Martin Vincent > Weightmans LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile
Weightmans LLP Offices
No 1 Spinningfields
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Martin heads our education team and is experienced in all areas of law as it affects Universities particularly relating to projects, international ventures, collaboration, income generation and procurement arrangements.
Martin previously worked at the University of Manchester where he held a senior legal position for nine years. His exceptional experience at strategic, policy and operational levels within the sector ensures that our advice is practical and results-driven.
Since joining the firm in 2008, Martin has expanded the firm’s client base in HE ten-fold. He is client partner for key University clients including The Open University, Lancaster University and Solent University. Martin has exceptional experience advising Universities on collaborative ventures at home and overseas both within the EU and outside. Martin also advises on funding and clawback issues. He has advised on IP portfolio management issues, including IP due diligence, spin out creation and investments.
Martin is recognised in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for his work within the education sector.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
The Weightmans LLP practice is primarily noted for its focus on higher education, regularly assisting universities with large strategic projects, including academy-industry joint ventures as well as with employment issues and construction projects. The team also advises on students’ claims as well as highly sensitive situations such as on-campus deaths and suicides. Based in Manchester, practice head Martin Vincent focuses on joint ventures, collaboration, income generation and procurement arrangements while Josh Conroy specialises in high-value litigation and contractual claims. Employment lawyer Claire Hollins departed the practice in July 2021.
Under the guidance of ‘great point person‘ Sarah Walton and owner-managed-business expert Paul Raftery, the corporate offering at Weightmans LLP assists clients from the technology, healthcare, utilities and waste, manufacturing and financial services sectors with the full gamut of transactions, including acquisitions, disposals, and venture capital deals. On the commercial side, Martin Vincent and Vincent King take the lead; in this sphere, the firm is particularly renowned for its work within the public sector.
Weightmans advises a large number of universities on matters largely related to development and expansion. Martin Vincent advises on acquiring collections and the establishment of institutes, which has involved working across jurisdictions. Susan Matthews deals with policies related to anonymous reporting and complaints. Principal associate Melanie Steed joined from the University of Leeds, where she was an in-house lawyer, in August 2021.
- Education - North West > Public sector
- Leading individuals - North West > Public sector > Education
- Corporate and commercial: Manchester - North West > Corporate and commercial
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Dispute resolution > Debt recovery
- Public sector > Education
- Corporate and commercial > EU and competition
- Private client > Family
- Public sector > Health
- Employment > Health and safety
- Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant
- Insurance > Professional negligence
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Liverpool
- Real estate > Commercial property: Liverpool
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax
- Employment > Employment
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms
- Public sector > Local government
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment
- Employment > Pensions
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Real estate > Planning and environment
- Real estate > Social housing
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Manchester
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Liverpool
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Manchester
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Finance > Banking and finance
- Real estate > Commercial property: Manchester
- Real estate > Construction