Shoosmiths

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Shoosmiths has opened an office in Brussels and recruited experienced lawyer Kiran Desai to meet growing client demand for European Union competition, regulatory and trade law advice. Dual-qualified in Belgium and in England and Wales, Mr Desai was previously the EU competition law leader at EY Law

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Just a week after being named law firm of the year in The Herald Law Awards of Scotland, over 100 representatives of Scotland’s business community helped Shoosmiths’ team in Glasgow celebrate the official opening of their new c.5000sq ft of leased office space within The Garment Factory

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Setting emissions targets is crucial for companies with complexity across sectors, technologies and business structures. However, this is often the easy part, according to an insight paper from Cornwall Insight and Shoosmiths: Unlocking net zero strategies for businesses. The report explores the pot

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Shoosmiths has announced partner David Jackson is to become its CEO from next May. Simon Boss, who remains CEO at Shoosmiths alongside chairperson Peter Duff, did not stand for re-election.

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Pictured (L-R): Michael McLaughlin, head of employment law for Shoosmiths in Scotland, Fiona Cameron, banking partner and Barry McKeown, real estate partner and head of the Glasgow office. Shoosmiths will move into its new c.5000sq ft of leased office space at The Garment Factory on Montrose Street

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Shoosmiths has announced that three partners of the firm have been appointed to managerial roles within its operations. Janette Speed, real estate partner and previously head of Edinburgh has been officially named head of Scotland for Shoosmiths. She will assume overarching responsibility to spearhe

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The number of venture capital ‘megadeals’ in the UK has increased tenfold over the last decade, according to a report by Shoosmiths in partnership with data platform Beauhurst. Ten years ago saw just five ‘megadeals’ – where £50 million or more was invested into U

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Shoosmiths' average profit per equity partner (PEP) rose sharply by 41 per cent to £658,000, according to its latest financial results. The firm also announced turnover of £167.9 million for the year to April 2021, an increase of nine per cent on last year's figure of £154.1m.

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Shoosmiths has signed a deal for a permanent office in the heart of Glasgow’s innovation district. The firm will lease c.5000 sq ft of space on the fifth floor of The Garment Factory – a restored historic city centre building on Montrose Street. Other tenants include broadcaster Channel

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Shoosmiths has made seven appointments across several teams in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Lauren Miller, who joins from Shepherd and Wedderburn, has been appointed as legal director in the Glasgow-based real estate team. She adds further expertise in the residential/housebuilder and commercial developme

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Shoosmiths has been awarded Investors In People Platinum accreditation. This accolade puts Shoosmiths in the top two per cent of the tens of thousands of companies assessed throughout Investors in People’s history.

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Shoosmiths has paid tribute to its former head of real estate Steve Dougherty, who passed away last week at the age of 59 following a battle with cancer. Mr Dougherty trained with Morton Fraser before joining Archibald Campbell and Harley. After the firm merged with Shoosmiths in 2012, he became hea

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Shoosmiths has cut 43 roles, including one in Scotland, after finding more efficient ways of working across the business during lockdown. The Scottish post was a business support role.

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The corporate team at Shoosmiths has advised Extreme E in securing additional funding. Extreme E is an international off-road racing series that brings electric racing to remote parts of the world to highlight climate change challenges.

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