LGBT+ Community

Legal advice for you and your family

Although the law as it affects LGBT+ individuals and families in the United Kingdom has come a long way in the past five decades, we know that our LGBT+ clients often face legal issues that require particular insight, expertise and sensitivity.

The Personal Advisory team at Shoosmiths is passionate about working with clients to help them achieve their goals and ambitions.

We are known for our client service and client experience, which are founded on strong values, and a commitment to creating a workforce that reflects all backgrounds and talents, and a workplace that is supportive and inclusive with a strong sense of community.

Our approach to our people and clients is underpinned by our diversity, inclusion, and wellbeing strategy. We value difference and want our team to be able to be themselves at work and be well-equipped to respond to the needs of all our clients.

Our internal inclusion networks also have important roles to play in enhancing our understanding of the challenges faced by colleagues and clients alike. PROUD is Shoosmiths LGBT+ network with champions across our office locations who work with all of our lawyers to develop the understanding of LGBT+ legal issues. Together with our expert knowledge of the law, we can achieve significant results on both a personal and family basis for our LGBT+ clients.

Our PROUD network is committed to respect, support and wellbeing; opportunity for all; and education and training for our staff and our clients.

Our lawyers advise LGBT+ clients and their families on a wide range of issues relating to their personal and business lives, including: 

  • Wealth protection
    • Making a will
    • Tax planning
    • Trusts and protecting assets
    • Lasting powers of attorney
    • Probate and administration of an estate


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