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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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Working Time Regulations and rest breaks

The Employment Appeals Tribunal has considered whether compensatory rest has to be taken in one uninterrupted period, or whether a series of short breaks can be accumulated to amount to the mandatory time.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 14 March 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

Estate agents under CMA scrutiny for collusion

The Competition and Markets Authority has opened a new investigation into the residential estate agents' market.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 13 March 2018 | Practice Area: Consumer Protection

Directors to get better protection from fraud

The UK government has announced changes to legislation to reduce the risk of fraud, violence or intimidation faced by company directors as a result of having their residential addresses on the public record.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 12 March 2018 | Practice Area: Directors

Transfers of money purchase pension rights: regulatory amendments

A look at new regulations amending the Occupational Pension Schemes (Preservation of Benefit) Regulations 1991.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 09 March 2018 | Practice Area: Financial Services Regulation

Data retention - what impact does the GDPR have for employers?

The implications of GDPR on data retention.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 08 March 2018 | Practice Area: Company Secretariat

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NPPF 2018 - Introduction

A look at the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework proposals, published on 5 March 2018.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 07 March 2018 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

Help for residential tenants is on the way

The pace of change for residential landlords and tenants shows no sign of abating. Several recent press announcements herald new changes to the law in England, which will benefit tenants.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 07 March 2018 | Practice Area: Central Government

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Security for costs: a claimant's weapon

A look at a recent Commercial Court decision regarding the granting of security for costs.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 02 March 2018 | Practice Area: Arbitration

Disciplinary and grievance procedures

A look at the necessity of disciplinary and grievance procedures.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 28 February 2018 | Practice Area: Company Secretariat

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ICO publishes draft data protection fees guidance

A look at a new registration scheme for data controllers announced by the ICO.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 26 February 2018 | Practice Area: Company Secretariat

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