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Shoosmiths opens Glasgow hub
National law firm Shoosmiths has confirmed the opening of a Glasgow hub, building on the success of its Edinburgh office and further extending its operational footprint in Scotland.
Barry McKeown, who recently joined Shoosmiths real estate team as a partner, is responsible for further developing the firm’s presence in the west of Scotland. The hub is based in the Spaces development on West Regent Street in Glasgow city centre.
McKeown, who has a track record of advising clients in commercial and residential development, believes the decision to put down roots in Scotland’s largest city will be well received by existing and potential new clients.
He commented: “In a business sense, the Edinburgh and Glasgow markets are very different. Shoosmiths presence in Glasgow ensures we can directly support our west of Scotland client base, including those involved in the house-building sector and residential developers.
Janette Speed, head of Shoosmiths in Scotland, added: “Shoosmiths strategic decision to open a hub in Glasgow underlines our confidence that Scotland offers further opportunities for sustained growth. The development of our hub in the west of Scotland will further increase Shoosmiths capacity to advise our growing and valued bank of clients, including those operating within the real estate and corporate sectors.”