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

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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.

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.

Recent quotes from our clients via Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 include:

"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."

"Some of the best lawyers I have worked with; the responses are fantastic. I get good, pragmatic advice and they take the time to understand us and tailor their advice to meet our requirements."

"clear, pragmatic advice".


How we can help

We can help you go further with a range of services and products for education.

Some of our experts

Rehman Noormohamed

Partner - Head of Education & Head of Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering

I have extensive expertise in acting for UK public sector clients, private international businesses and IT consulting houses on complex and large-scale IT, communications and business transformation projects and e-commerce, cloud computing, data protection and intellectual property matters.

Andrew Harris


I am a consultant in the Commercial Litigation team. I specialise in corporate governance and company law, including schemes of arrangement and capital reductions.

Jonathan Branton

Partner - Head of EU/Competition

I lead the firm in EU/Competition issues, specialising in behavioural antitrust, merger control, public procurement and State aid, and all related issues of public funding, including the UK’s Regional Growth Fund, ERDF and ESIF. I also head up the firm’s Brussels office and the firm’s cross-discipline Public Sector group.

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