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In The Business of Education or Skills?

Involved in a business that is working in the Education and Skills sector? If so, we think you will want to know more about Freeths and our sector leading legal team.

A legal service for businesses in the education and skills sector

Thank you for visiting our education and skills business dedicated web page.  Involved in a business that is working in the Education and Skills sector?  If so, we think you will want to know more about Freeths and our sector leading legal team. In the fast moving world in which we live, when you need to instruct lawyers, you want to be confident that they understand your business and the issues that are important to you in your business affairs.

When you instruct Freeths expect to receive:

  • expert advisors with an excellent track record in representing your sector
  • no time consuming and expensive learning curve to be climbed by those who handle your instructions
  • commercially focussed advice delivered in terms that understand the working relationships you strive to have with your customers


Like to keep up with all things legal affecting your business?

We produce regular briefings on legal issues with articles tailored to the sector providing knowledge that we think you will really want to have. Our last briefing can be found here.

“We trust Freeths for all our legal advice. They are responsive, knowledgeable of both the law and the education sector and always reliable. They are a pleasure to work with and have never let us down - I have no hesitation in recommending them."

Julia Garvey

Acting Director General, BESA

“The work undertaken by Freeths demonstrated a good understanding of our needs and we now have a far clearer set of terms and conditions to offer to our customers.”

Dr Rob Kemp

Head of Accredited Coach Training, Barefoot Coaching

Commercial education expertise

Involved in a business that is working in the education and skills sector? If so, we think you will want to know more about us and our sector leading legal team.

Dive deeper into our specialised services by navigating through the sections. Click on each to uncover detailed insights and real-world applications.

Employment, Pensions & Immigration

We work with education businesses to help them recruit and retain their workforce. Expertise is available across employment, pensions and immigration law.

Commercial Contracts & EdTech

Looking for help with contracts, collaborations, procurement advice or business confidentiality matters? Concerned about a competition law issue? Help is on hand.

Corporate Finance

Our corporate and banking teams are on hand to support merger and acquisition transactions, refinancing and joint venture arrangements. Many in the team are experienced in international transactions.

Data Privacy & Cyber Security

Our data protection service helps businesses assure their legal compliance, manage children’s data issues, provide advice on international data sharing and transfer and help in the management of data subject access requests and breach situations.

Northern education forum launches!

Northern education forum launches!

June 4th saw the inaugural event for the Northern Education Business Forum.

Hosted by Freeths, this new members group provides the opportunity for business leaders from the education and skills sector to come together for insightful in person conversation sessions with guest speakers, to discuss matters of the moment.

The first session saw our Business Development Director Simon King in conversation with inspirational leader Anthony Coxon – renowned for his work in taking GCSEPod into thousands of schools globally. 

If you would like to join this group or learn more about this initiative, please contact us below.

Register your interest
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    Commercial Education Brief - Summer 2024

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    New procurement thresholds for UK public sector

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    How the Procurement Act 2023 will change public procurement in the UK

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    Ofsted Inspections – what can a school do

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    Commercial education brief – Winter edition 2024

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    Commercial Education Brief - Autumn Edition 2023

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    The 4 day week and DLUHC’s approach-STOP PRESS

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    Important Holiday Pay Decision

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