The former head of commercial took over from Simon Boss on 1 May

Top UK law firm Shoosmiths has appointed long-standing partner, David Jackson, as CEO from 1 May 2022.

Jackson takes over from Simon Boss, under whose tenure, the firm grew substantially. It currently has 14 locations across the UK, with 227 partners and over 1400 lawyers and business support employees. Shoosmiths announced a turnover of £167.9m in the financial year end to April 2021 and is currently ranked second for deal volume in the UK by Experian MarketIQ’s M&A Review 2021.

Jackson was formerly head of the firm’s national commercial group, which will now be led by partner Robin Webb. Jackson was instrumental in substantially growing Shoosmiths’ commercial offering and finding and developing i...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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