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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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Assumptions for base land values

This case study examines a recent high court decision concerning the assumptions for base land value in viability assessments, which has caught a lot of attention.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 14 May 2018 | Practice Area: Real Estate

Should inheritance tax be abolished?

Independent British think tank the Resolution Foundation has started a nationwide discussion after proposing that inheritance tax be scrapped and replaced with a lifetime receipts tax.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 10 May 2018 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

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AirBnB is a breach of residential use in a lease

A look at Bermondsey Exchange Freeholders Limited v Ninos Koumetto, a case dealing with lease concerns regarding AirBnB.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 08 May 2018 | Practice Area: Contract Law

Rating: 4 people found this useful

Brexit: Where are we now?

A look at the road to Brexit, one year after the UK’s Article 50 withdrawal notice.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 04 May 2018 | Practice Area: Company Secretariat

Landlord wins as CVA term not a penalty

Following the liquidation of BHS Ltd, the High Court was asked to consider whether a landlord could claim full rent as an administration expense following termination of the CVA.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 25 April 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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

Rating: 5 people found this useful

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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