Andrew Tubbs is chairman and director of quality and risk at Shoosmiths and is responsible for maintaining the firm’s drive and commitment to achieving its strategic aims and goals.
Although based in Birmingham, Tubbs visits all of the firm’s offices on a regular basis. As chairman,he has a firmwide client development role with a particular interest in focusing the development of Shoosmiths’ practice areas to provide a level and type of service that mirrors the business needs of the firm’s clients.
Tubbs qualified as a solicitor in 1983 and joined the commercial property department of Shoosmiths in 1986. Specialising in residential and commercial development acquisition, option agreements and property finance, he became a partner in 1989, before moving to a more management-focused role as head of the firm’s financial institution’s division in 1994.
Having been one of the key drivers behind the launch of the firm’s residential conveyancing department, in 1997, Tubbs was elected to the position of chairman in May 2002 — a role that he has combined with director of quality and risk since 2006.