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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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Pensions legal update - new regulations which came into force on 6 April 2018

A number of regulatory changes relating to pension schemes came into force on 6 April 2018.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 23 April 2018 | Practice Area: Company Secretariat

A register of overseas companies owning UK properties

Developments in the government’s plan to introduce a register of beneficial owners of overseas companies that own UK property or that participate in public procurement.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 19 April 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

Litigants in person must follow the rules

The Supreme Court confirms no leniency for a litigant in person who failed to follow the rules on service of a claim form.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 17 April 2018 | Practice Area: Arbitration

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Consent: Double-edged sword and the progression towards other legal bases for processing

The GDPR sets out six lawful 'bases' for processing, consent being one of them.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 13 April 2018 | Practice Area: Central Government

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Collective consultation - when is the duty triggered?

The case of Keeping Kids Company v Smith & others recently confirmed when the duty to collectively consult is triggered.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 13 April 2018 | Practice Area: Arbitration

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Gender Pay gap - so you missed the deadline what now?

The deadline for reporting gender pay gap figures was midnight 4 April. What will happen if you missed it?

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 12 April 2018 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance

UK industrial strategy - creative industries sector deal

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has published the Creative Industries Sector Deal aimed at making the UK the best place in the world for businesses in the creative industries.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 09 April 2018 | Practice Area: Project Finance

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Breaking down the handbook: absence management policies

The third instalment in the 'Breaking down the handbook' series, looking at absence management policies.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 06 April 2018 | Practice Area: Termination of Contract

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What next for wills?

A look at a recent public consultation by the Law Commission on reforms to will making.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 03 April 2018 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

When is a protected conversation not protected?

According to the decision in Basra v BJSS Ltd, in certain circumstances the protected conversations exclusion will not apply.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 29 March 2018 | Practice Area: Company Secretariat

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