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David takes over as law firm CEO

Long-standing Birmingham partner David Jackson has became Shoosmiths’ CEO.

David, who is based at the law firm’s Birmingham office, 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 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 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."

Peter Duff said: “There is no better person to pick up the reins 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."

Partner Robin Webb replaces David as head of the firm’s commercial group.