Shoosmiths names new Nottingham head of office

Law firm Shoosmiths has revealed the new head of its Nottingham office.

Michael Briggs partner and head of Shoosmiths Nottingham officeMichael Briggs, a partner and employment law specialist, takes on the role from Deborah Gordon-Brown who has held the post since 2015.

Michael, who joined Shoosmiths as an associate in 2013, will lead 77 staff at the firm’s Waterfront House office on Station Street and is set to oversee plans to continue growing its presence in the city and wider region.

Shoosmiths has operated in Nottingham since 1984 and has expanded into a full-service office covering real estate, corporate, business and personal advisory. It supports major brands including Travelodge, The Open University and Mountain Warehouse.

Michael’s strategic priorities include refurbishing and re-fitting the office, with the project due to take place this summer, alongside accelerating recruitment - adding to the three new staff that have already joined the firm in Nottingham in recent months.

As well as his role as partner, Michael chairs Shoosmiths’ LGBT+ Staff Network, PROUD.

Michael Briggs, partner and head of Shoosmiths’ Nottingham office, said:

“2022 is a year of opportunity for Shoosmiths in Nottingham. There’s a lot to be excited about, including the office refurbishment – transforming it into a landmark social and business destination for our colleagues and clients.

“Our success in Nottingham is testament to the work of the entire team under Deborah’s leadership. I’m committed to continuing this legacy as the new head of office. As well as expanding our team and client base, my focus will be on cultivating the existing talent in the office, which I believe is home to the next generation of Shoosmiths’ leaders.”

Deborah is set to support Michael closely in his role as head of office, while also helping to oversee the delivery of the Nottingham office refurbishment project. Deborah will also continue her role on the board of the Shoosmiths Foundation and the regional boards of Business in the Community and Confederation of British Industry.

Deborah Gordon-Brown, Shoosmiths partner and outgoing office head, commented:

“Shoosmiths’ Nottingham office is a real legal powerhouse. The team are representing and advising some of the biggest companies and brands in the UK across multiple industries.

“We’ve achieved significant growth and I’m confident that under Michael’s stewardship the office will continue to thrive. I’m looking forward to supporting the team as we look to deliver on the ambitious plans put in place for the firm over the next few years.”

Shoosmiths operates 13 locations across the UK, including Nottingham.


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