Shoosmiths advised on more than 400 transactions with an aggregate deal value of £5 billion from January to December 2022. Corporate activity levels remained elevated throughout last year, with the firm's corporate team working across a record number of deals spanning private equity, mergers a
Ben Zielinski and Alice Gray explain the details of the Deposit Return Scheme. Scotland’s new Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) is due to come into force on 16 August 2023 as a result of the Deposit and Return Scheme for Scotland Regulations 2020.
Angela Robertson discusses the case of Alan King v Black Horse Limited and Park’s (Ayr) Limited. The Sheriff Appeal Court in Edinburgh has recently (January 2023) decided an appeal on whether a hirer under a hire purchase agreement is entitled to rely upon their rejection of a motor vehic
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
Andrew Foyle: The clock is ticking for financial services firms to plan for the FCA’s new consumer duty
Andrew Foyle, Daren Allen, and Jonathon Crook, partners within the financial services disputes and investigations group at law firm Shoosmiths, based in Edinburgh, London and Manchester respectively, comment on the FCA's new consumer duty. In the UK, the clock is ticking for financial services firms
On 31 July I was among the 17.4 million TV viewers who switched on to watch England beat Germany in the final of the UEFA Women’s European Championship. For England and sport fans alike it was an incredible spectacle – with a record 87,192 fans in Wembley Stadium producing an electric, a
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.
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
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.