Shakespeare Martineau | A leading law firm

So what’s our vision? … to be the outstanding legal force in our chosen market

Leading Law Firm

On paper we’re a full-service law firm, providing legal services to businesses, organisations, government departments, families and people throughout life and in business. But we offer so much more than that. Expertise, commerciality and relationships are at the very heart of what we do.

We employ more than 900 people, each specialist in their field, lawyers and business support working together. But what makes us tick, what drives us and why should you work with us?

Our purpose is clear and our ambitions are unlimited: we want to unlock potential in our people and clients, inspiring confidence, growth and development. We provide creative solutions and advice that helps you fulfil your commercial and personal goals.

What is vitally important to us though is that we build lasting relationships, championing our clients and providing the best possible business and personal advice.

We want to be the advisors who help you drive forward, engage in new ventures, challenge the established way, embrace the new abnormal and take advantage of opportunities. Our website tells you about our services and our specialists sectors - you can see what we do and how we do it.

Let us see how we can unlock your potential, get in touch today.

a leading
law firm

10 offices nationwide

award-winning law firm

50

areas ranked
in the Legal 500

Our values are at the core of everything we do

Our purpose is clear and our ambitions are unlimited – together these drive the values that are the very essence of Shakespeare Martineau.

Authentic

We’re open-minded and confident in ourselves, while always valuing diverse perspectives

Collaborative

Sharing knowledge, and working together as a team we bring our best to every client

Trusted

We do the right thing, not the easy thing - integrity is everything for us

Brave

We love exploring ideas, pushing boundaries, driving change for the benefit of all

We are here for you in life and in business

We work with regional businesses, family firms and growing organisations as well as household names, national brands and major institutions.

In addition to supporting businesses, we also advise the people who run them on personal and family matters; from wills and prenuptial agreements to residential conveyancing and tax planning.

Browse these pages and you will get a feel on how we can help you in business and in life.

For Life

For Life
For Business

For Business

Search all of our services using the button to the right or call us on 0330 024 0333 to find out more about what we can do for you.

Meet our leaders

Strong leadership is a cocktail of authenticity, collaboration, passion, compassion, and a great deal of bravery.  The leadership team at Shakespeare Martineau shares a common purpose and shared beliefs and work hard to define and deliver the firm’s vision, strategy and financial performance.

The team is made up of the MDs of our three ‘business units’ (life and business, litigation services and dispute resolution and infrastructure and specialist markets), our chief marketing and people officer, our chief transformation officer, our chief financial officer and is led by CEO, Sarah Walker-Smith.

Listen to our informative and inspiring SHMA Talks

 Taking the form of interviews, conversations, panel discussions, live Q&As and debates, you can hear from national and local disruptors, industry experts, entertaining and motivational speakers, as well as Shakespeare Martineau leaders and rising stars.

Aimed to motivate, engage and inspire the leaders of today and tomorrow.

SHMA Talks: Pride and prejudice – overcoming discrimination in entrepreneurship

2 Feb

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SHMA Talks: Pride and prejudice – overcoming discrimination in entrepreneurship

Inspiring and award-winning entrepreneurs Ninder Johal and Mark Esho MBE will join our first […]

An audience with Tony Daley

25 Nov

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An audience with Tony Daley

In our next SHMA Talk, we will be in conversation with Tony Daley, former […]

SHMA Talks: Leading five generations in business

15 Jun

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SHMA Talks: Leading five generations in business

In this episode of SHMA Talks, our CEO Sarah Walker-Smith is in conversation with […]

Lockdown: One year on | SHMA Talks

23 Mar

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Lockdown: One year on | SHMA Talks

At our next episode of SHMA Talks, our CEO Sarah Walker-Smith will be in […]

Catch up on our latest firm news

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Shakespeare Martineau appoints expert director to company secretary team

20 Jun

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Shakespeare Martineau appoints expert director to company secretary team

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We win top intellectual property award

16 Jun

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We win top intellectual property award

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Lawyers trade office for canal as part of litter pick

7 Jun

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Lawyers trade office for canal as part of litter pick

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We are recognised as top large employer nationally

27 May

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We are recognised as top large employer nationally

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Shakespeare Martineau Announces Bristol Expansion

26 May

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Shakespeare Martineau Announces Bristol Expansion

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Call us on 0330 024 0333 to find out more about what we can do for you.