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Shakespeare Martineau LLP

NO 1 COLMORE SQUARE, BIRMINGHAM, B4 6AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0121 214 0000
Fax:
Fax 0121 237 3011
Email:
Web:
www.shma.co.uk

Smita Jamdar

Tel:
Work 0121 214 0332
Email:
Shakespeare Martineau LLP

Work Department

Education

Position

Partner

Career

Smita has been working with education clients for 21 years and enjoys an industry-leading reputation. She is a specialist in governance, student facing and constitutional matters and is recognised as a sector expert, advising a number of leading universities as well as sector bodies.

Smita is regularly asked to speak at sector events and to comment for sector publications such as Wonkhe, the Times Higher and FE Week.

Member

Smita is a member of the Higher Education Commission.


London: Public sector

Education: individuals

Within: Leading individuals

Smita Jamdar - Shakespeare Martineau LLP

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Education: institutions

Within: Leading individuals

Smita Jamdar - Shakespeare Martineau LLP

Within: Education: institutions

Shakespeare Martineau LLP provides 'excellent service' to universities and education sector bodies encompassing advice on student-university relationship issues; governance; employment; construction; and home and international collaborations. It is advising a college on expanding into a Middle Eastern country and is advising other clients on extensive building and refurbishments of campuses. It is also assisting two education sector bodies with lobbying for changes to the Higher Education and Research Act. Smita Jamdar is credited with leading a team that 'between them have a broad and relevant range of experience and knowledge'. Geraldine Swanton and Joanna Forbes are also names to note, as is Catherine Yule, 'whose professional approach and attention to detail make litigation comprehensible and uncomplicated'. Jonathan Nicholls joined the team in February 2017 from the University of Cambridge.

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West Midlands: Public sector

Education

Within: Leading individuals

Smita Jamdar - Shakespeare Martineau LLP

Within: Education

Shakespeare Martineau LLP is known for its ‘excellent service’, with expertise in real estate, governance, regulatory, contentious, commercial and employment matters. Smita Jamdar heads the team and is ‘very knowledgable about the HE sector’ and ‘has a fantastic network’. One client noted: ‘we constantly want to clone her. She is both pragmatic and strategic and she can bring the dullest subject to life’. She recently advised the University of Warwick on its partnership with Dyson. Director  Geraldine Swanton is also a key figure and is ‘good on information governance issues’. Joanne Forbes is experienced in constitutional matters and recently advised Bishop Grossesteste University on becoming an incorporated company limited by guarantee. Transactions specialist Gary Davie advised the University of Central Lancashire on acquiring the training association 'Training 2000'. Employment specialist Tom Long advised a university on setting up a subsidiary for employing non-academic staff.

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