Firm is added to housebuilder’s legal panel

Catherine Williams, partner and head of Shoosmiths’ living sector

Shoosmiths is the only firm to secure a place on Taylor Wimpey’s legal roster in England, Wales and Scotland.

Following Taylor Wimpey’s latest panel review, the two panels will commence in January 2022 for three years.

Shoosmiths’ appointment is on a full-service basis and the firm will provide support on core real estate, planning, strategic land, construction and regulations.

The England and Wales panel bid was led by Shoosmiths’ living sector team, headed up by partner Catherine Williams.

Catherine Williams, partner and head of Shoosmiths’ living sector, said: “Taylor Wimpey is one of the UK’s leading housebuilders. Securing a spot on both of its legal panels is a major vote of confidence in Shoosmiths’ residential development expertise and we are incredibly proud to join its roster. We’re looking forward to building our partnership with Taylor Wimpey and helping its team to create new homes and communities.

“Shoosmiths’ living sector team was founded on cross-firm collaboration and the ability to deliver our specialist residential development expertise across our UK footprint. Taylor Wimpey appointing the firm to both of its legal panels across its development regions is testament to that national strategy.”

Shoosmiths is the only new addition to Taylor Wimpey’s legal panels, with a total of four law firms appointed in Scotland and seven in England and Wales.