Shoosmiths LLP

Whether it is traditional residential new-builds, PRS development, student accommodation, care or later living, we have experienced teams to assist you.

Clients are increasingly seeking law firms who understand the specific nuances of the Living sector, not just in terms of today’s legal issues, but also future opportunities for diversification and innovation. Shoosmiths has invested heavily in this sector for over four decades and we now have one of the largest national teams, advising on schemes the length and breadth of the UK. We are able to offer a truly “cradle to grave” service for all residential requirements, supported by experts in tax, planning, environmental, regulatory and real estate ligation, amongst other specialist departments.

We aren’t stuck in our ways, though. We are instead ready to deploy our knowledge to drive new solutions in a changing market. As a result, we attract the best legal talent, whose shared experience means we relate quickly to your goals in a way that is expert, savvy and commercial.

We act for a wide range of clients including niche and regional developers, promoters, investors, large homebuilders and new entrants to the sector. Our understanding of all aspects of the sector means we are used to dealing and working within tight timescales, including in relation to housing developer year-ends and the increased pressure and volume of transactions they bring.

Key to Shoosmiths’ approach is the ‘full-house’ span of its legal services and specialisms, from which clients can pick to dovetail with their own in-house capability, or that of their other panel law firms.




7th Floor
100 Avebury Boulevard
Milton Keynes

Our Regions

  • Eastern
  • London
  • Midlands
  • North West
  • South East
  • South West
  • Yorkshire