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We have grown quickly in recent years, enhancing our reputation and increasing turnover, which now stands at almost £100m. Now an established Top 30 national law firm, we have eight offices, the latest of which opened in Manchester, in January 2009. Our growth has been driven by a commercially driven strategy of seizing opportunities in a changing market, while at the same time staying close to our clients and providing them with the best possible legal advice. At the same time, we have developed an excellent work/life balance alongside an enterprising culture, one that has acted as a magnet for some of the brightest and best legal talent. It is this that has enabled us to expand organically. Culture and brand help us stand out, and our strong values programme is reinforced at every job interview, promotion opportunity, and performance and development review. We believe that a service-oriented, client-centred law firm stands the best chance of thriving as the much anticipated Legal Services Act approaches, and the significant changes it will bring. And in February 2010 we announced Access Legal from Shoosmiths, a new brand bringing together more than 100 consumer services in seven areas: conveyancing; employment law advice; legal disputes; medical negligence solicitors; motoring law; personal injury solicitors; and Wills, family and wealth. Its aim is to make legal services easily accessible to consumers, while at the same time complementing Shoosmiths' corporate client offering.

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HR and the GDPR: how is consent changing?

This article examines what will be required for valid consent to processing data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how employers should be preparing for that.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 25 May 2017 | Practice Area: Company Administration

The Age of Advertising

The Advertising Standards Authority (the 'ASA') is constantly developing its rules and guidance with a view to protecting the public. This briefing looks at the latest developments.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 23 May 2017 | Practice Area: Non Governmental Organisations

Disability discrimination: are multiple choice tests fair for all?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has considered whether a job applicant with Asperger's syndrome was indirectly discriminated against for being required to sit a multiple choice test in the recruitment process.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 17 May 2017 | Practice Area: Employment

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Internet providers ordered to block streaming of Premier League

This article looks at the recent decision of The Football Association Premier League Limited V British Telecommunications and Ors. [2017] EWHC 480.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 15 May 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

Changes to the environmental impact assessment regime

From 16 May 2017, new rules apply to the environmental impact assessment regime in England with the introduction of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 11 May 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

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The increasing use of estoppel in construction disputes

This Shoosmiths briefing discusses the increasing use of estoppel in construction disputes.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 09 May 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Government agrees to quashing of decision on Aylesbury Estate CPO

Sajid Javid's decision last September to refuse to confirm the London Borough of Southwark's request for compulsory purchase powers on human rights grounds caused ripples to run through the CPO profession.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 05 May 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

A Knotty problem

A recent court decision has highlighted the risks to landowners with Japanese Knotweed on their land of allowing it to spread to adjoining land.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 03 May 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

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Employers, are you ready for the new EU data protection regime?

This briefing looks at the implications for UK employers and what they need to do to prepare for the changes ahead.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 28 April 2017 | Practice Area: Company Administration

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Redundancy: to pool or not to pool?

When embarking on a redundancy process, one of the first things for an employer to consider is the pool from which to select employees for redundancy.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 26 April 2017 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

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