Why Shakespeare Martineau

Forward thinking, client-centric
and ambitious are the three words
that sum-up what we stand for

How we work with you

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.

Global connections

Our International Reach

Our clients are increasingly seeking cross-boarder opportunities
and our international teams see beyond the complexity this can bring.

Our international reach
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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.
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The Lawyer Awards 2018​​​

Best Workplace Initiative

03 July 2018

Shakespeare Martineau has won the prestigious Best Workplace Initiative award at The Lawyer Awards 2018 beating off competition from other national law firms.
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Legal Education & Training Group Awards​

Learning & Development Team of the Year​

01 June 2018

Our learning and development team were proud winners of the Learning & Development Team of the Year at the 2018 Legal Education & Training Group Awards​.
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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.
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National Grid

2018 National Property Awards​​

01 May 2018

We're proud winners of the 'Best Property Strategy Implementation​​' and 'Best Property Transaction​​' at National Grid's 2018 National Property Awards.
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FirstPro Awards 2018

People Excellence Award

23 April 2018

This award recognises and celebrates our commitment and dedication to our learning and development strategy, which we bring to life through our in-house excellence and training centre – The Academy.
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Birmingham Law Society 2018 Legal Awards​

Lifetime Achievement Award​ - Mary Kaye

14 March 2018

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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Our market expertise

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Our events

Why not attend one of our events

Employment workshop: Absence management

12 Sep 2019

Employment workshop: Absence management
Birmingham
08:30 - 10:30
Moreton-in-Marsh show

7 Sep 2019

Moreton-in-Marsh show
West Midlands
09:00 - 18:00
Hanbury Countryside show

6 Jul 2019

Hanbury Countryside show
West Midlands
09:00 - 18:00
Further Education: A delicate balance – addressing sexual misconduct post #metoo

12 Jun 2019

Further Education: A delicate balance – addressing sexual misconduct post #metoo
Birmingham
12:00 - 14:00
Curry Club – Birmingham

16 May 2019

Curry Club – Birmingham
Birmingham
12:00 - 14:00
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Call us on 0330 024 0333 to find out more
about what we can do for you