Tom Long > Shakespeare Martineau LLP > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Shakespeare Martineau LLP
B4 6AA

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Tom works with employers to prevent and resolve people issues, to ensure their organisations continue to work efficiently and effectively.

Tom is an experienced employment lawyer and is the trusted day to day advisor to a number of large public sector clients, whilst also acting for clients in the private and third sectors.

Tom specialises in advising on issues of whistleblowing and discrimination, TUPE, redundancy/restructuring and senior employee exits.

“I am proud to be seen by my clients as being approachable and personable, providing supportive, timely responses. I am a people person and love the human element of employment law”

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Employment > Employment

(Next Generation Partners)

Tom LongShakespeare Martineau LLP

Shakespeare Martineau LLP has considerable strength in the education sector and is particularly adept at advising on international collaborations between UK universities and universities overseas. It is also skilled at advising on large restructuring exercises,  senior management departures and at handling complex employment tribunal litigation. David Browne has particular expertise in the education sector along with Tom Long.  Michael Hibbs is well-regarded for his work across a wide range of sectors including education, logistics, manufacturing and insurance. Matt McDonald is another name to note.

London > Public sector > Education: institutions

Shakespeare Martineau LLP‘s education team is composed of lawyers based who are ‘extremely knowledgeable in their field’ and are particularly well-reputed for their expertise in a broad range of contentious matters. The team has acted for universities and further education institutions in a number of commercial and property disputes, discrimination claims, investigations related to regulatory breaches, and claims related to unfair dismissals and freedom of speech restrictions. Smita Jamdar, who leads the Birmingham-based practice, has acted for universities in a number of OfS investigations and has also led the team to handle a growing number of non-contentious mandates related to governance, charity, and commercial matters. David Browne and Tom Long are noted for their experience in reputationally sensitive employment matters, and Clive Read is highly recommended for his ability to advise universities on real estate and student accommodation schemes. For contentious work related to discrimination and harassment, Andrew Adams and Ben Humphreys are further names to note. Catherine Rustomji, who advises on charity governance matters, joined from Browne Jacobson in April 2022.