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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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Business immigration series: TUPE transfers and the effect on migrant workers

This article focuses on the immigration matters that should be considered on a TUPE transfer.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 22 September 2017 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

The CMA launches a market study into the investment consultants sector

The Financial Conduct Authority, has made its first ever reference to the Competition and Markets Authority, asking it to carry out a full market investigation to ensure the market is operating competitively.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 21 September 2017 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes

CMA sends an open letter to the creative industries on competition law compliance

The Competition and Markets Authority is concerned that companies in the fashion, design and other creative industries do not have sufficient awareness of competition law.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 20 September 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

CMA cracks down on cartel risks in the estate agency sector

The CMA has issued guidance - and a further warning - to the estate agency sector. This article examines the key points.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 19 September 2017 | Practice Area: Competition

EU Court of Justice supports the economic analysis of exclusivity rebates

The EU Court of Justice's decision to refer the Intel case back to the General Court highlights the role of an economics based approach in determining whether exclusivity rebates breach competition law.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 18 September 2017 | Practice Area: Non-EU Competition Law

The Data Protection Bill: Are you ready?

The government published the Data Protection Bill on 14 September 2017, which will implement and supplement the General Data Protection Regulation in the UK. This briefing highlights the key areas.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 15 September 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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Employment Series: Breaking down the employment contract

This month, Shoomiths looks at the notice terms required when an employee resigns and when an employer dismisses.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 14 September 2017 | Practice Area: Employment

Occupational Pension Schemes: benefit amendments and reasonable expectations

This briefing examines the recent Court of Appeal decisions in IBM United Kingdom Holdings Ltd and another v Dalgleish and others, and Bradbury v BBC.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 13 September 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

GDPR - A general overview

The GDPR takes effect from 25 May 2018 and was introduced to further harmonise and modernise data protection procedures. This briefing aims to provide a summarised overview of the key changes to the existing regime.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 12 September 2017 | Practice Area: Data Protection and Privacy

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Extinction of claims reform: A repeat prescription?

This article examines the proposed implementation of the Scottish Law Commission's recommendations for the reform of the law on extinction of claims under Scot law (known as "prescription").

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 11 September 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

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