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Shoosmiths LLP is a leading UK, full service law firm. Shoosmiths has a dedicated creative industries and digital practice which provides accessible legal advice to businesses and professionals based in the media and creative industries. Lawyers in our team are immersed in these sectors and our work covers the full legal spectrum, including, deals, contracts, regulatory and competition law advice through to technology advice (including cyber-security) and data protection. We also provide specialist advise on intellectual property (including brand) strategy, protection and commercial exploitation. Many of our lawyers actively work with industry bodies, too. We regularly hold and speak at industry events and sit on the boards of industry organisations earning us the reputation of being leading advisors to the creative industries & digital sector. Our team in Manchester is Tier 1 ranked in the Legal 500 (the UK’s law firm benchmarking publication) so you can be sure that you will receive the best advise when you need it.

In addition to our creative industries and digital practice the firm also has core strengths in corporate, commercial, regulatory, real estate, dispute resolution and employment law.

A recent merger created a new Shoosmiths office in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Shoosmiths launched in Leeds in December 2016. The firm was ranked top of the 2016 Experian MarketIQ UK & Ireland M&A league tables to become the UK’s leading legal adviser by deal volume.