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.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Public sector > Education: institutions

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.

West Midlands > Public sector > Education

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‘.