National law firm Shoosmiths opened its Manchester office at the beginning of 2009, and has seen it develop ahead of schedule to provide a full service offering in the North West.

Shoosmiths has 106 partners and partner equivalents, and more than 1,200 personnel at offices in Basingstoke, Birmingham, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Nottingham, Reading and Southampton.

Clients include household name Blue Chip companies, leading financial institutions, public and private sector organisations, and foreign-owned corporates.

Access Legal from Shoosmiths is our new consumer brand, offering more than 100 services to individuals and their families, whether they are buying a house, claiming compensation for an injury or writing a will. Services have been grouped under seven headings: conveyancing; employment law; legal disputes; medical negligence; motoring law; personal injury; and wills, family and wealth.

Established in 1845, Shoosmiths has more than 150 years’ experience.