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Business details

Business type
UK business registered in Companies House
Number of employees
1,001-10,000 employees
Core industry
Legal services


UK registered company – number OC374987

Registered office address:

100 Avebury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 1FH


Company description

Shoosmiths is an award-winning, full-service UK law firm acting for clients who seek absolute expertise in the law, combined with immaculate service standards.

The firm has a UK-wide footprint, with offices in London, Edinburgh, Reading, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Nottingham, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Southampton and Belfast, making it one of the country’s leading national firms.

Unlike many other law firms, Shoosmiths’ growth has been organic, and not by mega-merger, which gives the firm a strong and cohesive culture, whose hallmarks are collegiality, trust and openness.

This culture has been key in attracting talented lawyers and staff to work for the firm (which has led to the firm being named a “Best Employer” for 13 years in succession by Legal Week). “Shoosmiths gets the people bit right” is a typical comment we hear back from clients - something that is better experienced than described, although the difference is often tangible - phone calls are answered promptly, support staff go out of their way to help, and lawyers really listen.

Having a strong, values-driven culture at its core has also allowed Shoosmiths to innovate and modernise in line with clients’ expectations, using technology for example where it improves responsiveness to clients. The firm is seen as ‘unstuffy’ in its approach, and relies less on size or tradition than on its crystal-clear focus on each client.

Shoosmiths is focused in the UK and works for its clients internationally through its status as the English member of the World Services Group, a worldwide network of the ‘best of breed’ law firms operating in more than 145+ jurisdictions.

In a rapidly-changing world, Shoosmiths acts as a strong ally on your behalf.

Products and services

Company incorporation, Employment, Land use planning, Intellectual property, Data protection and information assurance
Opening bank accounts, Insurance, Raising capital, Regulatory support, Mergers and acquisitions
Branding, Social media, Marketing, Advertising
Human resources
Staff management and progression
Management consulting
Product safety regulation and compliance, Strategy and long-term planning


Legal services

Shoosmiths case studies

Shoosmiths work with client Volkswagen Group (VWG)

How Shoosmiths worked collaboratively with client Volkswagen Group (VWG) to help deliver its new legal strategy and streamline its working relationships with external lawyers.

Ideaspatch - Encouraging Innovation

How Shoosmiths LLP worked with a serial entrepreneur to develop an innovative online platform that helps inventors gain advance funding for their patent applications.

Venture & development capital

Shoosmiths LLP is one of the most active law firms in the VC market, advising on nearly 100 institutional backed deals last year and high profile exits including Touchtype's sale to Microsoft.