Human Resources

We know that getting the best out of your employees is vital to the success of an institution. Our employment team is recognised as a market leader in the Education sector with many of the team working with universities and colleges on a daily basis.

We are committed to developing excellent working relationships with client HR teams, adopting a collaborative approach to achieving the right outcome. In doing so we adopt a risk aware rather than a risk averse strategy.

We advise on:

contracts and T&Cs;

employment relations;

Employment tribunals;

equality and diversity;


managing staff and trade union relations;

monitoring and managing academic performance;

organisational change and restructuring;

partnership arrangements and outsourcing;

pensions and


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Latest Education News

20 July 2018
The new Office for Students (OfS), legally came into force in January 2018. Under this new regulator whistleblowing in UK higher education is set to change, and quite rightly offers employees who are thinking of speaking out an extra source of support. read

18 September 2017
Google hit the headlines again last week for all the wrong reasons with a lawsuit filed on behalf of all women employed by the company in California over the last four years. read

03 July 2017
This essay collection, produced by Shakespeare Martineau and Wonkhe, untangles strands from this web of connections to help understand better how these roles manifest. read

Meet the Team

We’re passionate about providing the right solutions and driven to make a positive difference in everything we do.

"The dedication and commitment of Shakespeare Martineau
throughout the process helped to create, and preserve,
value for the shareholders."

Roger Crosse, Managing Director, POS Direct Ltd