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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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Same sex marriage and pensions - Walker v Innospec

The Supreme Court has ruled that benefits for same sex spouses must be provided on the same basis as for opposite sex spouses. This briefing examines the decision.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 26 July 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

HR and the GDPR: Changing employment contracts and policies

As part of a series of articles providing tips for employers ahead of the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation, Shoosmiths considers what changes may be required to policies and procedures.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 25 July 2017 | Practice Area: Employment

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The PSC regime and Scottish partnerships

The Scottish Partnerships (Register of People with Significant Control) Regulations 2017 came in to force on 26 June 2017. This briefing looks at the implications for affected businesses.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 24 July 2017 | Practice Area: Employment

Protecting your business - responding to an employee resignation

Once an employee has resigned, how should the employer respond and what steps are available to ensure that the protection that exists on paper actually becomes a reality? This article aims offers some useful tips.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 21 July 2017 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

Uncertainty ahead for the contaminated land regime?

A successful appeal against a remediation notice has highlighted the difficulties faced by local authorities when trying to secure the remediation of contaminated land. This article examines the decision.

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

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Assessing costs under the New Engineering Contract

Ian Yule, construction partner at Shoosmiths LLP, discusses forecasts and assessments under the New Engineering Contract (NEC).

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 19 July 2017 | Practice Area: Contract Law

Update on PSC regime changes

Changes to the people with significant control regime were rushed through on 26 June to meet the deadline imposed by the EU's 4th Money Laundering Directive. This article looks at the action points.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 18 July 2017 | Practice Area: Company Administration

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A new connectivity: revised Electronic Communications Code is launched

The current electronic communications code has long been considered complex, out of date and unsatisfactory for landowners, operators and infrastructure providers alike. This article examines its replacement.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 17 July 2017 | Practice Area: Telecoms

PSC Registers: AIM companies must comply

The UK's implementation of the 4th Money Laundering Directive has extended the scope of the PSC regime to include UK companies whose shares are admitted to trading on AIM, as this article explains.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 13 July 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

Restrictive Covenants - keep them up to date

Protecting your business through restrictive covenants can be very effective. But their enforceability can be jeopardised, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 12 July 2017 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

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