Billy Shaw

Trainee Solicitor

Billy Shaw is a Trainee Solicitor currently in the commercial and corporate department. Billy started his Training Contract with us in September 2018 and is based in the Lace Market office.

Billy advises businesses on a range of commercial and corporate issues. Billy is happy to assist you with buying or selling businesses, corporate mergers and shareholder agreements. Billy is also delighted to assist clients with the negotiation, formalisation and drafting of commercial agreements. Billy takes pride in the service the service he offers to his clients. Billy takes time to understand your business, in order to provide holistic legal and commercial advice.

Billy also has a keen interest in the firm’s business development activities. Billy attends networking events on behalf of the firm and has a keen interest in building business links with other professionals within the Nottinghamshire area. Billy also sits on Rothera Sharp’s staff committee, social committee and has recently established the trainee committee. Billy has boardroom and business development experience through his non-executive directorship with JADE Youth & Community, a youth charity in South Yorkshire.

Billy takes great pride in his charitable work. During his time at university, Billy was heavily involved in a broad range of pro bono work with the Nottingham Law School Legal Advice Centre. Billy mainly represented clients in the Social Security tribunal, offering free advice and representation to some of the most vulnerable in our society. In recognition of his services, Billy was shortlisted for the LawWorks and Attorney General’s Pro Bono Awards “Best Contribution by an Individual Student” and was invited to the ceremony at the House of Commons. Billy also enjoys assisting with free legal advice clinics facilitated by Rothera Sharp including clinics in Cotgrave and Derby.

Qualifications and Experience

Billy graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2017 with a first-class LLB degree. Billy has also achieved an LLM LPC at Distinction level from Nottingham Law School.

Billy has received several academic prizes and professional accolades including:

  • the Nottinghamshire Law Society Presidents Cup, Winner, 2018;
  • the Nottingham Law School, Deans Academic Excellence Scholarship, 2017;
  • the Vice Chancellor’s Award, 2017;
  • the Trent Law Prize for the best LLB results, 2017;
  • the Richard Sutcliffe Mooting Prize, 2017;
  • the Thomson Reuters Law Prize for best performing law student, 2016.

Positions held

  • Director at JADE Youth & Community

Blogs and articles

As already listed – You could also add a link to the one I wrote about the twinning event in Karlsruhe (


Office Base

The Lace Market


Corporate and Commercial

Information Technology

Intellectual Property

Positions Held

Director at JADE Youth & Community


Football (Sheffield Wednesday)


  • "Very happy with the level of service and experience. Our solicitor Billy was absolutely amazing, very professional and good at his job. I would fully recommend your service to my friends."

    Jack Lindley, Managing Director of the Promotional Video Company