Changes made to Shakespeare Martineau’s employment team 

Rhys and Phil. Photo credit: Dave Warren/Picture Team

Law firm, Shakespeare Martineau, has recently seen a number of changes to its employment team, including a new head and senior hires.

A partner in the firm’s Leicester office, Philip Pepper has taken over from Mike Hibbs as head of the employment team, bringing 17 years’ worth of experience to the role. Consistently providing high-quality advice to a range of businesses, from SMEs to multinational companies, Pepper takes a pragmatic approach to all of his clients and has an excellent reputation amongst his peers.

The Nottingham office has also welcomed a new partner into its employment offering. Partner, Rhys Wyborn, specialises in handling disciplinary and grievance issues, as well as unfair dismissal and discrimination claims.

Having worked at Shakespeares in the past, before its merger with SGH Martineau, Wyborn rejoins with diverse experience and skills, particularly focused on training businesses around HR issues.

Elsewhere in the country, the firm’s employment team in Birmingham has also gained another member in the shape of legal director, Esther Maxwell. An experienced and trusted advisor, her main focus is the education sector. Supporting clients on a variety of complex employment issues, Maxwell relishes in being able to assist a sector that is fundamental to our society.

Philip Pepper, partner and head of employment at law firm, Shakespeare Martineau, said:  “Mike has done an incredible job as head of employment over the last six years. It will be a challenge to fill his shoes, but I’m looking forward to making my mark as the new head and continuing to build on Mike’s success.

“Rhys and Esther will add great value to the employment team. The ambition and passion that they show is admirable, with helping their clients to achieve the best outcomes possible at the heart of everything they do.

“The work that we undertake for our clients is not only interesting, but also varied and challenging, meaning that the diversity of experience that Rhys and Esther bring to their roles is invaluable. The employment team is going from strength to strength, and I look forward to witnessing its success continue far into the future.”