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.
Our values guide us and reflect who we are
Everyone shares the same values and lives by the same Culture Code. It guides the way we work, behave, and hold each other to account. And shows up in everything we do.
We are open minded and confident in ourselves while always valuing diverse perspectives.
Sharing knowledge, and working together as a team, we bring our best to every client.
We do the right thing, not the easy thing, integrity is everything for us, our words and actions match.
We love exploring ideas, pushing boundaries, driving change for the benefit of all.
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We are here for you in life & in business
We work with regional businesses, family firms and growing organisations as well as household names, national brands and major institutions.
Browse these pages and you will get a feel on how we can help you in business and in life.
Personal Legal Services
Whether you need help with matters relating to family law, personal tax planning, or wills and succession, rest assured that we have the necessary knowledge and skills to achieve a resolution that works for you. Our personal solicitors offer the experience and expertise you need to overcome the challenges you face in everyday life, from family matters to wealth management.
Our business solicitors offer the experience and expertise your organisation needs to realise its ambitions and address legal challenges, from drafting employment contracts to settling commercial disputes. We offer practical, commercially-focused legal advice and representation to businesses of all types and sizes
Our expertise spans the country, as well as internationally – delivered through our European and global networks
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.
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.
Sarah Walker-Smith, Chief Executive Officer
SHMA Talks: Responsible business – finding the “sweet spot”
With the UK committed to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, pressure […]
Sarah Walker-Smith, Chief Executive Officer
SHMA Talks: A new form of Capitalism
In this latest episode of SHMA Talks hosted by our CEO – Sarah Walker-Smith, […]
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
In our next SHMA Talk, we will be in conversation with Tony Daley, former […]
Catch up on our latest firm news
Shakespeare Martineau Appoints Midlands Corporate Partner
Shakespeare Martineau Appoints Eight Newly Qualified Solicitors
We are ranked in The Times Best Law Firms 2024
Birmingham Team Welcomes Legal Director