Jane Byford has joined the Birmingham office of Veale Wasbrough Vizards as an employment partner.
Ms Byford specialises in contentious matters, particularly equal pay and discrimination, High Court breach of contract and injunctive relief claims and strategic projects, such as large scale redundancies and restructurings.
She has more than 20 years of experience advising universities and FE colleges on employment matters and has extensive experience in advising commercial and charity clients.
She said: “VWV is a highly respected national provider of legal services to the HE and FE sectors as well as to the broader education sector.
“I am looking forward to contributing to the continued growth and success of the firm in these areas across the UK, including Birmingham.
“Clients are particularly impressed with VWV’s strength in depth and ability to advise on wider education sector issues and specialist areas such as charities and procurement.”