ON 1 MAY, long-standing partner David Jackson became Shoosmiths’ CEO. UK-wide law firm Shoosmiths has offices in both Glasgow and Edinburgh
David takes over from Simon Boss, under whose tenure the firm grew substantially. David, like Simon, is now working closely with Shoosmiths’ chairperson Peter Duff and the rest of the senior leadership team to propel Shoosmiths into the next stage of its growth journey.
Formerly head of the firm’s national commercial group, David played an instrumental role in substantially growing this area of the business and finding and developing innovative solutions for clients. Part of this was integrating LegalTech as part of the business and launching the firm’s non-legal service arm, Shoosmiths8 Connected Services, last year.
David Jackson said: “I am excited to build on Simon’s exceptional legacy. I have been working alongside Simon, Peter and the rest of the management team for the last six months and we used this time to work on a new strategy designed to take Shoosmiths into its next phase in consolidation and growth. The strategy will be shared with all of our colleagues very shortly.”
Peter Duff, chairperson at Shoosmiths, said: “There is no better person to pick up the reigns from Simon. I know David will bring all of his ideas, dynamism and drive as we work alongside each other to propel Shoosmiths into its next chapter. Our clients are at the very heart of what we do and the experience we give them is what we are famous for. We fully intend to keep looking at innovative ways in which to enhance this experience for them.”
Partner Robin Webb replaces David Jackson as head of the firm’s commercial group.