Matthew Kelly > Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile

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Matthew is an employment Partner in our Education employment team.

He advises a wide range of Further Education Colleges, Higher Education institutions and Academies on employment and governance issues.

Matthew has considerable experience in providing advice on a full range of employment law issues, including: advising on strategic issues affecting institutions (collective redundancies, reorganisations, mergers and joint ventures); handling complex multi-day Employment Tribunal claims for a number of educational institutions; dealing with complex issues in relation to the Statutes and Ordinances of Universities and the Instrument and Articles of Government of Further Education Colleges; as well as general day to day advisory work.

Matthew is a regular trainer as part of the Eversheds training programme and participates in the delivery of bespoke training to a large number of clients.

Matthew is a member of the Employment Lawyers’ Association.




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East Anglia > Employment > Employment

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Matthew KellyEversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

The Cambridge office of Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is a key hub for the firm-wide employment practice, which frequently acts for large international corporates and is active in key sectors such as education, financial services, life sciences, technology and transport. The firm provides ‘commercial advice that is not only legally sound but also has clients’ particular business culture in mind‘. Simon Tytherleigh leads the practice. Elizabeth Graves leads on life sciences and healthcare matters, Matthew Kelly focuses on the education sector, and Constanze Moorhouse, who is dual-qualified in England and Germany, leads on international matters. Principal associates Rachel Bennett (who provides ‘no nonsense, pragmatic advice‘) and Sasha Willmott, and senior associate Sasha Lormant, are key members of the practice.

East Anglia > Public sector > Public sector

The Cambridge office of Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is home to a substantial part of the firm’s education practice, which is the largest in the UK. Acting for clients across the UK, as well as assisting major institutions in East Anglia, it counts numerous HE and FE colleges among its clients, as well as schools, academies and private education institutions. The multi-disciplinary team provides support on both domestic and international matters concerning employment work, student issues, charity law, litigation, real estate matters, corporate and commercial work, intellectual property mandates, health and safety claims, constitutional issues and regulatory matters. Glynne Stanfield leads the practice’s international education and corporate governance group, with experience in the formation of HE and FE  group structures and the establishment of overseas campuses. Employment partner Matthew Kelly is central to the practice, as are legal director Stephen O’Reilly and senior associate Martyn Robinson for charity law matters.