Law firm graduates to UK university panel

Smita Jamdar, partner and head of education at Shakespeare Martineau

Law firm Shakespeare Martineau has been appointed to the new legal panel for the University of Hertfordshire.

The firm, which has offices across the East and West Midlands, and in Milton Keynes and London, will be working with the Hatfield-based institution for up to five years across a range of legal disciplines.

Experts from Shakespeare Martineau will be providing advice related to governance and constitutional law, employment law, dispute resolution and litigation, as well as corporate and commercial law.

This latest legal panel appointment sees Shakespeare Martineau’s relationship with the university extended even further, after previously advising on governance and constitutional matters, as well as dispute resolution and litigation.

Led by head of education, Smita Jamdar, the firm’s team includes Joanna Forbes, David Browne,Catherine Savage and Andrew Hartshorn.

Smita Jamdar, partner and head of education at Shakespeare Martineau, said: “The education sector, in particular, is a keen focus for us at the firm; we have a really talented team of lawyers who are passionate about supporting the success of both institutions and their students.”

“Higher education is going through an intense period of change and we’re looking forward to working alongside the University of Hertfordshire team to help them continue to grow and develop over the coming years.”

Alex Hall, director of legal & compliance services, and university solicitor at the University of Hertfordshire, said: “We are very pleased to be working with Shakespeare Martineau again. They have a deep understanding of the issues facing our sector, they are proactive in providing pragmatic solutions, and we enjoy working with them.”