Two new partner promotions for Shakespeare Martineau

The Birmingham office of law firm, Shakespeare Martineau, has announced the promotion of Tom Long to partner and Ravinder Johal to associate partner.

Tom Long is an experienced employment lawyer, specialising in the education sector, employment disputes and trade union relations. He works closely with a number of large public sector clients, as well as acting for those in the private and third sectors.

Long has been with the firm for three years, gaining a strong reputation as a dependable, knowledgeable and creative lawyer. Efficiency is important to Tom, and he hopes to ensure that the employment team continue to deliver effective support in a timely manner to every client.

Ravinder Johal has over 13 years’ experience advising clients in the insurance sector, with a focus on liability investigations and dealing with claims of significant value. Working with both insurers and self-insured companies, Ravinder defends a variety of claims, providing top-quality legal advice with a down-to-earth approach. One of Ravinder’s main aims for his promotion is to further strengthen service offerings across the board, maintaining and building on the high standard of advice that the team already provides.

Helen Hay, head of HR at law firm, Shakespeare Martineau, said: “Both Tom and Ravinder are great assets to their teams. The firm prides itself on recognising and rewarding talented individuals and opportunities for progression are there for the taking - for anyone, at any level. The wide range of knowledge and experience that both our new partners bring to the table ensures our clients consistently receive the best advice possible.

“Ambition is hugely important at the firm, and Tom and Ravinder embrace every opportunity that comes their way. Rewarding such drive is vital to our continued success and having a membership made up of committed and talented individuals is integral to not only developing our current service offering, but also for inspiring younger generations of lawyers. We look forward to seeing both flourish in their new positions.”

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