We have an enterprising spirit and clear ambition to do things differently. For us it’s all about mindset. It’s a way of thinking and behaving that fits not only with our vision but also our clients. It’s about collaborative working and a partnership ethos.
We’re intent on shaking up our profession for the better, building something different…for our clients and our people.
We recognise that the world is changing and law firms need to catch up that’s why we are heavily investing in ensuring our client experience is the best it can be.
Who we are
We are a Top 55 law firm that brings creativity, commerciality and clarity to the challenges our clients face. We work with a wide range of clients – entrepreneurs, family businesses, charities, medium sized businesses and global household names. From advising local owner managed businesses to multi-national corporates; blue-chip companies to high street brands and individuals across the world.
It’s our business to understand yours. That’s why we’re committed to being just as driven, dynamic and diverse as our clients. Our multi-disciplinary team combines pragmatic advice and deep market expertise. This means experts that collaborate together to think bigger about your strategic goals and how to get there.
Our approach is to think beyond just legal solutions. As trusted advisers, clients trust us to advise on what’s possible, what’s prudent, and what’s coming around the corner.
We pride ourselves on protecting and growing our clients’ businesses and personal wealth. It’s our energy and entrepreneurial flair that have helped us become one of the country’s fastest growing legal services providers and our national presence through our geographic footprint provides us with a broad and deep market insight.
What makes us different?
All firm’s say they are different but we believe we are. Our people make us different. They bring their personality and ambition to work every day and ensure that our clients benefit from that energy. Being experts in the law is a given – our people are also commercially savvy advisors with their finger on the pulse of the markets in which you operate.
Although the work each of us does will vary, the way we work does not. It’s fast paced and exciting. We thrive on the active; what’s happening and what’s about to happen.
We work as a team. We play to our strengths to ensure that you get the best results possible.
To some legal firms this means little more than access to web sites, the odd update and seminar invitation.
To us reciprocity means investing time to get to know our clients and how they tick, finding opportunities to introduce you to other advisors and key decision makers that can really assist you in achieving your objectives.
We want to become your trusted advisor.
Our clients are our collaborators and partners. We like to listen to them – often and as much as we can. It’s only in this way that we can truly build our firm around your needs to support you in achieving your goals, together.
We are comfortable working alongside your other advisors, including other legal advisors, but also to collaborate with them ensuring that the priority isn’t who will secure the next piece of work but that your objectives are achieved.
Every aspect of our advice is driven by a continual insight into the issues affecting you.
Straightforward, pragmatic and practical advice is what our clients tell us make the difference.
We recognise that today’s modern world is complex and ever-changing, requiring constant innovation, efficiency, cost reduction, along with improving the risk/reward equation for all investment decisions. We look beyond the law and create solutions to help you work better and smarter.
We know that location is important to many of our clients.
We have a strong national presence but not to the detriment of our geographical footprint. Our areas of market expertise are nationally driven, and this combined with the continued investment in our regional geographies ensure that we can be there working alongside you, regardless of where you’re based.
Leicester Mercury Business Awards
Professional Services Award
11 April 2019
We’re delighted that Shakespeare Martineau has won the ‘Professional Services Award’ at this year’s Leicester Mercury Business Awards.
Our learning and development team were proud winners of the Learning & Development Team of the Year at the 2018 Legal Education & Training Group Awards.
Al Khair Foundation Muslim Power 100 Awards 2018
Islamic Banking and Finance Award
23 May 2018
Our partner and Islamic Finance specialist, Mohammed Saqub, has been awarded the ‘Islamic Banking and Finance Award’ at the Al Khair Foundation Muslim Power 100 Awards 2018.
The ‘power list’ recognises achievements within the international Muslim community and promotes contributions made by Muslim men and women at a local, national and international level.
Mary Kaye, a partner in our family team, has been presented with a lifetime achievement award by the Birmingham Law Society. Mary, previously president of the society, received the award to honour her legal career spanning over 40 years, and was described by current president and judge Andrew Beedham as a "true champion of the city’s legal sector and an inspiration to the many who know her.”
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