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Commercial Education

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


“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

Deputy 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.

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

Northern Education Forum

Coming Soon!

Education and skills business leaders and managers are invited to join a new forum we are establishing to facilitate business networking and to gain new knowledge and understanding around doing business in the education and skills sector.

The forum is launching on 4th June, hosted at our new home in Central Square, Leeds.

Each event will have guest speakers, legal briefings, professional development updates and opportunities to discuss matters of the moment.

This first forum will include: how to build great MAT relationships, valuing & protecting your intellectual property and the opportunity and challenge presented by international markets.

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Why Freeths?

Whatever your legal needs, our wide-ranging expertise is here to support you and your business. Our innovative approach allows us to offer creative solutions, with a focus on understanding your needs!

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