Shoosmiths has been shortlisted in the Regulatory Team of the Year category in the Lawyer Awards 2015. The awards, hosted by The Lawyer, celebrate excellence across private practice, the public sector, commerce and industry.
Shoosmiths has been shortlisted for the regulatory award in recognition of its successful defence of an operations manager in one of 2014’s highest-profile health and safety cases – one of the earliest prosecutions under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, which resulted in the UK’s highest corporate manslaughter fine for a UK business.
Shoosmiths’ regulatory team advises clients on a wide range of compliance issues and regulatory investigations by giving pragmatic strategic crisis management advice while minimising reputational damage.
Legal directories Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 have ranked the regulatory team in the top tier. Chambers described the team as “addressing the gap for a service-oriented, client-centered law firm, able to deliver year-on-year cost savings to clients” and Legal 500 said the team had particular strengths in “its people and its genuine focus on clients.”