Geraldine Swanton > Shakespeare Martineau LLP > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Shakespeare Martineau LLP
B4 6AA

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Legal Director


Geraldine works with the higher and further education sector solving problems and minimising risk. She makes complex law easy to understand and apply.

Geraldine has immersed herself in the higher and further education sector for over 20 years as part of our core education team. She advises on a wide range of fascinating areas, including student discipline and fitness to practise, equality, students as consumers, human rights, information and charity law, and governance.

The sector provides a wealth of interesting challenges and it’s a privilege to play a small part in the vital function that institutions fulfil in transforming peoples’ lives.”

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Public sector > Education

(Next Generation Partners)

Geraldine SwantonShakespeare Martineau LLP

Shakespeare Martineau LLP has a strong contentious and non-contentious offering for university and college clients, including estates matters, employment advice, disputes, complex governance, partnerships and regulatory and policy work. The head of the team is Smita Jamdar , a ‘genuine authority in the higher education sector’ who specialises in governance, student facing and constitutional matters for leading universities. David Browne is the lead employment partner for the majority of the team’s education clients and Geraldine Swanton advises universities and colleges on student complaints, discipline, fitness to practise and equality and human rights law.