Frequently asked questions – In person events

If you are joining our next in person event, these FAQs should help prepare you and provide all the relevant information you need ahead of time.

How do I find out about your office location?

To find out more about our office location, including directions and a downloadable map please see our location pages here.

Is there any parking available?

We do have parking available at some of our office locations, which you will need to book before you arrive. To find out more then please email the events team.

Are our offices accessible for all?

Yes, our offices are accessible for all. Lifts are available, where applicable up to the client suites in all locations.

What facilities are available at your offices?

All offices offer our guests toilet facilities. Some of our offices have gender neutral toilets. Please speak to a member of the Shoosmiths team, who will be able to direct you to specific gender facilities, if required. 

Is there a cloakroom where I can keep my coat and bag?

Most of our offices have a dedicated cloakroom, where you can keep your coat and any luggage you may be travelling with. Cloakrooms are not staffed and we do encourage you to keep your most valuable possessions with you.

Will there be handout materials available on the day?

As our environmental conscience continues to grow, reducing the amount of paper we use is just one of the ways we are trying to help. Any supporting materials from our events will be provided to you via email upon registration at the venue, on the day. We will offer notepaper at all our events to ensure you can get the best from attending. If you require a hard copy for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact the events team ahead of the session and we will do our upmost to assist you.

Will there be WiFi available?

Yes, WiFi is available to all our guests and details will be provided upon arrival.

Will refreshments be provided?

Refreshments will vary according to the type of event and time of day, but teas and coffees will always be available! The events team should be notified by email of any dietary requirements or specific allergens as soon as possible.

Is there a dress code?

At our events, we encourage attendees to dress in business or smart casual attire, fostering an environment of professionalism while allowing for personal expression. We support the expression of cultural, religious, and personal identity. However, we expect all attire to be appropriate for a professional setting. Clothing with offensive language or imagery, or any attire deemed inappropriate, is not acceptable. In such cases, attendees may be asked to remove the offending item or may be asked to leave the event. Should you have any questions or require adjustments to the dress code due to a health condition or disability, please do not hesitate to reach out to our events team for assistance.

Can I see the delegate list from the event?

Unfortunately, due to GDPR we are unable to share details of other guests at any of our events.

Can I bring a colleague?

We would be delighted to welcome any of our clients and contacts to our events. Please ensure that any additional guests register using our online RSVP form, so that we are able to cater for them at the event.

Are your events open to anyone?

We would be delighted to welcome any of our clients and contacts to our events. Our website lists the details of all our events and how you can register. If you’d like to find out more then please contact the events team.

How do I cancel my place at an upcoming seminar?

If you find you are no longer able to join us, then please do let the events team know at your earliest convenience so that your place can be reallocated.

How is Shoosmiths responding to COVID-19?

We are closely following government guidance on COVID-19 and our offices are now open in all locations. We have the following measures in place for all staff and in-person events:

  • We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures to ensure the safety of all staff and visitors
  • High-traffic areas and touchpoints will be sanitised frequently and hand-sanitising stations are located throughout the office, meeting rooms and washroom areas
  • All our offices have 24 hour fresh air ventilation during building occupation

Please do not attend this event if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, have had a positive COVID-19 test or been told to isolate by the NHS.

Will your events be filmed? 

Shoosmiths do record some events which may later be available on the Shoosmiths website and Shoosmiths social media platforms. You will be asked at registration to consent to being a part of the filming during the event on the day. If you do not wish to be filmed, please make yourself known to a member of the events team on arrival to the event.

Will there be a photographer at our event?

We do have photographers at some of our events. You will be informed during the confirmation process if this is the case. If you would prefer not to be photographed, please advise the photographer or speak to a member of the events team on arrival.

Where can I sign up to receive mailings or update my mailing preferences?

To subscribe to our alerts and receive our latest insights and legal updates, please sign up here. You can also keep your details and preferences updated by logging into our preference manager

Where can I provide feedback?

Your feedback is important to us. It will enable us to tailor future events more closely to your needs. We would welcome your comments, good or bad via our events team.


If you have any questions regarding any of our events or any concerns regarding our Covid safety measures, please contact Debbie Annison-Kidd, events manager and we will try to address them.