Shoosmiths shortlisted for double at Manchester Women in Business Awards

Shoosmiths has announced that two of its key partners — Sarah Teal and Laura Harper — have been shortlisted for the Manchester Downtown in Business (DiB) Women in Business Awards.

Teal, who has been nominated for Legal Adviser of the Year, is a partner in the Shoosmiths corporate restructuring and insolvency team. She is a skilled national insolvency and restructuring lawyer and has a range of experience across insolvency and restructuring, including property issues, with particular emphasis on supporting insolvency practitioners, banks and asset-based lenders.

Harper, nominated for the Business Support award, is also a partner and heads the intellectual property and creative industries team. She acts for many creative and digital businesses, from multinational technology companies, major fashion brands and communications agencies through to music businesses and professionals. She is based at the Spinningfields office and also at the city’s creative media hub, The Sharp Project.

The awards were set up by business organisation DiB, which was established in 2004 to provide leadership to the private sector, by articulating views of its members to public sector agencies that govern the city and create networking opportunities for businesses in the region. They take place on 10 July at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester.

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