertaken into female entrepreneurship highlights the disparity between male and female-led companies in Scotland and the rest of the UK.  Drawing on data from over 4.5 million businesses UK-wide, statistics from the accurate analysis by The Gender Index data re

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The corporate team at Shoosmiths has announced the appointment of two legal directors and two new associates across its Edinburgh and Glasgow offices. The team, led by Alison Gilson, corporate partner and head of the Edinburgh office has advised on £150 million worth of deals since January thi

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Shoosmiths has announced its year end results for FY 2021/22. Revenue at the firm has risen eight per cent to £181.8 million while net profits increased nine per cent to £60.7m and PEP increased by three per cent to £675,000.

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It has been well publicised that the Scottish Government is currently inviting applications from bidders to introduce the first two Green Freeports to Scotland. Applications from bidders to create Green Freeports opened on 25 March 2022 and the bidding process closes today (20 June). £52 milli

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Shoosmiths, which has offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, is to increase NQ salaries. The firm announced that salaries will rise by 16 per cent on November 1 this year.

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Shoosmiths has appointed three partners across its real estate teams in Glasgow and Edinburgh.  Ian McCann, previously with CMS has joined the Edinburgh office as a construction partner while Lyndsey O’Connor has joined the Glasgow office as a real estate partner from Dentons. Lauren Mill

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David Jackson has been made CEO of Shoosmiths, which has offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow. He takes over from Simon Boss, under whose tenure the firm grew substantially.

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Shoosmiths' Rachael McCallum and Grace Watson have both been promoted to senior associate. The firm has made 19 promotions across all four of its divisions: business advisory, corporate, personal advisory and real estate.

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