Mike is head of employment law at Shakespeare Martineau having specialised only in employment law since 1994. Mike’s clients range from very large Plc’s to small charities and from Universities to Schools, as well as senior executives. Work for his clients’ ranges from drafting of documentation, through advice on transfers (TUPE) and restructures to training of managers and staff and advocacy in the Employment Tribunals. Mike has lectured on the MSc course in occupational medicine for the Institute of Environmental and Occupational Health. He is also a regular lecturer. seminar presenter and the author of the unfair dismissal and redundancy chapters of Jordans’; Employment Law.
Mike has a wide and eclectic range of interests. His professional interests lie in the development of Employment Law, its impact on the economic development of employers and of the UK, as well as the resolution of disputes. Mike has a wide interest in the Arts, both performing and visual. He was Chair of Big Brum Theatre in Education for 10 years and a Board member and Chair of the Risk committee at Ikon Gallery for a similar period. Mike is currently chair of Birmingham Law Society Employment Law Committee. He has an involvement with literature and was a judge for the appointment of the first, third, fifth and sixth Young Poet Laureates for Birmingham (2005, 2007, 2009, and 2010). Mike is well known for his support for Warwickshire County Cricket Club, but enjoys most sports as a spectator or supporter.