Shoosmiths, listed as a top 10 UK real estate firm in the Lawyer’s Global Real Estate 50, has joined the LPDF. With one of the largest multi-disciplinary real estate practices in the UK, Shoosmiths brings market-leading insight to any transaction or dispute, regardless of size or complexity, ensuring a highly-skilled and commercial approach that goes beyond just advising on ‘the law’. They are the latest major business to recognise the benefits of LPDF membership. We have grown substantially since our annual conference last September and we now have 19 full members and 34 affiliates – quite amazing considering we were only established two years ago. They include some of the biggest names in housebuilding, planning, law, property consultancy and other support services. www.shoosmiths.co.uk.