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.
Legal business DWF welcomed 70 guests from Salford to the awards ceremony for 5 STAR Futures, an award-winning education and employability programme.
Anyone who has to deal with the County Court Bailiff system recognises its serious shortcomings, it is underfunded and it could also be said that it is under resourced. July saw a report published by Lord Justice Briggs around the Civil Courts Justice Review. Albeit no firm recommendations were reached when it came to enforcement.
Legal business DWF has officially launched its new Trailblazer Legal Apprenticeship programme in collaboration with BPP University with 16 apprentices joining the firm to start a two-year paralegal apprenticeship, which is one of the largest cohorts across the legal sector joining under the new scheme.
The Finance Bill 2016 reached its final form yesterday, 13 September 2016 with approval by the House of Commons. Masterminded by George Osborne before his dismissal this is the final legacy of six years of Osborne's power in number 11. The Tatton Wizard's last spell or his final Omnishambles?
DWF LLP has advised LDC and its management on the sale of catering company Waterfall Services Ltd to Elior Group.
DWF has been awarded a Certificate of Reaccreditation at Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards 2016.
DWF welcomed pupils from All Hallows RC High School to celebrate at this year’s 5 STAR Futures Awards Evening. 5 STAR Futures is DWF’s award-winning community engagement programme. It enables aspirational young people across the UK to unlock their potential by helping them increase their confidence; develop their employability skills; and become more work ready. For the last three years, DWF’s Manchester office has worked in partnership with All Hallows RC in Salford.
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.