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What is involved with education law?

These are changing times across the education field. Whatever issues you are facing, you can call on the expertise of our specialist team of lawyers with confidence. We work daily with universities, colleges, MATS, academies and school governing bodies – drawing on a wealth of in-depth experience gained over the course of 20 years.

We understand the issues your sector is facing today. In particular; the growth in major MAT bodies, college mergers, cuts in funding, the need to raise funds from other sources, attracting students and working with them as they become more demanding, as well as the international dimension. Schools are also inevitably looking at their ongoing need for legal advice as support from local authority services reduces, bringing new challenges for school managers.

Why choose our education legal services?

  • Our expert team includes people who have sat on governing bodies and have worked within education institutions – delivering tailored legal advice and contributing to their management
  • We therefore possess a keen understanding of issues related to strategy, government legislation and financial pressures
  • You can rely on us to provide honest, jargon-free advice and to be transparent about our costs
  • We are renowned for being approachable, friendly and capable of offering practical solutions
  • Offering you an understanding of the challenges faced from the powers exercisable by OFSTED and Regional Schools Commissioners

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We do not have a ‘one size fits all’ approach

The service you receive will be bespoke and personal, a service that is right for your institution.

Our lawyers will work with you to provide a full spectrum of services, underpinned by genuine knowledge of how education and the public sector works. You can trust us to provide relevant, practical answers.

Our expertise

We can advise you on academy conversions, employment & staffing issues, commercial contracts & procurement, judicial review, property, estates & construction, development projects, corporate governance, student complaints, intellectual property & spin out companies, knowledge transfer partnerships, research & collaboration agreements, information compliance (Data Protection), regulatory appeals to the First Tier Tribunal, regulatory compliance (including health & safety, food safety, fire safety), partnering, immigration and international ventures.

Who we work with

  • Crescent Purchasing Consortium (FE colleges throughout the country)
  • De Montfort University
  • Loughborough University
  • Leicester University
  • Leicester College
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Oakham School
  • Repton School Trust
  • University of Nottingham
  • Aston University
  • Coventry University
  • Department of Education and British Universities Finance Directors Group
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Whatever your legal needs, our wide ranging expertise is here to support you and your business, so let’s start your legal journey today and get you in touch with the right lawyer to get you started.


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