Smita Jamdar > Shakespeare Martineau LLP > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Shakespeare Martineau LLP
NO 1 COLMORE SQUARE
BIRMINGHAM
B4 6AA
England
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Work Department

Education

Position

Partner

Career

Smita leads the team that works to shape the universities and colleges of the future by providing strategic advice and sector specific insight across all their legal needs.

Smita is a recognised leader in her field, specialising in constitutional, governance and regulatory advice which helps educational institutions thrive in a rapidly changing landscape. She has helped institutions to innovate and develop, to widen their reach, build institutional resilience, and deliver the best outcomes for students and other stakeholders.

Memberships

Smita is a member of the Higher Education Commission.

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Public sector > Education

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Smita JamdarShakespeare Martineau LLP

Praised for its ‘deep knowledge of education law‘, Shakespeare Martineau LLP has outstanding expertise in advising higher education clients on a range of matters, including employment, data protection, governance, student and university relationships, development and construction. The team is particularly strong in employment litigation and handles unfair and constructive dismissal proceedings, whistleblowing, discrimination, and harassment claims as well as other senior management and student disputes. Practice head Smita Jamdar ‘carries much credence and respect‘ in the sector, and is supported on the employment side by lead employment partner David Browne and employment litigator Tom Long. Director Geraldine Swanton and Joanna Forbes are also recommended for their ‘insightful, pragmatic and clear advice‘.

London > Public sector > Education: individuals

(Leading individuals)

Smita JamdarShakespeare Martineau LLP

London > Public sector > Education: institutions

(Leading individuals)

Smita JamdarShakespeare Martineau LLP

Shakespeare Martineau LLP‘s practice is led by the ‘excellentSmita Jamdar, who advises higher education bodies on regulatory, constitutional, governance and student-related matters. The team is experienced in handling high-value, complex and often sensitive matters pertaining to students, an area where Geraldine Swanton is a particular specialist. Other key members of the group include Birmingham-based Joanna Forbes; employment lawyer Tom Long, who specialises in advising large public sector clients on whistleblowing and discrimination; David Browne; and Ruth Phillips.

London > Public sector > Education: schools

(Leading individuals)

Smita JamdarShakespeare Martineau LLP