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          Education

          Every policy change and funding cut means schools, FE colleges, universities and training providers face an increasingly uncertain future.
          Education

          Whether you are a school, academy, FE college or university our specialist education team is committed to supporting and advising you on all your legal issues and protecting your reputation and commercial interests.

          "Their performance has been excellent. One thing that has stood out is their ability to spot risks and provide advice to allow us to avoid them."
          – Client testimonial

          Our sector-specific legal knowledge spans all areas of law, including employment, estates and property and governance. We work collaboratively to help you manage policy changes to funding, student litigation, outsourcing and shared services, risk assessment and management, mergers, technology, distance learning and e-learning, as well as international licensing, partnership and franchising.

          We help you to make smarter decisions and get the most out of the opportunities that you are presented with. We understand that you need us to provide decisive, prompt, practical, commercial and pragmatic advice. To be experts in how the law applies to your sector and help you identify and manage the challenges and opportunities that come with change.

          Most importantly, our specialist education team have a proven excellence, as well a commitment to the sector, and will be your trusted advisers when all around you is changing.

          DWF is delighted to have been appointed to the Crown Commercial Services framework for 'Wider Public Sector – Legal Services' (RM3788). This means that if you are a public sector organisation and you qualify to use this CCS framework, you can now appoint us through the contract. Find out more and download our prospectuses.

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          Partner-led expertise with an innovative approach

          The Public Sector team are experts in working with sector organisations to improve of the economic and social wellbeing of their communities, and deliver high quality and cost effective services.

          Jonathan Branton

          • Partner // Head of Public Sector // Head of EU Competition
          Connected Services offers a range of stand-alone consultative services that complement our legal offering in each of our core sectors.
          DWF Consulting

          DWF Consulting

          DWF Consulting comprises innovative services developed to support businesses with organisational improvement, growth and development.
          DWF Resource

          DWF Resource

          Recruiting temporary legal services support can be costly and time consuming. In order to overcome these challenges we introduce DWF Resource – the next generation of flexible resource, helping you secure high quality, fixed-cost, flexible legal support.
          DWF 360

          DWF 360

          DWF 360 is the software arm of DWF Connected Services, offering risk-related software solutions, as well as support with implementation.