Michael Hibbs > Shakespeare Martineau LLP > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Shakespeare Martineau LLP
B4 6AA

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Mike provides solutions to the employment problems faced by employers.

He has a strong reputation for helping employers solve difficult employment problems and make choices based on appropriate risk assessment.

His clients include multinational manufacturing and insurance companies, along with local smaller businesses, construction professionals, colleges and universities together with care homes and third sector organisations.

“I relish opportunities to reach creative solutions for my clients’ problems and I enjoy helping them to avoid future risk by increasing their skills through training. “


Mikel is the Employment Law Committee Chair for Birmingham Law Society.

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Employment > Immigration

Tijen Ahmet , who divides her time between Birmingham and London, leads the practice at Shakespeare Martineau LLP. It acts for global businesses across a wide range of sectors from finance to manufacturing and retail. The group has specialist expertise in the education sector and frequently supports HR teams with new sponsor licence management issues to assist with the recruitment of skills from overseas and the prevention of illegal working practices in the UK. Michael Hibbs is the other key contact.

West Midlands > Employment > Employment

Shakespeare Martineau LLP excels in the education sector and continues to advise on major international collaborations between UK universities and partners overseas on a host of issues such as large restructurings and management departures. In Birmingham, David Browne  heads the practice that has expertise in other areas such as logistics, manufacturing, retail and sports and also has a flourishing third sector client base and is adept at handling complex employment tribunal litigation too. Other names to note include Tom Long Michael Hibbs  and Matt  McDonald .

West Midlands > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit

Andrew Wilkinson  heads the department at Shakespeare Martineau LLP which has considerable experience in the social housing and education sectors. Core areas of focus include advising on complex corporate transactions, various governance, regulatory and constitutional matters as well issues regarding legacies. Lesley Davis  is well-regarded for her work in setting up and managing charitable trusts, foundations and CIOs while Smita Jamdar  regularly assists leading universities on a wide array of governance, student facing and constitutional matters. Michael Hibbs  advises on various HR and employment law matters. Rachel Gwynne  is also recommended whereas Catherine Rustomji recently joined the team from Browne Jacobson LLP.